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Manchester City FC

Manchester City FC

Community Coach - Early Years


posting Date

role Type



Dec 22, 2023


Manchester, GB

Opening Date:20 Dec 2023

Full Time / Part Time:Part Time

Contract Type:Fixed Term

Closing Date for Applications: 5th January 2024
Established in 1986, City in the Community is Manchester City official charity. We support people across Manchester by empowering healthier lives through football. Our programmes place physical and mental wellbeing at their core, whilst also creating healthy futures and healthy communities.
The purpose of this role is to deliver on the City Play programme that focuses on developing the physical literacy of children aged 2-5 in schools and nurseries across Greater Manchester. The programme provides a football focused approach to delivering fundamentals of movement and skill in a fun, engaging and inclusive environment. The themed sessions work towards the seven learning areas of the EYFS framework, supporting children to lead an active lifestyle from a young age.


Delivering the City Play programme to a range of schools and nurseries across Greater Manchester to focus on increasing participants physical development and confidence in their fundamentals of movement and skill, including face to face sessions and possible remote/online learning.
Working in partnership with the Early Years Officer to support the planning and delivery of a high-quality programme ensuring it provides a fun, structured, enjoyable, and safe environment for all to develop within.
Being accountable for progress and reporting on set individual KPIs and outcomes associated with the project to develop, maintain, and grow the programme.
Developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with teaching staff and practitioners at all schools and nurseries to secure their continued support.
Investing in personal development via CITC quality assurance procedures and staff CPD opportunities when they present themselves to increase effectiveness personally and professionally.
Ensuring that CITC Safeguarding policy and procedures are embedded to the highest standard across the team. Work to ensure that safeguarding practices and principles are adhered to, ensuring our legal and moral obligations towards the framework
Ensuring that all CITC and CFG policies and procedures are adhered to across the team, escalating any breaches as appropriate

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Experience working with children aged 2-5 in a school/nursery or community sporting environment.
Ability to deliver sessions in a patient manner, with flexibility to adapt to the age and needs of the group.
Experience of planning and delivering high quality coaching sessions with knowledge of how to differentiate according to the age and ability of the group.
Minimum Level 2 Coaching Certificate in any sport
Competent across Microsoft Office
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Creative and passionate about continuous improvement
Resilient and adaptable to change.
Excellent and inclusive team-working abilities
Full, clean driving licence and business insurance to cover driving own car to different settings across the day.


In-depth understanding of community programmes
Early years specific or sport/coaching related qualifications
Understanding of City in the Community Foundation and its projects
Experience of building relationships with external organisations and maintaining internal partnerships.
Experience and knowledge of working within a brand environment and understanding the responsibilities that are associated with representing a Premier League Football Club

City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview.
Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
Due to our safeguarding promise, all UK based CFG roles will be subject to a DBS check upon commencing employment with us. This will be either a basic, standard or enhanced check depending on the job role and responsibilities.

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