Everton in the Community confirmed as Speaker at the 10th EFDN Conference

24 January 2018

Everton in the Community confirmed as Speaker at the 10th EFDN Conference

EFDN is very pleased to announce that Philip Duffy, Executive Director of Everton in the Community will again speak at the EFDN Conference. 

At the 10th EFDN Conference, Phil Duffy will present the foundation’s community programme Everton 4 Employment – “Making it Work”. We are looking forward to welcoming Phil in Paris to learn more about the best practices of Everton in the Community, the CSR programme “Everton 4 Employment” and to exchange knowledge about how to utilise the power of sport to support the community.

Everton 4 Employment – “Making it Work”

Everton in the Community and Everton Football Club are both committed to education and preparing young people and older participants for the world of work. For some lower res Jagielka takes part in Everton for Employment session - Copy (Medium)participants this means revisiting what it means to be job ready, whilst for others it is about regaining confidence and self esteem. Working with various organisations, including the Premier League, E4E aims to equip people with the skills and confidence through several employability schemes, enterprise activities and a pre – employability programme supporting adults suffering from mental health conditions.
Everton in the Community has helped to pioneer a series of initiatives to specifically support participants into the job market.  Working in partnership with Mersey Care NHS trust, the Premier League and the ESF.  The schemes focus on employability workshops, sport activities, money skills management, education and enterprise.
The programmes include:  Employ New Tactics; Premier League Enterprise; Premier League Enterprise Challenge; Everton Premier League Works and Working Futures.  In addition, EitC run a successful apprenticeship scheme, has its own free school and supports older adults through our Veterans Hub aimed at ex-services personnel.

Philip Duffy

Phil has spent over 40 years in mainstream education, 25 as a Headteacher/Principal in 4 secondary schools including the Everton Free School. Appointed as Executive Director of Everton in the Community from September 1st 2016, Phil has overseen the openingPrint of the new People`s Hub and is directly involved in developing the Everton in the Community Campus within the Everton “Blue Mile”. He is Chair of the “Home is Where the Heart Is” initiative set up by David Unsworth, Everton Under 23’s Manager and his U23’s team. A campaign to  accommodate care leavers and homeless young people from the age of 16 to 23. Phil is committed to utilising the power of sport to support the community, help change lives and indeed in several cases, save lives. He is also working closely with Liverpool Hope University on a joint research project to measure the CSR impact of the many programmes run by EitC.