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Chelsea Football Club

Chelsea Football Club

Coordinator - Adapted Sports


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Nov 2, 2023


About the job
JOB TITLE: Coordinator - Adapted Sports
DEPARTMENT: Chelsea Foundation

REPORTING TO: Senior Project Officer – Population Health

JOB FUNCTION: To lead on all Adapted Sport Programmes at Chelsea FC Foundation. Specifically coordinating and delivering Walking Football sessions across all Foundation locations, working closely with local and national stakeholders. Developing new strands of adapted sports and physical activity for the over 50 population.
LOCATION: Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Rd, London, SW6 1HS.

About Us:
As a member of the Chelsea team you will become part of a long and proud history in the heart of iconic west London, which dates back to the club’s founding in 1905. Since that time the club has won every major domestic and international trophy, being crowned English, European and world champions in the process.
Chelsea are a club which proudly strives to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch, as shown by the further success of our Women’s and Academy sides, as well as the excellent work in the community undertaken by the Chelsea Foundation, while engaging with our many supporters from a wide range of backgrounds at home in the UK and around the world.
If you’re motivated and want to help us win more trophies, you’ve got a place here at Chelsea!

PLAY YOUR PART (Main Responsibilities):

To work closely with the Population Health Senior Project officer to develop, deliver and coordinate adapted sports programmes, in line with the requirements set out by the funding providers. Activities may include walking football, cricket, rugby, netball or boccia.
Deliver a range of adapted sports and lifestyle changing activities within the Community and across NHS partnerships, including provision during evening and weekends.
Deliver and coordinate pathways for special population programmes and support the Health and Wellbeing team with referrals.
Grow the number of walking football participants and sessions across all Foundation geographical locations, ensuring quality, consistency of delivery and inclusion is the forefront of the project.
Coordinate a player pathway for walking footballers to enable progression in the sport as well as participation and inclusion.
Ensure success stories are captured, working with Chelsea FC Foundation/Chelsea FC media staff.
Prepare delivery programmes and sessions plans that support the project outcomes. Ensuring participation forms, recording sheets and registers are completed accurately and entered in CFCF’s monitoring and evaluation systems.
Ensure all CFCF health & safety and safeguarding procedures are implemented prior to any activity starting, including quality assuring sessional staff delivery.

DO THE RIGHT THING (Our Expectations):

To demonstrate and live by the club’s values; Here to Win, Be Brave, Do the Right Thing, Play Your Part, Many Teams, One Club and Proud to Be Chelsea
To adhere to the Foundation’s policies and procedures, including Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and GDPR.
To act as an ambassador for diversity, equality, and inclusion, and demonstrate a positive commitment by treating others fairly in line with our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy and reporting any acts of discrimination through appropriate channels
To create a safe environment and act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are either in your care or attending club premises, and report any concerns to the Safeguarding Lead
To report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the HR Department

HERE TO WIN (Measures of Performance):

To be a positive role model, creating a safe, positive, and fun environment in which to motivate and encourage the community to live a healthy and active lifestyle.
Build relationships with partner charities, CCO’s, NGB’s and local authorities for the benefit of the Adapted Sports programme.
To lead on the monitoring and evaluation for all Adapted Sports projects in accordance with the needs of each funder, including liaison with the Premier League Charitable Fund as a ‘Salesforce’ user.
Be responsible for the safeguarding of participants across all Adapted Sports programmes, liaising and reporting into the Safeguarding Lead for Health and Wellbeing and associated partner Safeguarding Team’s to ensure a clear line of reporting to CFC Safeguarding Hub.
Ensure success stories are captured through working with Chelsea FC Foundation/Chelsea FC media staff.
Complete and submit project reports at 6-month intervals, or as and when required internally or in accordance with the needs of each funder.

PROUD TO BE CHELSEA (Person Specification):



Relevant professional and/or academic qualifications or a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the industry sector.
Level 1 Sports Coaching Qualification, Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children Certificates.
Ability to travel to activity & meetings across London, Surrey and surrounding areas / Clean Driving License

Minimum Level 2 REPs recognised health and fitness qualification/special populations or equivalent.
Level 2 Sports Coaching Qualification, Mental Health First Aid, Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children Certificates.
Health Promotion/Public Health/Health and Social Care or equivalent qualifications.



A strong knowledge of and experience in working in a Charity, and/or Sports & Health industry.
Have a good understanding of Sports, Health and Older Adult services and charities be able to signpost participants accordingly and build partnerships.
Experience delivering Adapted Sports, specifically Walking Football across a range of ages and health conditions.
Experience in working with sporting governing bodies and knowledge player pathway for target demographic.
Experience in line management of sessional staff members.


Knowledge of the Chelsea FC Foundation.
Knowledge of local demographic and social needs.
Knowledge of funded sports and football projects.
Knowledge of Community Club Organisations and Football Charity Programmes.

What We Offer:
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.?

If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you.
Chelsea FC is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.

This Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive; the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.

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