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Arsenal FC

Arsenal FC

Community Football Coach


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Jul 23, 2024


We are looking for a passionate Arsenal Community Football Coach to join us on a casual contract.

You will play a key role in the delivery of the Arsenal in the Community Football Plus programme. The programme provides weekly training sessions and fixtures for children aged 6-16 in a child-centred positive environment that gives them a positive first (and continued) experience of the game.

Who we are
We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here.

Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).

Your day-to-day
Inspire and Educate - you will deliver high quality coaching sessions to children of varying abilities, ages and backgrounds that help them to fall in love with the game. You will support players' individual development and understanding of how to be a part of an effective team
Engage and Collaborate - you'll build and support positive working relationships with players, parents and other grassroots clubs
Support and Develop - you will oversee and mentor trainee coaches delivering on the programme to help them develop their skills and confidence to deliver high quality football sessions
Data Collection and Administration - you will complete tasks related to the sessions such as updating registers, consent forms or risk assessments
Deliver child-friendly competition - you'll manage a team and/or venue on match-days ensuring a positive experience for all

What we are looking for
Experience in a similar coaching role - you have an FA Level 2 Award in Coaching Football/UEFA C Licence and a valid, up to date certification(s) in first aid and safeguarding children
Strong leadership skills - you have excellent inter-personal skills with a positive, engaging and confident demeanour
Excellent organisational and planning skills - you're committed to high quality delivery and service so enjoy working to deadlines and have a flexible approach
Dynamic communicator - you're able to communicate clearly across a highly diverse range of audiences and contexts, adapting your style, tone and approach as needed
Passion for community - you are self-driven and motivated with the desire to make a real difference to people's lives within the local community
Trusted ambassador for our club - you recognise your responsibility as a representative of our club and maintain exceptional standards of professional behaviour towards colleagues, our community participants and the wider public

Arsenal for Everyone
Arsenal for Everyone is our commitment to promoting and embracing equality, diversity and inclusion, so that everyone connected to the club feels like they belong to the same Arsenal family. We believe that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. 

Disability Confident Leader
We are a Disability Confident Leader. We actively welcome applications from people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need disability-related adjustments to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

If you are likely to meet the definition of being a ‘disabled person’ according to the Equality Act 2010, we will offer you an interview if you meet the minimum criteria for a role. Please choose the option of a guaranteed interview on your application form. The information you share with us about your health or disability will not be used in recruitment decisions.

Application Closing Date - Wednesday 24th July 2024
Please note: we reserve the right to close the position early if application volumes are particularly high. We encourage you to get your application in sooner rather than later.

Good luck!

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