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Education Tutor (Academy and MCWFC)


Manchester, GB

Opening Date: 
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent




Education Tutor

Business Function:

Academy Operations(0.6)/MCWFC (0.4)

Reports to:

Head of Education



Closing Date: 3 August 2020


The role holder is responsible for the planning, teaching and administration on education programmes within the Academy and for registered MCWFC players who require education and support. The role holder  will oversee the delivery of the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DISE), Sporting Excellence Professional apprenticeship programme (SEP). The role holder will facilitate learning for players at the Club who are undertaking Level 3 BTEC qualifications, A Level’s, and GCSE qualifications. Where appropriate the role holder will also facilitate learning of international qualifications.  

Other administrative duties will include coordination of the Women’s Hybrid Training Model Programme, implementation of the Academy tournament policy, production and gathering of school reports as directed and player school visits. The role holder will also support the administrative requirements of the Elite Player Performance Plan for players, parents and schools/Colleges in the Foundation Phase, Youth Development and Professional Development phase as directed.

The job holder will work with all internal stakeholders in the business, as well as external stakeholders, to coordinate all activities that assist the players in achieving their target grades identified by the schools and Premier League Education.

The job holder will work in line with the Academy Values of: Graft, Pride, Ambition and Respect.

Accountabilities with Key Outcomes: 


Plan and deliver the Level 3 SEP apprenticeship programme to U18 Scholars and EDS players (under the age of 18) based at the Academy in order that they all successfully complete the qualification.


Co-ordinate, Plan and Deliver the Level 3 DISE (Diploma in Sporting Excellence) teaching programmes of study to players from the Regional Talent Centre based at the Academy in order that they all successfully complete the qualification.


Plan and deliver other education programmes and lessons to players at the Academy from the age of 9 – 18. Including but not restricted to; Level 3 BTEC Qualifications, A Levels, GCSE’s, international qualifications for players recruited to the Club from outside of England.


Develop resources for the delivery of the DISE, BTEC and SEP programmes of study, and ensure that the Women’s Scholars and U18 Scholars work is promptly marked, stored and filed in line with quality standards.



Complete and update the Premier League Learner Management System (LMS) including, reviews, submissions of work, registers, attendance and resource provision for the U18s SEP and BTEC programmes on time and in line with Premier League regulations.


Secure release for the day release programme, for both boys and girls who follow a hybrid training model, visiting schools to monitor progress and build working relationships to assist the player in meeting main target grades.


Support and implement the tracking and monitoring of players on the Full Time, Hybrid and Part Time Training Models


Support tournament trips and the tournament player release policy and process.


Be an active member of the operations and development department in the Academy, and support with the completion of departmental projects as and when required.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:  


  • Educated to degree level, the post holder may also have other relevant professional qualifications.
  • Teaching Qualification/Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Post holder must possess A1 Assessor Award (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrable experience teaching and working with young people
  • Evidence of consistent/outstanding teaching grades as appropriate
  • Experience of working in a secondary school environment / the post 16 sector
  • Up to date knowledge of education in the sport sector
  • Knowledge of the Achieving Sporting Excellence (ASE); Sporting Excellence Professional (SEP); Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE)
  • Knowledge of the Level 2 and 3 BTEC Sport suite of qualifications (both RQF and NQF).
  • A positive attitude to IT and a willingness to learn to use digital resources effectively
  • High levels of proficiency in all Microsoft Office packages
  • Able to produce written reports, presentations and other documents and academy publications to the highest written and aesthetic standards.
  • Ability to interpret complex data and present it in a variety of formats.
  • Ability to present to large groups of people.
  • Ability to create high quality materials to use within the academy and to use resources and materials effectively
  • Positive and Enthusiastic approach
  • Excellent standards of literacy and numeracy
  • Ability to work with other staff as a team
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Evidence of commitment to Continuous Professional Development
  • Flexibility and a readiness to undertake a wide range of tasks
  • Willingness to support and attend overseas events
  • Due to variable player schedules, a flexible approach to working hours is required. There will be a requirement to regularly work evenings and weekends as per the demands of the role.


  • Evidence of excellent teaching in the Sport
  • Experience of teaching and assessing functional skills in English and Maths.
  • Experience of working within a category one Football Club.
  • Experience of working within an elite sports environment.
  • Knowledge of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP)







Job Impact/Influence Measures:

Direct impact on success of players achieving target grades through ILPs

Has an indirect impact on reducing risk of players achieving target grades due to schedule changes.

Decision-making Authority:

The role holder will provide alternative strategies, as appropriate, when players are at risk of working below main target grades.



This role involves working with children and/or vulnerable adults in a Regulated Activity. This means that the post-holder is required to apply all relevant policies and uphold the Club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people.

Working Practices

The role holder will be based in the Academy building, at the City Football Academy, Manchester. The role holder will be expected to be available to work flexibly, including some evening and some weekends.




City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview. 

Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

The City Football Group is fully committed to safeguarding children and other vulnerable people across our business. As such, appointment to this post may be subject to Safer Recruitment processes including a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up the role.

If you have any further questions about the role or your application, please contact Careers@CityFootball.com


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