Welfare and Child Protection Officer                                                   

Forth Valley Football Academy

Stirling University


16 hours, 2-3 evenings per week

Remuneration based on experience, will be discussed at an interview


The Forth Valley Football Academy (FVFA) is in the process of recruiting an individual to the post of Welfare and Child Protection Officer. The FVFA is the first regional elite football academy in Scotland compromising a partnership between Falkirk FC, Stenhousemuir FC, East Stirlingshire FC, The Scottish FA and Stirling University.

The Academy provides training, sports science and medical provision for talented young players from the ages of U10-17. The Academy is a 4 star ‘elite’ level academy that participate in the Club Academy Scotland elite games programme- The highest level of youth football in Scotland.

The Academy also provides a high level of welfare support to each and every one of the young players within the programme. It is therefore this role for which the Academy is seeking applications for.

The suitable individual will ideally meet all of the following person specifications;

1. Background in school education

2. Experience of working with young people in an education or learning environment

3. An interest in football

4. Flexibility as required to work up to 3 evenings per week (16 hours in total)

5. An understanding of child protection policies and PVG applications

The academy is therefore seeking applications from enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals with a real desire to support the learning and education of young people in a football environment.

If you believe you have the necessary skill set, experience and personality to meet the requirements of the position please email fvfa2013@gmail.com for the job description. To discuss the role in greater detail please contact the Academy on 01786 449194