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Vacancy: Education Manager

13 June 2018

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Sheffield United Community Foundation is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and forward-thinking manager to oversee our Education Strand. The post-holder will provide leadership for the department in implementing its curriculum development objectives and ensuring its performance targets are achieved. The post holder will be directly responsible for a team of tutors delivering Foundations Football and Education Academy (Further Education), Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development (Higher Education) and Traineeship programmes.

About the role

The successful candidate will have a proven record of successful academic management in further education and a record of successful programme development that meets local needs in the sport and leisure sector. Experience of working in a sports-based community foundation/trust is desirable.

Applicants should have a sports-based degree level qualification, a PGCE and proven record of outstanding teaching, a secure understanding of quality assurance requirements and processes, and experience of implementing quality initiatives to support improvements to the student learning experience.

As an employed member of staff at Sheffield United Community Foundation you will be entitled to statutory holidays that include bank holidays as well as adopting a flexible working policy. You may be required to deliver and assess some qualifications, attend regular meetings, manage the performance of education staff and be part of the Foundations Leadership Team, reporting to trustees and partners where required.

About Sheffield United Community Foundation

Sheffield United Community Foundation is the official registered charity of Sheffield United Football Club, working in the areas of Sports Participation, Education & Training, Health & Wellbeing and Community Cohesion.

Our Mission

Our goal is to build links between the football club and the community using the appeal of football and sport in general to encourage, motivate and inspire all individuals, regardless of background, to achieve their potential.

The community programmes are aimed at strengthening self-esteem, developing personal skills, promoting health and wellbeing, improving academic achievement and generally empowering people in the local area.

Education Strand

Sheffield United Community Foundation are a bespoke, high quality Education and Training provider specialising in the delivery of accredited sports-based qualifications in further and higher education. Our aim is to prepare students for a successful career in the football and wider sports industries.

We have a very successful record in learner engagement, completion, and achievement. We offer a very stimulating curriculum to all learners. As part of the learning environment we provide state of the art ICT equipped classrooms as well as inspiring embedded practical sessions, trips, and visits. In addition, we engage professional guest speakers such as first team players and backroom staff as well as utilising modern technology by offering each learner their own personal virtual classroom.

High level summary
Term: 12-month fixed term
Salary: £23,000-£27,000 (dependant on experience)
Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 6th July 2018
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 23rd July 2018

To apply: please email CV and a covering letter to chris.bailey@sufc-community.co.uk marked Private and Confidential

Click here to download a job description and guidance on how to apply.

Please note that all suitable candidates will be subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS procedures. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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