To coordinate several social inclusion projects by working effectively with a team of community staff, partners and young people aligning with the inclusion strategy set out in the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme (SWFCCP) business plan.

Working alongside the Health & Inclusion Manager, to be responsible for the growth, coordination, and implementation of the Inclusion programme.

This includes delivering high quality initiatives, working effectively with key partners including South Yorkshire Police, Police & Crime Commissioners Office, Sport England, Home Office, Premier League, EFL Trust and Sheffield City Council. This will involve ensuring that all monitoring and evaluating targets are met, whilst delivering within a budget.

  • The Inclusion Coordinator will influence the promotion of the club and its values, whilst also promoting the benefits of positive education, physical activity, and community cohesion.
  • To be responsible for the development and coordination of Inclusion projects ensuring activities align with the strategic development of the community programme.
  • To lead and manage “Every Player Counts Project” in partnership with EFLT and Wembley National Stadium Trust
  • To lead and manage the Inclusive Owls Project in partnership with Sport England
  • To lead and manage the Owls Together Project in partnership with Sheffield City Council
  • To maintain and develop partnerships including National Governing Bodies of Sport, funders and relevant organisations
  • To recruit young people on to courses by targeting underrepresented groups
  • To develop initiatives that support people with disabilities and improve community cohesion and
  • Promote all social inclusion programmes within the local community with focus on underrepresented groups and individuals
  • Provide case study evidence for all social inclusion programmes.
  • To ensure individual objectives and outcomes are met within specific funded projects and contracts
  • To effectively supervise and mentor support staff and volunteers involved in the delivery of activities
  • To undertake monitoring and evaluation requirements on projects to service both funding agencies and the community scheme
  • To attend networks, meetings, and events to promote and develop Inclusion provision and share best practice
  • To comply with the community programme policies and procedures always in particularly with a key focus on safeguarding young people and adults
  • Ensure that all requirements related to Quality Assurance, Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities, Data Protection and Safeguarding are implemented and comply with SWFCCP policies and procedures, in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all young people, staff and volunteers involved in the programme
  • To undertake training and CPD as necessary and relevant to the post
  • The post holder will be required to work some match days, evenings, and weekends as the requirements of the job demands staff competencies: putting our participants first
Job Title: Inclusion Officer
Department: Health & Inclusion
Contract type Permanent
Salary Dependent on experience
Site: SWFC Training Ground
Working Hours: 37 hours, over 7 days. As is expected with this post, there will be regular match days, weekends & unsocial hours as part of a regular working pattern.
Deadline Wednesday 19th August 2020
Reports to: Health & Inclusion Manager
Responsible for: Community Coaches & Youth Workers
Full driving license and the use of a vehicle (E)

FA Level 2 coaching Badge or other relevant level 2 sports qualification (E)

Youth Work/Management qualification (D)

 Minimum of 2-year experience coordinating projects within a community setting (E

Experience of working in a project that engaged with and impacted upon a hard to reach target group (E)

Experience of working in a professional football club charitable organisation (D)

Designing and developing schemes of work to a high standard (E)

Working with local community groups, external providers, and funders (E)

Developing innovative training sessions to inspire and engage young people and adults with disabilities and special educational needs (E)

Monitoring and evaluation of programmes (E)

Working with young people and young adults (E)

The successful applicant will deliver and coordinate SWFCCP ‘Inclusion Initiatives’, which include EFLT Every Player Counts, Sport England Small Grant and Sheffield City Council Tackling Inequalities Fund.

The Inclusion Officer will work collaboratively with the Health and Inclusion Manager to explore and secure additional funding for further Inclusion-related projects.

The full job description is available to view HERE

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your CV and covering letter to: [email protected]

Application closing date: Wednesday 19th August 2020

Full time permanent role (upon completion of probation period)

Monday – Friday regular schedule with evenings and/or weekends if necessary)

37 hours per week

Interviews held on Wednesday 26th August