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Vacancy: Youth Office Co-ordinator

22 May 2014

Information about an exciting opportunity at Notts County Football Club...

Role: Youth Office Co-ordinator/Welfare Officer
Type: Full time / Permanent
Salary: Dependent upon experience.
Responsible to: Academy Manager

Established in 1862, Notts County Football Club is an iconic brand, which has brought national and international acclaim being the World’s Oldest Football League Club. Notts County is blessed with a significant and passionate fan base and has the opportunity to grow and expand. 

This role is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate, responsible for the support of the Academy management, coaches, scouts and physiotherapists. Administration duties, data collection, reporting, management of information and maintenance of records ensuring that the Academy operates in an efficient, professional manner in line with the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP). 

We are looking for a self motivated, confident professional with the ability to work independently; they must possess excellent communication and IT skills being highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.  The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate impeccable organisation skills, an understanding of football, the game and its terminology. 

As the Welfare Officer for the Academy you will be required to work closely with the Child Protection Officer ensuring that everyone involved in the club/Academy are aware of the importance of safeguarding, its policies and procedures. Acting as an advisory resource to staff, coaches and volunteers on best practice in working with children/young people, you will also communicate with the children/young people within the Academy so that they are aware of how to make concerns known to appropriate adults or agencies.

Due to the nature of the role (working with children and young people) the successful candidate will need to undergo enhanced Criminal Record Check with the club. The role will be offered subject to a cleared CRC.


Essential Requirements:

Administrative qualities:
• Proven experience at a senior administration level. 
• Ability to multi task, prioritise and manage a variety of jobs simultaneously.
• Committed and proactive. 
• Excellent organisation skills.
• Quick thinking and adaptable. 
• High sense of personal responsibility. 
• Credible and confident communicator (written and verbal) at all levels.
• Self-motivated, with the ability to work proactively using own initiative.
• Excellent IT skills e.g. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

Experience in a similar role within a football club would be desirable but not essential.

Welfare Officer qualities: 
• Put the welfare of each child/young person first.
• Have good communication skills
• Have good listening skills
• Be approachable
• Be organised and efficient.
• Ensure confidentiality on a need to know basis only

Notts County Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you feel you have what it takes, apply today by forwarding your CV and covering letter to

The deadline for entries is Friday 30 May 2014. 

Notts County Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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