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SPORTS MENTOR

2 May 2017


Are you interested in using sport to help young people get active, achieve more and be the best they can be?

Albion in the Community’s Partner School programme, aims to use the power of football to support young people in the heart of our community to develop the resilience they need to thrive in sport, in school and in life.

The programme will see full time Sports Mentors based in secondary schools in targeted areas using the power of the Club to engage and inspire young people.

Our Sports Mentors deliver a comprehensive high quality enrichment and mentoring programme which aims to:

•Support young people to be active and live healthy and active lifestyles.
•Help raise attainment and achievement, specifically in English, maths, enterprise and PSHE.
•Support young people struggling at school to gain confidence, improve attendance and behaviour and raise their aspirations.

The programme is tailored to the needs and priorities of each individual school and is being piloted in one school in Brighton with a view to expanding in more secondary schools over the coming years.

We are now recruiting a Sports Mentor who will based at our pilot partner school in Brighton (Patcham High School).  You will work closely with the Director of Sport at the school to deliver a comprehensive high quality enrichment and mentoring programme.

You will plan and deliver enrichment activities (to include, but not limited to: breakfast, lunch time and afterschool clubs), support curriculum PE lessons and develop and deliver other opportunities that strive to raise students’ attainment and boost their confidence and aspirations. You will be able to work independently and as part of a team and will have the full support of both the school and Albion in the Community.

The successful candidate will be able to help shape the job and wider programme going forwards and will be required to help measure the impact of what we do and quantify the difference the programme makes to young people.

You need to be an excellent organiser with the ability to develop a strong rapport with students with challenging needs as well as build successful relationships with staff both at the school and Albion in the Community.

The post is offered on an initial fixed term contract until December 2017, with the prospect of a contract extension thereafter. The successful candidate will need to be flexible with working hours to include some early morning, weekend and evening work.

Please click here to read the job description and person specification for this new opportunity.

If you are looking for a new and exciting challenge and are interested in helping young people develop the resilience they need to thrive in sport, in school and in life, please email a completed Equal Opportunities form, CV and cover letter to steph.king@bhafc.co.uk.

To download the Equal Opportunities monitoring form, please click here.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 24 May 2017 (5pm)

Interview date: Wednesday 7th June 2017

BHAFC/AITC are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

BHAFC/AITC are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Through the innovative use of football and the brand of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, Albion in the Community are committed to delivering high quality, accessible opportunities that improve the health and well-being, education and aspirations of our community.

Patcham High School is an 11–16 comprehensive school situated on the northern outskirts of Brighton, very close to the old village of Patcham and within easy reach of the A23 and A27. The school is successful and rapidly improving, and aims to become outstanding. It is known for its innovative approach and values professional development very highly.

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