Chelsea FC International Development Coach

Chelsea FC

Placements in a number of locations Worldwide, United Kingdom

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Chelsea FC Foundation are looking for a motivated and outgoing individual to join the international development team as an international development coach.

Job Role Summary

Job TitleChelsea FC International Development Coach
LocationPlacements in a number of locations Worldwide, United Kingdom, Europe
FunctionCoaching & PerformanceAcademy
Employment TermsPermanent, Full Time
Closing DateClosing date and time for applications passed

Job Role Details

Working Hours:

40 hrs per week, normally 6 of 7 days per week. The successful applicant will be expected to work unsociable hours and weekends in-order to meet the needs of the business.

Overseas / International Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to travel and live in 3-4 locations for up to 9 months in a 12 month period. The hours of work may vary according to the roles and responsibilities in each locations.

Annual leave:

Will be agreed in set periods set by the management in-line with the needs of the business, (please note annual leave will not be possible during overseas placement periods).

Main Responsibilities:

- The international development coach will lead a range of football development / coaching programmes, in a number of international locations as set by their line management.

- Programme development will include a range of coaching duties including, school programmes, CFC leagues and tournaments, coaching clinics, development and advanced training, Saturday clubs, holiday courses, as well as a range of social inclusion based programmes. (These programmes will change subject to the placement).

- As per the needs of the programme the successful candidate may be asked to lead events and monitor / support the delivery of local coaching in set locations.

- In additions to core football development there will be requirement to support a range of special events including sponsor lead activation, tournaments and festivals.

- From time to time the successful candidate will be asked to deliver coaching sessions as part of the internal and external coach education process.

- Delivering workshops and external CPD required subject to the needs of the programme.Supporting promotion and distribution of collateral for activities will be an added responsibility in selected locations.

- Developing positive but professional relationships with parents, players, coaches and teachers is imperative.

- All staff will be guided to manage communication appropriately.

- All members of staff will be trained to work to set standards implementing appropriate policies and procedures to uphold best practice and to safeguard the participant and staff involved in the programme.

- Additional roles may vary subject to programme and location of placement, duties will include responsibilities such as administration, development of power point presentations, online research, session planning & syllabus creation, as well as relationship management of specific projects.

- This member of staff will also be expected to assist with day-to-day tasks; this could include stock room management.

- All roles will be subject to change and all responsibilities will be adapted around core work programmes.

- As a representative of Chelsea FC Foundation internationally, there will be added responsibility around staff conduct on and off the fields, all staff will be monitored and supported by relevant programme manager and the staff operations manager.

Measures of Performance:

- All staff will be monitored on a weekly basis by their line manager; referencing a work programme present as evidence of all work and duties they have undertaken.

- Regular meetings / calls to discuss progress and any up and coming projects will allow clear target setting and deadlines to be creating in-line with the programme delivery.

- On an annual basis each employee will be reviewed through a PDP process.

Personnel Specification:

Professional Qualifications:

- FA Level 2 (Desirable) or UEFA B (Essential)

- Youth Modules 1, 2 and 3 (English FA) (Desirable)

- Valid Emergency Aid and Safeguarding certification (Essential)

- A University Degree BA or BSC (Essential for potential visa applications)

Coaching Experience: (Minimum 3 years' coaching experience)

- Coaching experience in a community development programme, with boys and girls of all abilities from 3 to 18 years.

- Evidence and experience of coaching a competitive team through a football season.

- Experience of working with international players and coaches (both English and non-English speaking) from different cultural backgrounds is advantageous.

- Experience of delivering coach training or materials would be advantageous.

Business Experience: (Minimum 3 years' experience)

- Experience of working in a football / sports development environment is essential.

- Experience of managing and developing working relationship to a positive outcome.

- Experience of managing and leading an event or a group of staff is desirable.

- Experience of managing and developing professional relationships with parents, players and staff is an essential skill required for this role.

Business Skills:

- Effective verbal and written communication skills are essential. This should include an ability to speak publicly and present to large groups of players and parents.

- Computer literate and able to develop clear reports and power point presentations.

- Self-motivated to work to deadlines as well as remain calm under pressure.

- Good organisation skills, with an ability to maximise personal/team performance.

- Exceptional interpersonal skills to manage and influence towards a positive outcome.

Additional Requirements:

- A willingness to develop new skills and undertake training to enhance the role.

- Valid passport - with no record baring travel or visa application to any international destination.

- All employees are required to complete a DBS background check.

- All coaching position are provisionally offered (pending) this check and approval to work for CFC Foundation.

The Employee must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to Chelsea FC Foundation policies and procedures in particular Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act. The Employee must act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are in their care or attending the Company's premises. The Employee must report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the Academy Safeguarding Lead. The Employee must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations amongst Employees and customers. Chelsea Football Club and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups) that are in our care or attending our premises. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. The above Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive, the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.

Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunities

Chelsea FC is committed to eliminating discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or ability and to encourage equal opportunities.

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