Job Title: Premier League Inspires Officer
Department: Foundation – Interventions
Hours of Work: 35 Hours per week (including evening and weekends)
Contract: 3 Years Fixed Term
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Location: Villa Park with requirements to travel to and from community sessions
Closing Date: 12 Aug 2022
1. The Department
The Aston Villa Foundation is the official Charity of Aston Villa Football Club and prides itself in being innovative in its approach to the club being used as a ‘Force for Good’.
The Interventions department is a fundamental strand within the Foundation and is critical in supporting young people to raise their aspirations and divert them away from negative influences, within Birmingham and its surrounding areas.
2. The Role
As the Premier League Inspires Officer you will be responsible to lead on the planning and delivery of the Premier League Inspires programme. You will need have the ability to create and deliver high-quality educational schemes of work and sports interventions, to inspire marginalised young people within educational settings and empower them to fulfil their potential.
Additionally, you will have responsibility to provide ongoing support by mentoring vulnerable and ‘at-risk’ youngsters within a 1:1 format and lead on activities to achieve the programme’s KPI’s, such as collapsed curriculum days, the Premier League Inspires Challenge, cultural capital opportunities and celebration events.
For further information about the Role, please see the below Role Profile.
3. The Person
The Aston Villa Foundation are seeking a highly skilled and driven Premier League Inspires Officer, with strong communication and active listening skills and the ability to show empathy and motivate others.
You will have extensive experience of working in educational settings creating, leading and delivering schemes . Ideally you will hold relevant qualifications such as a level two diploma in youth work practice and/or effective mentoring and an NGB level two in a Sport or equivalent.
You will have the ability to inspire, engage and differentiate adults and young people with varied learning abilities and have experience of dealing with learners from different backgrounds
Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early
The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.
Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code.
We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.
Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see AVFC - Safeguarding.