Projects and Communications Team Support Officer.
Cover for parental leave, some days per week in Preston office required. Six-month full-time fixed term contract, with the possibility of extending for a further six months.
League Football Education (LFE) is looking for a Support Officer who can provide administrative, booking and coordination support to the Projects and Communications Team.
LFE was established in 2004 by The English Football League (EFL) and the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) to deliver the education of 16 to 18-year-old apprentice footballers at EFL clubs.
LFE works with apprentices, clubs and PFA coaches to provide an effective programme with responsibilities extending to the delivery of life skills to U9-U23 players, club staff, parents and carers.
LFE’s Life Skills programme covers emotional well-being, equality and diversity, finance, cardiac and sexual health awareness, social media, talent transfer, resilience, personal development and lifestyle and education on key subjects such as gambling, alcohol and drugs.
Support is also provided after the completion of the apprenticeship, including tracking & monitoring of all past apprentices, assessment trials to assist out of contract players, guidance in securing USA Soccer Scholarships or University places and European links with clubs in Spain and Sweden.
In partnership with The EFL and EFL Trust, LFE also delivers a CT Study Programme, offering 16 to 18-year-old learners the opportunity to study sport-related qualifications, while representing their club at football or futsal. Learners similarly benefit from a full range of wider personal development, life skills and transition support.
As the Projects and Communications Team Support Officer, you will help ensure the successful delivery of LFE’s Erasmus+ projects, Player Care support offering and Communications and PR programme. This role requires engagement with staff across LFE, key external stakeholders, as well as working with partner agencies in Europe and may also include European travel.
Educated to A-Level (or equivalent Level 3 qualification) as a minimum, you will have a keen eye for detail, be extremely well-organised, be able to strike up relationships quickly, be comfortable working across multiple projects and able to deliver against deadlines. You may also be creative, having the opportunity to learn about and work on our print and digital platforms, if you show the right aptitude and initiative.
To apply, please send a CV and a covering letter in support of your application to Daniel Jolley at [email protected]
Closing date: Noon on Monday 13th September 2021.