Higher Education Officer and Lecturer - West Ham United FC Share PDF Print E-mail


Location: London, UK

Closing Date: March 24, 2017

Job Purpose

• To act as Joint Programme Leader for the collaborative degree programme.
• Contribute to curriculum development and support the wider learning pathway development across the WHU Foundation.
• The post holder will be expected to prepare teaching material as required for the allocated teaching contact hours and to conduct any related assessment in accordance to quality standards. 
• Support the recruitment of new students and raise awareness of the degree programme
• To contribute to the wider development of the WHU Foundation and education department.

Key Responsibilities:

• To design, prepare and develop teaching materials for the Applied Community Sport degree programme, across modules at undergraduate level.
• To manage module delivery and deliver lectures, seminars, tutorials and other supervisory duties when needed.
• To develop and deliver appropriate strategies to facilitate and support students in learning activities.
• To undertake university, WHU Foundation and module administrative duties in consultation with the Joint UEL Programme Leader where necessary.
• To support students throughout their programme- both academically and as a personal tutor.
• To keep up to date on the subject area and relevant policy and research developments.
• To undertake professional development by participating in staff development (CPD) and training activities
• To engage and lead in educational practice that promotes effective learning and the development of attributes that sustain lifelong learning and employability.
• Understand and adhere to safeguarding policies and procedures, especially linking to student placements.

Equal Opportunities

1. To ensure that all departments are provided within an anti-discriminatory framework and take account of such issues as race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion and age.

2. To carry out work in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity for both staff and clients.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas: -


• Educated to Masters Level Degree, in a related discipline - Essential

Specific Experience

• Experience of partnership working and understanding of the wider community sport/sport development sector.
• Experience in delivering within Further and/or Higher Education – Essential. 
• Sound understanding of the Higher Education sector.
• Good theoretical knowledge base within the sport related curriculum area.
• Experience managing student placements - Highly Desirable.


• Strong communication and organisational skills.
• Proven ability to work independently and make decisions.
• Excellent IT, communication and presentation skills, willing to undergo training with University platforms such as ‘Moodle’.
• Ability to take the initiative, work with others, monitor own work programme and proactively meet deadlines.
• A strong commitment to widening participation and a clear understanding of how to bring out the best in students from diverse backgrounds. 
• An inspirational teacher who collaborates well with colleagues and students to achieve the best possible outcomes for students.
• A strong commitment to high quality, reflective and collaborative professional practice in teaching and learning in Higher Education.

Understanding and commitment to the Club’s Equality Policy and ability to promote anti-discriminatory practice.

We are committed to the principle of equality and equal opportunities in employment and have been accredited with the being Disability Confident Committed. We will actively promote equality and equal opportunities in our business to ensure that individuals receive treatment that is fair and equitable and consistent with their relevant aptitudes, potential skills and abilities. Employees will be recruited and selected, promoted and trained on the basis of objective criteria.

West Ham United FC is committed to equality and safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Positions that involve working with such groups are subject to safer recruitment protocols, including DBS Disclosure at enhanced level.

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