WHO ARE WE?
FBB is one of the leading educational charities and youth brands in the UK. Established in 2014, we have undergone impressive growth in the past couple of years and are now at an exciting stage of our journey. We currently work with 1,400 students across 92 Secondary School programmes in Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire, Yorkshire, London, Kent and Essex. Alongside this, we have built strong partnerships with a host of brands such as Nike. In the next stage of our journey FBB aims to become the leading specialist charity for disengaged young people and the best place to work with young people in the UK.°
Young people are at the heart of everything we do. From decisions made at Senior Leadership and our Board, to how we design activations with partners to ensure young people get the most out of them. We’re working in a system that has been designed to limit the potential of many young people, and we know that to make real change, we need to work hard and differently. FBB can be fast-paced and intensive at times, but our focus on working culture and support is prioritised to ensure staff are in a position to ‘Go Beyond’ for young people.
We place relationships at the heart of what we do. That’s not only about our work with young people, but equally important with our colleagues. We strive to do things differently at FBB. We don’t believe that work should be the thing you dread on a Sunday evening. If you’re keen to throw yourself into new environments and develop meaningful relationships with people from all walks of life, then FBB is the workplace for you.
We’re also BIG on learning. As a young and ambitious team, we are constantly finding the next opportunities to develop. We like to throw our hat in the ring for things we’ve never tried before.
FBB is a place where you can be introduced to multiple different aspects of work: our focus on cross-team collaboration means you'll have the opportunity to work on projects in Brand, Comms, Operations, Culture and Programmes. We also don’t mind the conventional stuff: there’s an FBB reading list, opportunities for reflection and external training budgets too!
FBB is recognised in the sector as innovative and thought-leading. We are always on the hunt for talented and ambitious people to join the team and contribute to our vision of becoming a leader in supporting young people to thrive and become the best versions of themselves.
A BIT ABOUT THE ROLE
We are looking for a passionate individual capable of delivering our long term, intensive wrap-around intervention in schools across London. The FBB model puts young people’s passions and strengths at the heart of their development to help them thrive in secondary school. We need someone who is deeply committed to changing the life chances of young people and has the energy, empathy and adaptability to deliver the support young people deserve to thrive in school and beyond.
You will be highly motivated, with high standards for yourself and others. We’re seeking someone caring, ambitious and keen to learn who loves working with young people. You will have a strong moral compass, experience working with young people and a proven commitment to really make a difference to young people’s lives.
Before you skim the job description, please remember you don’t have to tick all the boxes for the role to apply. We all experience a bit of imposter syndrome, including the staff here at Football Beyond Borders. If this role pulls you and you believe you could make a difference then apply anyway or reach out to us to discuss more!
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
The School Programmes Lead will deliver the FBB Schools Programme in partner Secondary Schools across London. This will involve delivering programmes across up to 5 schools. This person will be based in schools facilitating FBB sessions and supporting FBB participants outside of sessions with additional pastoral support including 1:1s and parental engagement.°
1. Lead on the delivery of up to 6 FBB Schools programmes at our partner schools managing a caseload of 98 students. This will involve delivery of FBB sessions as well as additional pastoral support outside of sessions including 1:1s, parental engagement and working with staff within the school.°
2. Lead on the ongoing evaluation and monitoring of individual sessions, participant performance and programme outcomes.
3. Track, draft and submit progress reports on the students contained in your FBB Schools programmes.
4. Manage the team of staff members on each of your FBB Schools programmes
5. Manage relationships with partner teachers and SLT at our partner schools and with participants’ parents
6. Working closely with our specialist therapeutic team to design and develop specific interventions for at risk students.
You will be committed to supporting the most at risk young people in our schools and willing to go beyond for them.
You will have excellent interpersonal skills, empathy and emotional intelligence.
You have an understanding of the challenges and different learning needs of adolescents
You will be able to build strong relationships with young people built on their assets and passions.
You can develop strong working relationships with colleagues and teachers within schools.
You will be able to problem solve independently and adapt to new situations.
You will relish taking on feedback and learning from mistakes.
You have worked in schools supporting young people
You have been a teacher with QTS
Have qualifications in counselling/mental health support for young people
You have experience of delivering interventions to young people with SEN or and SEMH
You have qualifications in youth work
You have experience of delivering sessions to 10-16 year olds
You will be someone who loves working in a team, as well as in fast paced environments and has a hunger to learn
You will have excellent interpersonal skills, empathy and emotional intelligence
Football Beyond Borders aims to be representative of the community we are working with. We recognise that having the strongest workforce possible means hiring and developing the best people across all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, sexual orientations, gender identities and abilities.
We’re not just committed to being an equal opportunity employer, we actively celebrate diversity in all its forms. Let us know if we can do anything to make the application or interview process more accessible. If you are invited to interview, we will at that point ask you for any accessibility requirements or preferences.
FBB is committed to adopting a safe recruitment process and follows the NSPCC safer recruitment procedures that have safeguarding at their heart. The appointment will undergo an enhanced DBS check.
Shortlisting, interviews and reference checking
All applications will be taken seriously and contacted regarding the outcome of their application.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. References from the previous and current employer may be taken up for shortlisted candidates. Please let us know about the sensitivity of taking up references prior to an interview.
Deadline for the receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 17th December.Please send:
Your CV that should include:
- Personal details including contact details and N.I number
- Education and training history
- Details of 2 referees including your current employer if applicable - A description of your employment history
A written application of no more than 1 side of A4 in minimum 11 point font on the following 3 areas:
1. Why are you passionate about supporting young people to achieve their goals both at school and in wider life?
2. Why do you want to do this job and work for FBB?
3. How do your skills and experience relate to the role advertised
Please see job pack for more information
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