Vacancy: Academy Post 16 BTEC Sport Teacher

Vacancy: Academy Post 16 BTEC Sport Teacher

Work for Leeds United

An exciting job opportunity has arisen at Leeds United Football Club for an Academy Post 16 BTEC Sport Teacher based at our fabulous Academy located at our training ground in Wetherby, West Yorkshire. 

As an Academy Post 16 BTEC Sport Teacher you will be responsible to plan, deliver and assess formal education and coordinate the Sporting Excellence Professional Apprenticeship standards in the professional development phase (PDP). 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Planning, delivery and assessment of the Level 3 BTEC Sport for Performance & Excellence
  • Creation, management and updating of Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) for all players on the
    Professional Development Phase (PDP) Full Time Training Model (FTTM)
  • Coordination of the Academy PDP A level provision
  • Coordination of PDP FTTM Education timetable and A Level tutor timetable in line with ILPs and training schedules/fixtures
  • Coordination and tracking of the knowledge, skills and behaviour (KSBs) for the Sporting Excellence Professional (SEP) Apprenticeship
  • Delivery of selected elements of the SEP KSBs
  • Preparation and support for players for SEP end point assessment.
  • Completion of registers and progress & behaviour tracking and monitoring systems.
  • Delivery of regular Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meeting presentations and data reports.
  • Provide regular written reports and reviews of players engaging in the Full Time Training Model (FTTM)
  • Provide feedback and support for player and parent/guardian reviews
  • Provide support and delivery as required for the Academy Holistic Development Programme (HDP) 
  • Required qualifications, skills and experience:
  • Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent)
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Experience in a sports performance environment
  • Experience & understanding of vocational qualifications
  • 3+ years teaching experience
  • Knowledge of Apprenticeships and involvement in KS5 education
  • FA DBS check
  • FA Safeguarding Children

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience: 

  • Previous experience working in a Category 1 Football Academy
  • Performance Coaching experience
    Ideal behaviours we look for in team members include:
  • Creates positive learning environments
  • Plans and delivers challenging, age-appropriate activities
  • Identifies and responds to the needs of the players by adapting their practice accordingly
  • Uses accurate and age-appropriate content
  • Communicates using a variety of methods and using an age-appropriate vocabulary
  • Able to justify and reflect on their practice and beliefs
  • Builds positive relationships with the players, staff and all stakeholders
  • Demonstrates outstanding listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Competent with modern technologies that support the performance of their duties
  • Inspires others and is a positive role model
  • Is personable and able to connect and build relationships with others easily
  • Demands high standards and has an attention to detail
  • Shares the vision and values of the Academy and is motivated to achieve its objectives
  • Able to work in a high-profile environment with regular media coverage and public interest
  • Is responsible and acts in the best interests of the Academy
  • Is open minded, innovative and willing to explore new ideas/concepts
  • Enjoys facing challenges and have the resilience and resourcefulness to see complex tasks through
  • Is proactive and able to identify and mitigate risks
  • Is a collaborator and relishes the opportunity to work alongside others to overcome challenges and achieve goals
  • Willing to share their knowledge experience as part of a community of practice
  • Able to work with players, staff and other stakeholders of varying ages, experience, backgrounds and
  • Committed to personal development and continuous improvement
  • Possesses a strong work ethic and are motivated to be the best they can be
  • Able to promote the positive image of the Academy and the Club
    As we are a diverse organisation that respects differences in race, ethnicity, religion or belief(s), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or with regards to pregnancy or maternity, we welcome all applications. We want everyone to feel valued and included in the football community and to achieve their full potential. Leeds United is opposed to any form of discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.


Leeds United FC are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and expect all staff to share this commitment. All staff, whatever their role will receive safeguarding training and will be expected to champion the culture of 'safeguarding is everybody's responsibility'. 

Closing Date: 7th August 2023
Salary: Competitive

How to Apply:
You can apply by completing our online application form: