Position: Player Wellbeing Executive
Position Type: Full time
Location: The PFA has facilities and offices in Manchester and London but we are flexible in terms of where the ‘home’ office will be – TBC
Salary: Competitive remuneration package plus good benefits
Purpose and Scope
The PFA are currently looking a Player Wellbeing Executive who will assist in the growth of the PFA’s Player Wellbeing department.
The PFA Wellbeing department provides support services to all football players in the English leagues. We deliver mental health workshops to all clubs and discreetly assess and support players and members. We also operate a confidential 24/7 helpline, so that any player in crisis can access immediate support.
We understand the unique issues that can arise for professional footballers and have the experience to help get members back to their best.
- To work within the Player Wellbeing department providing emotional and mental health support to the union’s members.
- Arrange and deliver department presentation/workshop at football clubs across all applicable leagues.
- To liaise with club delegates and other PFA departments in order to promote the work of the union’s Player Wellbeing department and to support any enquiries generated.
- Attend regular internal meetings contributing ideas and initiatives for department growth.
- To manage enquiries from members or their families, representatives of clubs and other PFA staff.
- To offer direct support to members or signpost to pathways of support using the union’s established partners.
- Case management as described above ensuring appropriate records are maintained.
- To promote the work of the union’s Player Wellbeing department to members, clubs, outside agencies and the media as directed.
- To abide by all terms, conditions and policies that apply to a member of staff of the PFA.
Skills and Requirements
- Qualified to a minimum of Level 4 Counselling (Diploma).
- A high level of integrity and confidentiality.
- Understanding of Code of Ethics and confidentiality policies.
- To maintain personal clinical supervision relationship in line with level of client contact.
- Ability to communicate therapeutic information in written and verbal formats to clients and professionals.
- An empathy for professional footballers and the problems they experience in their careers and retirement.
- A passion for football and an understanding of the work of the PFA.
- An ability to form positive relationships.
- An ability to speak publicly and deliver presentations to a group.
- Strong organisational and interpersonal skills.
- Good administration skills.
- A full UK driving license.
- A minimum of 6 months in a client facing role offering counselling services.
- Experience of assessment and triage to appropriate pathways of support.
- Experience of care planning.
- An understanding or experience of professional sport at elite level.
- Language skills.
How To Apply
To apply, please email an up-to-date CV, Covering Letter (which expresses your motivation for the role and highlights your relevant experience) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The closing date for applications is: 28th February 2023
The PFA is an equal opportunities employer. Our employment policies for recruitment ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.