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Girls Primary School Officer

  • Location: London
  • Organisation: Palace for Life Foundation
  • Salary: £20,000 - £22,000
  • Closing Date: 12 July 2019 | Coaching & Sports Development

Girls Primary Schools Officer

Salary: £20,000 - £22,000

Location: South London

Contract: 1 year with option to extend

1. Job Purpose

As part of the schools team at Palace for Life Foundation you will lead on the organisation and delivery of a successful girls’ Primary schools development programme, ensuring all key performance indicators are met, with engaged participants having a variety of suitable exit routes.

2. Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities/Job Summary

• To lead on the development and delivery of a structured programme within the Premier League Primary Stars and PLPFA Girls programmes, increasing the participation levels of Primary School aged girls within sport and physical activity

• To develop positive relationships with all key partners involved in the programme including schools, teachers, parents and other clubs

• To design and deliver creative, active and engaging sessions to different target groups within all programmes

• To organise and lead a variety of tournaments and festivals, increasing participation across local boroughs

• To signpost participants to suitable exit routes, ensuring high levels of sustained engagement

• To deliver selected holiday course provision out of school term

• Consistently measuring the impact of the programmes through various measurement tools to ensure effective delivery throughout the activity.

• Updating on-line monitoring and evaluation systems and completing monitoring reports for the Premier League funding partners

• To mentor part time female coaches within the Foundation to support their development

• To keep all equipment in good working order and report and losses or damage to the Primary Schools Programme Manager

• To attend regular meetings and training for continuous professional development

• Support the Primary School Programmes Manager in delivery of various numeracy, literacy and other interventions to assist in the Foundations’ Premier League Primary Stars programme

• Liaising closely with other internal colleagues within the Foundation in sharing of good practice and cross working together.

• Support the creation of media information and case studies/good news stories to measure the impact of the programme.

• Support the administration elements of the programme including data collection & inputting and session compliance

• Reporting regularly to the Primary School Programmes Manager on all aspects of the programme.

• Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, which may include some evenings and weekends

• To commit to other duties required in line with the responsibilities of the post

3. Knowledge/Experience/Technical Skills

Essential: – Knowledge

• Possess a relevant degree or qualification or equivalent experience

• Possess a sport specific coaching qualification

• A passion in developing girls participation levels in school physical activity and sport

• Experience working within a Primary School environment

• Ability to emphasise with and give support to participants who may not feel comfortable in learning or sports related environments


• Sound sports development or school education knowledge and experience with a proven track record of achievement and event management

Technical Skills

• Experience of working to tight deadlines without close supervision

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

• Ability to record data and analyse results based on key programme outcomes

• Excellent communication/presentation skills both written and verbal

• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels within the Foundation, the parent club and high level outside contacts.

Desirable: – Knowledge

• Good understanding of the FA Female Football player pathway


• Level 2 coaching in football certificate

• Delivering sessions to “novice” girls

• Knowledge and understanding of the FA Wildcats programme

• Current DBS certificate

• Experience of working in a fast-paced environment

• Some experience of mentoring/supporting coaches

Technical Skills

• Clean drivers Licence

• Working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint & Excel

Our Values:

  • TEAMWORK – we support everyone around us and treat them with respect, working together to achieve great results.
  • PRIDE – we are proud to represent Palace and aspire to be the best in everything we do.
  • INNOVATION – we are not afraid to try new things, we are creative and inspiring, always seeking new ways to progress.

Our Behaviours:

  • We know why we’re here: we appreciate the unique influence we, as role models, have on young people and the wider south London community
  • We know where we’re going: we are clear on what we aim to achieve, as individuals and as part of the wider team at the Foundation and Crystal Palace FC
  • We communicate effectively: we listen to each other and keep colleagues fully informed of our work, sharing mistakes and challenges as well as successes
  • We respect: we seek to understand the challenges others face and treat our colleagues and participants how we expect to be treated ourselves
  • We are professional: we are punctual, reliable and aspire to the highest standards in everything we do
  • We take responsibility: we take ownership for own performance and put in our fair share of time and effort to support our participants and the rest of the team
  • We are always improving: We reflect, look to develop and evolve, to make things better for our team and the people we support
  • We are brave: We think outside the box, are not afraid to take measured risks, but know when to ask for help and support each other when things don’t go to plan
  • We share success: We are proud of what we do as a team and actively celebrate each other’s good work, sharing credit wherever it’s due.

How to apply

Please visit the Palace for Life website for more information. Please note: any applications received without a completed application form will be disregarded

Closing date for applications is Friday 12 July

Interview dates: Wednesday 24/25 July (1st), Wednesday 31 July/Thursday 1 August (2nd)


Crystal Palace Football Club acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory requirements and responsibilities, government guidance, recognised best practice and complies with Premier league and football league rules.
The club expects all staff, players, volunteers, contractors and guests to share this commitment.


Crystal Palace Football Club endorses the principle of equality and will strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in the club whether as players, match-day fans, staff, board members, participants in foundation programmes and other people engaged with the club’s activities (for example, suppliers, corporate partners):
Has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, without regard to their age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation; and
Can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular that they are able to enjoy their engagement at the club without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment, bullying and abuse.

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