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Academy Head of Education - Part Time 8 hours per week

Forest Green
Salary Details:
Competitive + benefits
Advertising End Date:
30 Jun 2019
About The Role
We are looking for a Head of Education to join our Academy Management team at FGR.

You will-
  • Work with guidance from The Football League and Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) and in line with The FA requirements for work with children and young people.
  • Provide written reports on the educational progress of young players if required.
  • To manage and support the Academy Manager in the release of any youth player if required
  • To attend training and demonstrate continued professional development in relation to the role of the Football Club Head of Education
  • To lead the tutoring of the qualifications, through having planned lessons, and to ensure these are engaging, creative and in line with our quality assurance process.
  • To mark and assess work of the learners and where necessary assist those who need extra support by delivering small group work.
  • To work as part of a bigger Academy Department Team and contribute to the development of the department, including lesson plans and development of work books.
  • To support the participation, retention and progression of learners in their courses and to encourage learners to pursue further education, training or employment on finishing the course.
  • To keep proper and accurate records and registers, ensuring effective monitoring and evaluation of learners’ progression, and to support the writing of reports as required.
  • To attend and engage in all relevant staff meetings, and maintain effective communication with staff, learners and other relevant educational organisations.
  • To deliver inclusive and high-quality courses, materials and opportunities to all learners and to liaise with the Education and Quality Assurance Managers to ensure and address the quality of work offered, and actively seek to eliminate any indirect or direct discriminatory practice or behaviours
  • To undertake training and CPD as necessary and relevant to the post.
  • To be familiar with Forest Green Rovers FC Code of Conduct and all operational, Health & Safety, Child Protection and Data Protection policies.
  • To answer and respond to emails in a timely manner.
  • To attend departmental and office meetings as required.
About You


  • Teaching Qualification (PGCE, MSc)
  • Safeguarding & Child Protection
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of the role and the position
  • Knowledge and Experience of BTEC Delivery
  • Understanding of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP)
  • IT skills to include the ability to use Performance Management Application (PMA) software and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Enhance DBS clearance


  • Honours Degree within the Sports Industry
  • Assessor Award
  • Experience working with young professional players

Forest Green Rovers FC promote inclusion and confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, nationality, ethnicity (race), religion or belief, ability or disability, pregnancy and maternity and encourage equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

The EFL has introduced positive action measures aimed at tackling the under-representation of coaches and managers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethic (BAME) backgrounds. New regulations require clubs to shortlist at least one suitably qualified BAME candidate (where an application has been received) for all roles in Academy football that require a UEFA A or UEFA B Licence.

If you consider your ethnicity to fall within one of the following definitions – Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic (i.e. from any other ethnic group that is not ‘White British’) - please inform us within your application.

About Us
Founded in 1889, Forest Green Rovers is a football club with a rich 128-year history – but we’re at the forefront of something quite new here.

FIFA recently described us as the greenest football club in the world – it’s certainly true that no other football club in the world has put the environment at the heart of what it does, embedded it into its DNA like we do.

We’re the only club in the world to have EMAS accreditation – the gold standard of environmental management – and we’re the first and only vegan football club in the world. In 2017, we were promoted to the Football League for the first time in our history – which means we can spread our sustainability message to an even bigger audience.

Our aim is to be in the Championship within the next five years – and we’re planning to build a stadium to match those ambitions, too. Designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, ‘Eco Park’ would be the only stadium in the world made entirely of wood.