Reporting into the Senior Academy Support Manager, the Academy Support Manager responsibilities will include but are not limited to;

Leadership, Management, Operations and Registrations:
· Organise an appropriate schedule of visits to an allocated cluster of Clubs, to support them in the delivery of their Academy Performance Plan
· Work with Clubs to ensure full compliance with the Premier League Youth Development Rules
· Support Clubs with action plans received via the Professional Game Academy Audit Company (PGAAC)
· Produce an annual academy report for allocated Clubs
· Attend Education, Player Care and Multi-disciplinary staff meetings as requested
· Contribute to the workforce development programmes for Academy staff, where required
· Work closely with the Premier League Registrations and Regulatory teams on any registrations or regulatory matters relating to your allocated Clubs

Education, including the Sporting Excellence Professional Apprenticeship:
· Monitor the ongoing development and implementation of the full-time and hybrid compensatory education programmes across Clubs
· Work closely with the Premier League Education team and Education Advisors to effectively aid and monitor the educational progression of all Academy Players
· Conduct player review meetings with selected players across Foundation and Youth Development phases
· Produce a monthly summary report to update on the progress / key issues at each Club
· Support the Club in the delivery of the Sporting Excellence Professional (SEP) Apprenticeship Programme through regular monitoring and support visits
· Conduct 12-weekly reviews with all Scholars/Apprentices at allocated Clubs
· Monitor education progression against academic programmes undertaken by Scholars/Apprentices BTEC’s, A Levels, Functional Skills etc

Player Care, Safeguarding and Duty of Care:
· Working closely with the Premier League Player Care team to support and quality assure Player Care activities, including the Life Skills and personal development curriculum in place for Academy Players across allocated Clubs
· Deliver at Academy Player and Parent Induction sessions in collaboration with Clubs
· Support the Premier League’s Transition programmes for released players
· Support activities and initiatives identified across the ‘Duty of Care’ focus areas including; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Transition, Player/Parent Voice, Mental and Emotional Well-being, Safeguarding
· Designated ASM Lead on one of the individual Duty of Care focus areas
· Work closely with the Premier League Safeguarding Support Managers to ensure Clubs comply with Section S of the Premier League Safeguarding standards

Games Programme:
· Regularly attend Games Programme fixtures for each of your allocated Clubs
· Act as a Games Programme Monitor at Games Programme fixtures to ensure compliance with the Player Recognition System and Youth Development Rules
· Facilitate and deliver additional Education and Player Care activities to players, parents, and Club staff at Games Programme festivals and tournaments

Coaching:
· Work closely with the Premier League Coaching department to ensure Clubs and their coaching staff are provided with the appropriate support

Elite Performance:
· Work closely with the Premier League Elite Performance team to ensure the appropriate support is provided to Clubs and their staff

Knowledge:
· Understanding of education across primary, secondary, further and/or higher education
· Understanding of student-athlete pathways
· Understanding of the Football Academy system or other sporting youth development environments
· Understanding of the stages of Child Development
· Understanding of Safeguarding legislation and good practice

Core Capabilities:
· Track record of managing multi-stakeholder relationships
· Experience working in football, education or one of the Duty of Care focus areas
· Team player with high emotional intelligence, who seeks and acts on feedback
· Able to demonstrate high level interpersonal dexterity to work effectively within an interdisciplinary environment
· Excellent time management and ability to prioritise
· Able to synthesise and clearly present decisions with strong written and verbal communication skills
· Demonstrate high levels of resilience and thinking skills
· Able to act independently on both project-based and analytical tasks
· Strong competence of working with MS Office (esp. power point, word and excel)
· Comfortable working in an agile way, and with change and uncertainty
· Able to work in a high-performance environment and deliver against challenging deadlines
· Willingness to learn new approaches and adapt to different working styles
· Self-motivated and goal-oriented

Other:
· Ability to work in the UK is required
· Safeguarding and Protecting Children
· DBS clearance
· Fluency in English

Nice-to-haves for the role

· Educated to a minimum undergraduate degree level in relevant subject
· A relevant qualification in one of the Duty of Care focus areas or related subject
· Previous experience of delivering education to children and young adults in football or elite sport environments

The Premier League is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All appointments will be made based on merit. We encourage applications from women, and ethnically and culturally diverse communities, as we are underrepresented within this area.

Our commitment to safeguarding includes implementing robust safer recruitment procedures to assess the suitability of individuals applying for roles that involve work with children and adults who are or may be at risk of harm.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 10 April 2022.