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Job Opportunity - Programme Coordinator (Child Weight Management)


Title: Programme Coordinator (CWM)– Palace for Life Foundation
Location: Selhurst Park
Responsible to: Health & Wellbeing Manager
Hours per Week: 40 hours
Contract: 13 months fixed term with potential to extend
Salary: £24,000 p.a.
Closing Date: 23rd February 2018


To manage the delivery of an innovative Child Weight Management service for children and young people in the Borough of Croydon aged 2-16 years old.

To deliver Tier 2 sessions directly for children and young people who have a BMI at the 91st Centile or above

To support the universal delivery of a Tier 1 Intervention across the borough.


Our Values are simply the things that are most important to us and will be demonstrated through the way in which we behave in achieving our charity objectives. Our people are at the centre of the delivery of our Foundation Values.


The Palace for Life Foundation is committed to keeping children, young people and vulnerable adults safe from harm. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously and the successful candidate will be subject to Enhanced DBS checks and additional safeguarding training.


• Direct delivery of weight management programmes to children, young people and families at Tier 2.
• Coordinate all logistical aspects of the programme, including venue booking and scheduling of courses, and keeping information on the website up to date.
• Collating of weight management results and reporting and publishing quarterly reports for the commissioner.
• Work closely with the Communications Manager on the implementation of a marketing campaign to encourage referrals and raise awareness of the service and its achievements.
• Manage all administrational elements of the programmes including handling incoming enquiries, data collection and inputting, and session compliance.
• Coordinate a team for Tier 2 delivery and support the continual professional development of coaches and staff to improve their expertise.
• Work closely with Foodtalk and PhunkyFoods as part of our Child Weight Management partnership.
• To work closely with commissioners, community groups/partners, strategic health leads and other relevant referral practitioners agencies.
• Introduction of new physical activity ideas and concepts and the continual development of physical activity and exercise programmes in conjunction with the Health and Wellbeing manager, Director of Community Development and other Palace for Life Foundation staff.
• Coordinate training for Croydon children and young people’s workforce on “Raising the issue of weight”.
• To undertake any duties that may from time to time be required in the delivery of the weight management programmes.


• Work flexibly to ensure full and supportive delivery of the programme. Will include weekend or evening work.
• Commit to ongoing self-directed learning in order to further develop work related skills and knowledge.
• Undertake any other related responsibilities commensurate with the evolving objectives of the post and the evolution of the organisation.
• Work with due regard for Foundation core values and objectives.
• Ensure the effective implementation of, and adherence to the Foundation’s Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety policies and procedures.


• Minimum 1 year experience of working in a Health & Sports environment.
• Experience of working in teams.
• Experience of data collection, data inputting and monitoring frameworks.
• Understanding of health issues and how sport can improve this area.
• Understanding the concept of progression pathways.

Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications:

• Qualification in Health/Sports related subjects.
• Knowledge of delivering health programmes to children young people and families.
• Knowledge of what constitutes a high quality and engaging session.
• Knowledge of coaching standards for delivery of a safe sport and physical activity session.
• Excellent knowledge of risk and protective factors as they relate to young people & vulnerable adults.
• Skills in planning sessions for children, young people and their parents.
• Degree or equivalent in sports or community qualifications.
• Health development experience.
• Awareness of best practise coaching models.

Personal Qualities:

• Ability to communicate with diverse range of people including partners, staff, parents and young people.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Ability to use own initiative.
• Professional approach.
• Committed to the values and motivated by the purpose of the Foundation.
• Ability to travel independently.
• Flexible approach to work, able to work out of hours, evenings and weekends.


• Experience of coordinating volunteers/coaches to deliver sessions
• Proven track record of managing multiple & complexly funded projects
• Experience in building and sustain partnerships relevant to the programme
• Proven track record of working with disadvantaged groups including families. Children and young people in regards to healthy weight.
• Experience of managing sessional staff on a 1:1 basis.

Personal Qualities:
• Car driver/owner – clean driving licence


Complete the application form – Job Application Form – Programme Coordinator (CWM) – and return to recruitment@palaceforlife.org

The Palace for Life Foundation is a recognised equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, belief and gender.

Equality Statement:

Crystal Palace Football Club endorses the principle of equality and will strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in the club whether as players, match-day fans, staff, board members, participants in foundation programmes and other people engaged with the club’s activities (for example, suppliers, corporate partners):
Has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, without regard to their age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation; and
Can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular that they are able to enjoy their engagement at the club without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment, bullying and abuse.

Safeguarding Statement:

Crystal Palace Football Club acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory requirements and responsibilities, government guidance, recognised best practice and complies with Premier league and football league rules.
The club expects all staff, players, volunteers, contractors and guests to share this commitment.

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