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Leeds United FC

Leeds United FC

‘Go Ahead’ Part Time Football Coach


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Posting Date

Dec 15, 2022

Role description


To deliver practical football sessions in line with the ‘GO- AHEAD’ programme. In addition to candidates’ ability to perform the duties of the post, the interview will also explore issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children including:

Motivation to work with children and young people
Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.

About the Organisation

The Leeds United Foundation is a non-profit, sports charity that exists to deliver targeted, high-quality programmes that have a real and measurable positive impact on the relationship between the club, its fans and the community.

About the programme

To deliver a football activity programme for one hour per week to 5 identified schools throughout a full School year (39 weeks), to encourage more females to become healthier and more confident in participating in sport through football. The programme will support teachers that are engaged throughout the 39 weeks. The candidate will work with School staff to upskill teachers in delivery, skills improvement, knowledge, and confidence ensuring that the programme is sustainable.

Main areas of responsibility:

Welfare of players within the programme
To work with schools to develop strong partnerships to ensure the programme is sustainable
Have a confident approach to delivery
Ensure engagement numbers are high and sustained throughout the school year.
Provide high quality coaching and support
Complete and support administrative duties such as Risk Assessment / Registers / Wellness report every session in-line with programme requirements / Health and Safety / Child Protection
Attend meetings with the project lead
To adopt principles of continuous personal and professional development with regards to the role
To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, always maintaining a professional image when representing The Leeds United Foundation
To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Charity, Club, and its personnel
To always maintain a flexible approach to work
To maintain the upkeep of all relevant equipment pertaining to the delivery of programmes and to the safety of participants.
To undertake all other such relevant duties directed by the Senior Management team, which from time to time may be required with respect to the promotion of The Leeds United Foundation.
To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Charity, Club, and its personnel.
To maintain a flexible approach to work.
To be aware of and abide by all the Leeds United Foundation policies and procedures, in particular Safeguarding and Equality Diversity & Inclusion

Person specification:


UEFA C / FA Level 2
FA Licensed
A recognised FA First Aid Qualification
Knowledge and understanding of child protection issues including holding a current FA Safeguarding Children Workshop certificate
An accepted FA Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure (previously known as an FA CRB Disclosure)
Experience in coaching girls’ football
Have knowledge and understanding of child development and be sensitive to children’s needs
Willingness to work weekends and training events when required
Own transport essential
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work both independently, using your own initiative, and as part of a team.
Excellent knowledge of safeguarding and safeguarding practices.
Knowledge and understanding of working with young people
An understanding of Talent Identification
Understanding of the Leeds United Foundation Girls Pathway
To have a willingness to use online technologies to support the sharing of advice and guidance online to players. To include: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Google Drive.

Equality & Diversity:

As we are a diverse organisation that respects differences in race, ethnicity, religion or belief(s), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or with regards to pregnancy or maternity, we welcome all applications. We want everyone to feel valued and included in the football community and to achieve their full potential. The Leeds United Foundation is opposed to any form of discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.

Safeguarding & Recruitment:

The Leeds United Foundation and Leeds United FC are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK. The successful applicant can expect to have their personal information entered on to a Single central Record and/or the FA’s Whole Game system, which will be shared with key football and other sports governing bodies and organisations where applicable. Applicants will be asked about any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands, including those that are considered ‘spent’ as defined by the Rehabilitation Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amended 2013). Appointment to this role is subject to a satisfactory advanced DBS Check (with children’s barred list check) and appointment is dependent on clearance and obtaining two suitable references.

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