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Job Ref No. ECC5402-316S Position Type: Coaching/Instructors Pay Range: £14,603, pro rata equivalent of point 31 LGPS
Position Start Date: 01/09/2020 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 13/07/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: week commencing 13th July 2020  

Job Description

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College Football Lead

Required September 2020

We are seeking to appoint a permanent part-time College Football Lead with effect from September 2020. The role will report to the Faculty Leader for Physical Education to further develop the progressive leadership programme within the Football College. The role will include coaching, academic monitoring and bespoke career education information advice and guidance for all members of the football college.

The post offers an excellent opportunity to work within in a highly successful 11-19 academy which holds good Ofsted status. The academy has a strong collaborative ethos, is very supportive and well-planned schemes of learning for all courses are already in place. A faculty-based mentor will work with the appointee to support their development and induction in their first year. There is also an excellent academy-wide support and development programme for all new staff.

Personal Qualities

The successful applicant should hold an FA Level 2 Coach qualification with additional UEFA Licences being desirable. Applicants should have experience of planning and delivering coaching lessons and have had experience of coaching children and young people and running football tournaments.

Applicants should be hardworking, enthusiastic and have high levels of commitment. They should be able to plan, deliver and assess high-quality learning experiences for all learners in their care and deploy a range of strategies to support their personal development.

Experienced candidates should be able to demonstrate a highly successful track-record of football coaching.

Responsibilities of the Post-Holder

In accordance with the job description for College Football Lead, the key responsibilities will be as follows:

Coaching: to plan and deliver high quality, safe, and enjoyable ability specific coaching sessions that are both structured and progressive.
Academic Monitoring: to effectively monitor and track the academic progress and attainment of all members of the Football College.
Post-18 Advice and Guidance: to provide bespoke 'Career Education, Information, Advice and Guidance' (CEAIG) for all members of the Football College.
Wider Contribution

Staff are encouraged to contribute to the academy's rich extra-curricular programme, and all candidates will be provided with the opportunity to discuss their personal interests at interview.

As one of the largest educational establishments in Essex, there are many opportunities for career progression. Via an academy-wise coaching programme, staff are encouraged to take responsibility for their own career development, with full support and encouragement from their line managers and other relevant staff, including those responsible for staff training.


Annual salary for the College Football Lead will be in accordance with the academy Local Government Pay Scale, which for appointment for a full time post currently involves a salary of up to £29,578 pro-rata (Band 4 Point 31-34 20/21 pay awards), however, actual salary offered will be £14,603, pro rata equivalent of point 31, term time only (21.5 hour per week, 39 weeks per annum) including an allowance for holiday pay. Salaries are reviewed by national negotiation with effect from 1st April each year. Progression through the pay scale is subject to an acceptable annual performance development review process.

The hours of work for the role are as follows:

· Monday - 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

· Tuesday - 1.00 pm- 5.00 pm

· Wednesday - 11.00 am - 5.00 pm

· Thursday - 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

· Friday - 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Application Process

If you are interested in the position and wish to discuss the post prior to application, please email Mrs Sarah Freeman, Director of Human Resources, at, to arrange a telephone conversation. We are very proud of our academy and what we can offer new members of our team. The Director of Human Resources will be pleased to discuss the post and provide further information about the academy.

To apply please complete the Plume Academy application form (please see link via our website). This must be completed and submitted to by the closing date stated (unaccompanied CVs or third party application forms will not be accepted). If submitted by post, please email as above to advise that the application will be sent and send to:

Mrs Sarah Freeman

Director of Human Resources

Plume, Maldon's Community Academy

Fambridge Road


Essex, CM9 6AB

Closing Date: 12 noon Monday 13 July 2020. Interviews are likely to take place after 13 July 2020 remotely due to Covid-19

Information about the School

Plume had a successful Ofsted inspection in 2018 and was judged a ‘good’ Academy. Ofsted acknowledged the high quality of teaching and excellent relationships in the Academy.

Plume Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are therefore subject to satisfactory DBS and Immigration Checks, demonstration of ability, together with the receipt of references.

If you would like to telephone the Director of HR prior to completing the application form, Mrs Sarah Freeman would be pleased to discuss the role in further detail. Visits to the Academy are not possible at this time during Covid-19, however, information about the academy including videos to give candidates virtual tours are available on our website at

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Mrs Sarah Freeman, Director of HR
Fambridge Road, Maldon
Essex, CM9 6AB
Telephone: 01621 854681

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