Chief Education Officer
Full-time, home-based (travel to Head Office in Preston and other locations as required)
A competitive salary with attractive benefit package
League Football Education (LFE) was established in 2004 by The English Football League (EFL) and The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) to deliver the Sporting Excellence Apprenticeship to the 16-18 year old apprentice footballers at EFL clubs and a full-time 16-19 Study Programme to the various Club Community Organisations (CCOs), who complete sport related qualifications in order to progress to university or full-time employment.
LFE is looking for an enthusiastic Chief Education Officer to join their Senior Leadership Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and managing the whole curriculum and learning programmes for LFE’s niche programmes detailed above. You will lead on the curriculum design, delivery and monitoring of the Apprenticeship and Study Programme and be responsible for the National Curriculum Managers, Study Programme Manager and their teams.
Educated to degree standard or equivalent and teacher qualified, you will be motivated, organised, IT literate and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of working in education and training, including a working knowledge of the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework. You will have excellent communication skills, ensuring effective partnership working with staff and stakeholders.
The role is full-time, home-based including regular attendance at the Head Office in Preston. The role also involves travelling (including overnight stays) to football club academies and community trusts throughout England and to attend stakeholders conferences as required.
For further information, please download the job description and person specification.
An attractive remuneration package is available, including contributory pension, life assurance and private healthcare. Holiday entitlement of 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays per annum.
LFE is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion or belief(s), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or with regards to pregnancy or maternity.
This role requires Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Checks and is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Applicants will be asked about any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands that are considered ‘unspent’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 (Amended 2013). Background checks and an enhanced DBS will be required as appropriate to the role and any offer will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory checks.
LFE is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment and promote the welfare of these groups.
To apply, please send a CV and a statement in support of your application, which addresses the requirements of the person specification to Jenny Hornby at [email protected]
Closing date: noon on Monday 20th March 2023