Football in the Community Coach

Aston Villa

Aston, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

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The post holder will be responsible for delivering a range of football and sport-based programmes within a school and/or Community setting.

Job Role Summary

Job TitleFootball in the Community Coach
LocationAston, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom, Europe
FunctionCoaching & PerformanceGrassroots/Community
Employment TermsFixed Term, Full Time
Closing DateClosing date and time for applications passed

Job Role Details

Role Purpose:

You will play a key coaching role within Soccer Schools that are delivered within school holidays by our Football in the Community team.

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities

- To deliver fun, safe and engaging coaching sessions within our Football in the Community Soccer Schools, Skills and Development Centres.

- Effectively plan and deliver a range of high-quality football and multi-skills sessions in a range of sporting activities that are accessible to primary and secondary school children with mixed abilities

- Produce and evaluate session plans for all activities.

- Attend all relevant planning meetings and staff training days

- Take responsibility for your own performance, training and continuous professional development

- Carry out risk assessments and report any incidents / accidents to the line manager immediately

- Signposting players through the Aston Villa Foundation agreed Player Pathway

- Support the wider work of the Foundation delivering on other sport and coaching programmes.

- Demonstrate commitment to Safeguarding by adhering to relevant policies, procedures and values relating to safeguarding children and adults at risk

- Support the Club's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

- Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities which your line manager or another senior officer at the club asks you to perform.

Qualifications, Key Skills & Experience


- Minimum FA Level 1 in Football Coaching

- Hold a valid UK Driving License and be flexible travelling to and from different schools/venues

- Commitment to working during School Holidays

- Knowledge and understanding of child protection issues including holding a current FA Safeguarding Children Workshop certificate

- Ability to engage with young people from all backgrounds


- FA Level 2 in Football Coaching.

- Level 2 or equivalent in other sports or multi-skills.

- Knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2.

- Experience of working within a community environment.

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build relationships with different audiences

- Flexible to work evenings and weekends

Disclosure and Barring Service Check Requirement

This role will be subject to an enhanced disclosure.

Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunities

Aston Villa 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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