Portsmouth FC

Portsmouth FC

Community Development Coach

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Posting Date

Nov 8, 2022

Role description

Job Title: Community Development Coach

Responsible to: Head of Sports and Coaching

Hours p/wk: 37.5 hours; evening and weekend working essential

Pompey in the Community is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated coach to work in our Sports and Coaching department. The key role of the Community Coach is to provide quality coaching on football sessions & school based curriculum sessions, to lead the development of new sessions to target new participation, develop new partnerships and raise the profile of football within the local area.

How to apply: Please send CV and cover letter addressed to Amanda Osman Amanda Osman, HR Officer, Pompey in the Community, Anson Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8TB

Please note that the job will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS check.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Community Development Coach

Hours will be flexible, as well as working during the day you will be required to work outside of normal office hours; at evenings, weekends and possibly Bank Holidays. The role will also include working match days within our Junior Premier League Development programme.

This post is full time fixed term for 12 months form the post holder’s start date with a view to this being extended if objectives are met.

Duties and Responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible and accountable for:

· Delivering coaching sessions in school settings – these may include breakfast clubs, curriculum time delivery, lunchtime clubs, after school clubs as well as skills and development centres in the evenings or Saturday mornings and during school holidays.

· The role will require you to take an age group within the Junior Premier League and attend fixtures on a Saturday

· Working with less experienced coaches and apprentices to aid and support their professional development

· Booking meetings to generate business and distributing leaflets, fliers etc

· Adhering to PITC’s Safeguarding Policy, Health & Safety, and Equal Opportunities and all other policies at all times.

· Making sure that your DBS check, Safeguarding Children, First Aid and any coaching certificates are kept up to date.

· Willing to contribute to your own Professional Development by attending organised courses and finding your own courses where appropriate.

· Ensuring that all registers are properly maintained and returned promptly.

· Assisting where necessary with organising annual tour for development groups either abroad or within the UK.

· Any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Trustees.




Level 2 Coaching Football Award (Must be the NGB level 2 award)
Youth Module 1 (or a willingness to achieve)
date Safeguarding certificate (or willingness to update asap)
date First Aid certificate (or willingness to update asap)
FA Coaching licence (or willingness to undergo necessary CPD)
UK Driving Licence Car owner and willingness to use own vehicle for work

Skills Level 2
FA UEFA B Licence
Youth module 2 and 3 other level 1 and 2 sport/activity based qualifications
Association for Physical Education (AfPE) qualification

of coaching football to young people. Experience of coaching/working with youngsters
of promoting and recruiting targeted participants onto activities
proven ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
of self-motivation and the ability to work on own initiative.
communication skills including written, telephone and interpersonal skills.
planning and organisational skills.
to always strive to overachieve and continuously develop the programme and organisation. Excellent attention to detail. Commitment to undergo regular CPD
with the use of IT and IT based systems.

of writing reports and coordinating a monitoring and evaluation system.
of recruiting and working with volunteers and casual coaches.
experience of managing information operating systems including monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance frameworks as social network mechanisms including websites.

Other Duties

To comply with the requirements of the staff handbook.
Work with commercial and Marketing Manager to install an on-going marketing campaign to publicise project to participants and promote to local media.
· Assist the Chief Executive and Management Team in providing regular reports for the Trustees’ Management Committee meetings

· Any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Trustees

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