Job Title – Project Officer – Inclusion and Disability
Location – Stamford Bridge
Hours – Permanent, 40 hours per week, 5 out of 7 days (including evenings, weekends and anti-social hours)
As a member of the Chelsea team you will become part of a long and proud history in the heart of iconic west London, which dates back to the club’s founding in 1905. Since that time the club has won every major domestic and international trophy, being crowned English, European and world champions in the process.
Chelsea are a club which proudly strives to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch, as shown by the further success of our Women’s and Academy sides, as well as the excellent work in the community undertaken by the Chelsea Foundation, while engaging with our many supporters from a wide range of backgrounds at home in the UK and around the world.
If you’re motivated and want to help us win more trophies, you’ve got a place here at Chelsea!
About the Team:
Formed in 2010, the Chelsea Foundation is one of the world’s leading football social responsibility programmes. Using the power of sport to motivate, educate and inspire, we believe sport can be harnessed to support communities and individuals, both at home and abroad.
The Foundation brings together the Community, Education and International departments, along with the club’s wider charitable, CSR and community activities, and equality programmes.
On top of our outstanding football development projects, the Chelsea Foundation works on a broad range of initiatives focusing on employment, education, social deprivation, crime reduction, youth offending and much more.
What We’re Looking For:
A candidate to develop and support the delivery of all inclusion and disability programmes. Creating inclusive and safe environments for underrepresented groups to play sports, be active, develop and gain accreditations, whilst ensuring these activities meet the funder’s requirements. Regular monitoring of staff, performance and development will be required to ensure all staff are working towards meeting the programme objectives and KPI’s. They will be responsible for the safeguarding of young people on all Inclusion and Disability programmes, liaising with the Safeguarding Lead to make sure there is a clear line of reporting to the CFC Safeguarding Hub.
Must Haves/qualified by demonstratable experience to the level required:
• Over 18 years old.
• Hold the relevant professional and/or academic qualifications OR have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the industry sector.
• Disability/Inclusion specific sports qualifications.
• Have a Youth Worker Level 2 qualification or working towards completing this.
• Valid First Aid and Safeguarding certificates.
• Have experience working in inclusive community engagement programmes, specifically tailored to the provision of disables participants and underrepresented groups in sport.
Nice to Haves:
• Good communication and organisational skills.
• Aims to support and motivate team members.
• Ability to build good relationships.
• Attention to details.
What We Offer:
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.
If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you.
Chelsea FC and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.