Programme Education Manager

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Education
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: Attractive Renumeration Package dependent on experience
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Job ref: 008023
Published: about 1 month ago
Expiry date: 06 May 2024 23:59

Department: Boys Academy – Education & Administration  

Hours of Work: Full Time 

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Attractive Renumeration Package dependent on experience

Location: Bodymoor Heath Training Ground 

Closing Date: Monday 6 May 2024

Interview Date: Monday 13 May 2024

1. The Department

Our Boys Academy Department has been awarded the prestigious Category One status accolade, demonstrating that we provide the highest level of quality coaching, education, training and facilities for our youth football provision.

The Academy Education Department is responsible for delivering the Education provision to the players aged 16-18 and 14- 16 on a Full-Time training programme as well as liaising with schools to monitor academic attainment for players aged 9-16.

To continue to deliver our ambitious plans for nurturing, encouraging, and developing talent at this level, we have a new, exciting opportunity for a self-motivated and proactive individual to join our Education Department as Full Time Programme Education Manager.

2. The Role

This role will be responsible for supporting the management and delivery of the Education Programme ensuring players achieve aspirational education outcomes. You will have a specific focus on the delivery of the Apprenticeship and Education provision for the Professional Development Phase (players aged 16-18 years old).

You will work alongside the Head of Education, Assistant Head of Education, and other members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), planning the delivery of the BTEC in Sporting Excellence Professional and the Sporting Excellence Professional Apprenticeship. This role will require you to be flexible within your practice as you will be working within a fluid environment.

You will be responsible for planning, delivering, and assessing outstanding lessons to improve the players understanding on topics to support their performance. An essential element of this will be to track and monitor learner progress and provide effective feedback. A key area of this is building relationships with key stakeholders for example you will be expected to liaise with the Premier League IV and with other External Verifiers.

You will be required to support the delivery of the BTEC Level 2 in Sport to a small cohort of players aged 14-16 that are on our Full Time Programme working in conjunction with the Academy’s Education partner.

For further information about the Role, please see the Role Profile.

3. The Person

The successful candidate must hold a relevant teaching qualification such as QTS/QTLS/PGCE (or equivalent). You must have experience of working within a high performance or education environment and/or with young elite performers. Experience of working within a Premier League or EFL Academy as well teaching in the Further Education sector BTEC Sport is advantageous.

We are looking for an individual capable of forming strong relationships and can support young people and empathise to the challenges and demands placed upon young elite performers.

You must be available to work flexibly which may include evenings and weekends as required around the needs of the players.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.


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Equality Statement

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.

Safeguarding Statement

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 Aston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding