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The British School of Brussels

The British School of Brussels

Enrichment Coach for Football


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Posting Date

Dec 12, 2022

Role description


BSB is a not for profit, inclusive independent international school comprising 1,350 students from approximately 70 countries. Located in the parkland of Tervuren, we enjoy world class facilities set within an inspiring green campus, yet near all the amenities of the university city of Leuven and the capital city of Brussels. But what makes our school an exceptional place to learn and grow, and what really sets us apart, are the relationships we build, the culture of kinship we foster and the pursuit of quality in everything that we do.

We are committed to providing a vibrant and engaging holistic education for our students in a harmonious atmosphere. With everyone learning and working together to inspire success, we have created a thriving community with the notion of ‘one school’ at its heart. By balancing academic endeavour with pastoral care, and classroom-based learning with enrichment opportunities, we provide our students with the best opportunities possible to broaden their aspirations and horizons.

Our curriculum is British based and uniquely adapted to the needs of our international and diverse student body. There is an Early Childhood Centre for children aged 1-3. Our Primary School offers a bespoke enquiry-based curriculum. Students in Year 10 & 11 study for (I)GCSE and BTEC courses. Post-16 students can choose from three internationally recognised pre-university examination courses: English A Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or BTEC. Our Enrichment programme is exceptional, offering over 100 activities per week.

As one of the top performing schools in the world, BSB students go on to attend a wide range of top universities across the globe. We believe that our exceptional student outcomes and top world rankings are really a happy by-product of our unique culture built on care, curiosity and collaboration.

As one of the top performing schools in the world, BSB students go on to attend a wide range of top universities across the globe. We believe that our exceptional student outcomes and top world rankings are really a happy by-product of our unique culture built on care, curiosity and collaboration.

The Enrichment Department (responsible for organising extra-curricular activities) is currently looking for a qualified part-time Football Coach.

Duties & Responsibilities:

To act in accordance with school policy and procedures in relation to child protection and safeguarding, fair play and equal opportunities to all participants
Be a good team player and work as part of a multidisciplinary team
Keep attendance records accurate and up to date using the appropriate technological tools
Be well briefed and aware about any special needs of the participants involved, i.e., levels of fitness, significant medical conditions, physical impairments, or disabilities
Be aware of and follow the procedures for recording accidents
Be aware of the school’s Health & Safety policy, Emergency Procedures and Swimming Pool rules and procedures, and take own responsibility for Health & Safety
Act as a role model, demonstrate the highest standards of sportsmanship and develop attitudes in team members which foster respect for opponents, respect for officials and mutual respect
Take responsibility for ensuring that the equipment is correct and is kept in good working order
Assist with the physical set up and take down of equipment for both practices and competition, ensuring that the facility is left in such a condition that is ready for the next scheduled activity
Be punctual for all practices and dressed in an appropriate manner
Be available for all home and away competitions, including weekly weekend fixtures
Attend all coaches
Make participants aware of their progress
Attend the season ending tournament and Sports Awards Evening
Plan and deliver coaching sessions appropriate to the ability of participants
Liaise with parents on aspects of individual player and team development
Assist meeting and greeting the visiting coaches and teams, and assist them upon arrival in locating changing rooms, and game schedules
Take direct responsibility for the conduct of one’s own team and have a shared responsibility with coaching colleagues for the members of other BSB teams throughout the season
Monitor the distribution and collection of playing kit each game and throughout the season
All positions take place after regular school hours and include regular fixtures at weekends. One fixture each Saturday or Sunday can be expected on a weekly basis.
Additionally, some sports fixtures take place in other European countries so a willingness to travel is required.
Qualifications / experience

A level 1 or 2 coaching qualification is applicable to the position being applied for
Provide an up to date First Aid Certificate or be willing to attend an approved course provided by the school

Knowledge of the Royal Belgian Football Association rules (RBFA)
Previous experience of coaching a team affiliated to Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA)
Ability to speak French and or Dutch would be an advantage
Ability to drive/own transport for local federation away games.
The Person:

Commitment to the BSB Guiding Statements
Committed to achieving the best at all times for BSB students
Belief that in learning and in life more is achieved together than alone
Committed to the safety and wellbeing of BSB students.


We are particularly looking for coaches who are flexible, reliable, possess good communication skills in English and enjoy working with children.

We have opportunities to work with both younger and older students in the school.

Any interested candidates must currently reside in Belgium or be eligible to work in Europe.

In return, we offer:

A part-time contract through the employment agency Accent
Interesting position in an international environment
An attractive salary (BSB Operational scale – Band 3 representing a minimum of € 3.014 and maximum € 4.711 gross per month for a full-time employment (pro rata for part-time posts), depending on the years of relevant experience.
This appointment is subject to CRB clearance and 2 references

Application process:

The deadline for applications is Friday 6 January 2023 at 16.00 (CET).

Please note that only applications sent in using the application form on the BSB website will be considered. No other submissions will be accepted.

We look forward to receiving your application. If you have not heard anything further from us by the end of January, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

“The British School of Brussels is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.” (with reference to the most recent KCSIE)

BSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our community.

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