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29 Apr 2022

Full-Time Player Care Manager

Liverpool Football Club and Athletic Grounds Limited Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Academy team as a Player Care Manager. In this varied role, you will be the strategic lead for all Player Care matters and offer safeguarding support across all age groups at the Academy together with being involved in providing post 19 Education Programmes.

What will you be doing?

-Lead on player care matters
-Manage the House Parent scheme in line with industry best practise and local authority standards.
-Support the welfare, wellbeing, and mental health of LFC Academy players in line with industry best practice.
-Maintain effective links with national bodies that have an overview of young people`s welfare.
-Support the day-to-day management of safeguarding at the Academy.
-Liaison with parents/guardians on all welfare and player care issues for all age groups.
-Liaison with Academy Senior staff and press department on all potential PR matters.
-Manage any citizenship or community engagement activities for post 19 age groups.
-Enhance the Academy`s life skills development programme, involved in organising relevant workshops/awareness weeks.
-Support all players upon release and assist in the transition of players to other clubs, employment, education, or training.
-Communicate with and track the movement of players following their release from the Academy.
-Provide player care support to loan players where appropriate.

Who are we looking for?

To be successful, you will be a qualified FA Welfare Officer or equivalent, holding a recognised Safeguarding certificate. You will be experienced practitioner in player care with a wide knowledge of welfare and player care within sport. You`ll have experience of placing young people into private accommodation fulfilling Local Authority requirements and standards. You`ll have excellent organisational and communication skills with a proven track record of creating positive working relationships with all key stakeholders. You will be willing to undertake continued professional development organised by the club.

Ideally, you will have experience of elite sport and an understand GDPR and its practical application. You`ll be aware of the requirements and standards required for sports tournaments and tours. You will also have an awareness of mental health.

Why should you apply?

This is a full-time role working 35 hours per week, any 5 days from 7, which will include evenings and weekends. Your main base will be our Academy, located in Kirkby.

To reward your hard work and commitment we offer a competitive salary, 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays and the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days) and a contributory pension scheme.

You will have access to our benefits kit bag where you can get high street discounts, and a selection of benefit schemes you can join. There are opportunities to get involved with volunteering through our LFC Foundation to give back to the local community.

We aspire to be the most inclusive club in world football – providing fair and appropriate opportunities to as many people from different backgrounds as possible, being welcoming and meeting their needs as best we can. We are committed to hiring great people representative of a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills, not just because it`s the right thing to do, but because we believe it makes our Club stronger. If you share our enthusiasm and passion for inclusivity, then we want to hear from you.

Liverpool FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all Colleagues and Volunteers to share this commitment. This role is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

How to Apply

Please apply via our website: Liverpool FC - Vacancy Details

Job Types: Full-Time.

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