Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust (WWSET), the charitable arm of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club, is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative candidate to fill the role of Head of Education.

Based at Adams Park, the home of Wycombe Wanderers FC, WWSET is a thriving charity that exists to educate, motivate, and inspire the local community using the power of sport and the brand of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club.

The Head of Education will play the leading role in maximising WWSET’s education related offerings by being responsible for devising, developing, managing and delivering numerous existing and new educational programmes/activities. The successful candidate will also sit on WWSET’s Senior Leadership Team which exists to be accountable for a thriving WWSET culture that creates positive outcomes.

WWSET recognise that employing talented and dedicated staff is critical if we are to continue increasing our range of programmes, growing our strong reputation, and maximising the positive impact we have within High Wycombe and the surrounding areas.

WWSET are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As this role may involve direct access to young people under the age of eighteen, the successful candidate will undergo a thorough screening process, which will include a Criminal Records Check, to ensure their suitability for the role.

WWSET is a charity committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, and the recruitment process for the role being advertised will adhere to the latest equality legislation. All recruitment decisions are based upon the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

If you would like to apply for this role, please visit: https://www.wwset.co.uk/work-for-us/

Role Accountabilities & Key Duties, in full: 

1. Offer appealing and engaging education related activities to as wide a range of the local population as possible using football and the club’s brand to help raise achievement and attainment levels, particularly in literacy, numeracy, enterprise and PSHE. *Please note that this role is not solely concerned with delivery to school age children, but the community as a whole.

2. Gather knowledge and information on local community education related needs and issues

3. Identify, develop and maintain strategic relationships with key stakeholders/external organisations that will assist WWSET in achieving its education related aims and objectives (including, but not limited to local Schools/Colleges, County Council, The Premier League, The English Football League Trust, The Professional Footballers Association, and the County FA)

4. Undertake relevant tasks that will allow WWSET to achieve registered training provider status for the delivery of a varied range of qualifications

5. Source external funding streams and successfully plan and write applications to achieve income to carry out activities that meet the aims and objectives of WWSET’s education programme

6. Plan, organise and deliver education related community events and activities

7. Increase the awareness and popularity of WWSET’s education related activities via effective publicity and promotion

8. Recruit, manage and develop delivery staff involved with education related activities

9. Manage all education related activities in accordance with financial targets & budgets – most notably at present WWSET’s Premier League Primary Stars project, Future Goals project and Changing Rooms project

10. Identify and develop opportunities to create operating growth of the WWSET education department

11. Consistently and accurately monitor and evaluate all current and future education related activity in order to demonstrate impact and achievements

12. Produce data and reports that demonstrate the impact and value of programmes being delivered

13. Devise programmes that ensure individuals and groups of participants are motivated, stretched and challenged at appropriate levels across all interventions.

14. Work with local schools to identify underachieving pupils and ensure appropriate interventions are offered by WWSET

15. Devise programmes that utilise Adams Park Stadium as an inspirational learning environment

16. Support WWSET & WWFC in their aims and objectives at all times

17. Ensure compliance with all relevant WWSET policies at all times

18. Ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements at all times

19. Maintain a professional image at all times when representing WWSET & WWFC

20. Keep confidential any information gained regarding the Charity, Club and its personnel

21. Maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.

22. Undertake other duties and responsibilities as required by the charity from time to time

23. Attend training courses and CPD sessions as and when required

24. Maximise the frequency and impact of player appearances at education related activities

Salary and Process:

Salary: £29,000.00-£38,000.00 per year

Note that CV’s will not be accepted.

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 4th July 2021. First stage interviews will be held week beginning Monday 12th July 2021. Second stage interviews will be arranged with individual candidates following the first stage interviews.

Only those selected for interview will be contacted. 

If you would like to apply for this role, please visit: https://www.wwset.co.uk/work-for-us/

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