Esports Mentor/Coach

High Level Summary:

Department: Education & Employability (Sheffield United Community College)

Responsible To: Education Manager

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £20-22k

Closing Date: Friday 16th June 2023

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About the Role:

Sheffield United Community Foundation is seeking to recruit a personable and enthusiastic Esports Assistant to support students and education staff across our Esports Study Programme.

You will be working in a professional football club charity environment, joining our driven team of passionate employees. You will have the opportunity to mentor and support Sheffield United Community College students who are enrolled across different study programmes and course level (L2 to L6). You will be expected to conduct termly mentor reviews with students which measure their personal, academic and professional progress. In addition to this you will track and monitor learner attendance, engagement, achievement and wellbeing, as well as liaise with students, parents, stakeholders and education staff to improve college communication and support.

As an employed member of staff at Sheffield United Community Foundation, you will be entitled to 25-days holiday plus bank holidays, as well as adopting a flexible working policy. You will be required to mentor and monitor two groups / classes of students, attend regular team / department meetings, engage in ongoing CPD, support the learner’s enrichment and value-added programmes, as well as manage your own time efficiently to complete role-specific admin tasks.

You will be responsible for coaching the Students Esports teams who represent Sheffield United Community College in the British Esports Championships, in titles such as Rocket League, Valorant, League of Legends and FIFA.  You will also be responsible for ensuring all our Gaming PCs are up to date and in working order for students throughout the week and liaising with our IT Support team for any issues relating to IT Hardware and Software.

Sheffield United Community Foundation:

Sheffield United’s Community Foundation provides a bespoke, high-quality education and training programme specialising in the delivery of accredited sports-based qualifications in further and higher education. Our aim is to prepare students for a successful career in the sport and fitness industries. Our programmes are delivered across three purposely selected sites; Handsworth FC, Leisure United Westfield and Bramall Lane.

As part of the learning environment, we deliver lessons within modern equipped classrooms and provide each learner their own Chromebook and personal virtual classroom platform. Practical sessions are based at local facilities which boast FIFA Quality Pro Certified Football Pitch football pitches, learning hubs as well as well-equipped fitness suites. Our study programmes emphasise value added opportunities for our learners including; work placements, mentoring, positive behaviour awards, trips and visits and guest speakers.

Key Objectives of the Role:

  • Track and monitor learner attendance, engagement, achievement, and wellbeing.
  • Liaise with students, parents, stakeholders and education staff to maximise communication and support.
  • Conduct termly mentor reviews with students and set targets which measure their personal, academic and professional progress.
  • To be responsible and provide a key point of contact for a specific group of learners.
  • To facilitate the best college environment to maximise the learner experience.
  • To monitor and maintain the IT equipment used by the Esports students on a daily basis
  • Provide IT Support and liaise with our IT Support team on any technological issues
  • Coach our British Esports Championship teams twice a week and co-ordinate British Esports Matchdays

About Sheffield United Community Foundation:

Sheffield United Community Foundation is a charity working in the areas of sports participation, education, health and social inclusion.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to provide equal opportunities to help develop personal skills, promote health and well-being, improve academic achievement, and inspire people to unlock their potential.

Our Pillars:

Trustworthy – Flexible – Considerate – Passionate – Progressive

Please note that all suitable candidates will be subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS procedures. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please let us know if there are any alternative arrangements which need to be made to help you during the application and interview process.

We particularly welcome applications from under-represented audiences, including but not limited to applicants with disabilities, ethnically diverse communities, and we don’t discriminate against any age groups.