Project Officer - Chelsea Champion

Full Time
19 / 08

To be the central point of contact for Chelsea FC Foundation within Fulham Cross Academy. Coordinating all Chelsea Champions schemes of work that aim to enhance emotional wellbeing and build resilience in young people via universal, targeted and individual interventions.

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JOB TITLE: Project Officer - Chelsea Champion

DEPARTMENT: Chelsea FC Foundation

REPORTING TO: Senior Project Officer - Chelsea Champions

JOB FUNCTION: To be the central point of contact for Chelsea FC Foundation within Fulham Cross Academy. Coordinating all Chelsea Champions schemes of work that aim to enhance emotional wellbeing and build resilience in young people via universal, targeted and individual interventions.

LOCATION: Fulham Cross Academy, Kingwood Road, London, SW6 6SN

CONTRACT: Fixed term contract until 31st August 2022, 40 hours per week, any 5 of 7 days (including evenings, weekends and anti-social hours).


  • To work closely with staff at Fulham Cross Academy, coordinating the delivery of all Chelsea Champions projects, in line with the requirements set out by the funding providers.
  • Deliver a range of sports and diversionary activities within the Community and Academic timetables, leading on a variety of leadership programmes, including provision outside of term time, during evening and weekends.
  • Deliver a number of schemes of work for the personal development of pupils and families at Fulham Cross Academy including the development of a youth forum, peer mentoring and family engagement schemes.
  • To act as a mentor for young people, providing support, and signposting to advice and guidance services for any pupil in need of expert care.
  • Sit on a Chelsea Champion Forum, led by the Senior Chelsea Champion Officer, collaborating with each Chelsea Champion and lead school staff member to develop a series of initiatives to support young people’s emotional wellbeing and resilience.


  • To be a positive role model, creating a safe, positive and fun environment in which to motivate and encourage young people to succeed and develop.
  • To build relationships where possible and relevant with local schools, clubs, authorities, key community partners, youth services and mental health charities.
  • To lead on the monitoring and evaluation for all Chelsea Champion projects at Fulham Cross Academy in accordance with the needs of each funder, including liaison with the Premier League Charitable Fund as a ‘Views’ user.
  • Be responsible for the safeguarding of young people on the Chelsea Champions programme at Fulham Cross Academy, Liaising with the Safeguarding Lead for all Chelsea Champions Schools and associated partner Safeguarding Team’s to ensure a clear line of reporting to CFC Safeguarding Hub.
  • Ensure success stories are captured through working with Chelsea FC Foundation/Chelsea FC media staff.




  • Relevant professional and/or academic qualifications or a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the industry sector.
  • Five GCSE’s including Maths and English.
  • Mental/Emotional Wellbeing related qualification or working towards.
  • Level 1 Sports Coaching Qualification, Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children Certificates


  • Youth Worker Level 2 Qualification.
  • Teaching or mentoring Qualifications.
  • Level 2 Sports Coaching Qualification, Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children Certificates.



  • Previous experience in working within a school or youth work setting.
  • Ability to build a strong rapport with hard to reach pupils with varying needs.
  • Some knowledge of community engagement programmes specifically tailored to secondary school aged pupils.


  • Knowledge of the Chelsea FC Foundation.
  • Knowledge of local demographic and social needs.
  • Experience of coordinating Sessional Staff & Volunteers.
  • Knowledge of PLCF and PLPFA funded projects.
  • Knowledge of Community Club Organisations and Football Charity Programmes.

The Employee must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to Chelsea FC Foundation policies and procedures in particular Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act. The Employee must act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are in their care or attending the Company’s premises. The Employee must report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the Safeguarding Lead.

Chelsea Football Club and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups) that are in our care or attending our premises. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The Employee must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations amongst Employees and customers.

The above Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive, the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.


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