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Southampton Football Club

Southampton Football Club

Football and Sports Development Coach


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Jun 12, 2024


About the job
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Location: St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Criminal Record Check: DBS Enhanced with Child’s Barred List

What is the role?

To deliver high quality coaching programmes within the UK & International Football Programmes department; aiming to engage, develop and create an enjoyable learning environment among players of all abilities in schools and the community, and ensuring that all delivery is ‘best in class’.

What will you be doing?

You will plan, organise and deliver high quality coaching programmes within the department’s delivery lines of School Sports, Soccer Schools, Football Development, ensuring curriculums are consistently followed and delivered to.

We are looking for someone who has the drive to increase and retain high levels of players, whilst ensuring the customer experience is Best In Class for all parties; including partners, parents/guardians and players.

Work collaboratively with the Football & Sports Development Officer to identify development opportunities and service gaps within existing department.

Is this you?

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Football & Sport Development Coach to join our team. The ideal candidate will be passionate about football & sports, have a strong background in football coaching, and be committed to helping those of all ages and abilities to reach their full potential.

Essential Qualifications & Experience:

Leading & delivering to large football centres, camps and managing other coaches on site.
To have led curriculum physical education delivery.
Knowledge of Club Community Organisations and Football & Sports Development Programmes.
To have excellent knowledge of both school sports and youth football.
Hold a minimum Introduction to Football Coaching/FA Level one in Football Coaching qualification.

Desirable Qualifications & Experience:

UEFA C/FA Level Two in Football Coaching qualification.
afPE 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Physical Education and School Sport
UKCC Level 1/2 Coaching qualification or equivalent in a variety of sports.
Hold a degree in a relevant subject area or a minimum of 3 years industry experience.
To have managed football teams, at both children and youth level
To have worked in an elite player centre.

How this benefits you…

If you are successful, you can look forward to a healthy benefits package;
Access to x2 free match tickets for every home league game
Access to our staff Health & Wellbeing initiatives (Mental & Physical Health).
Discounted Southampton Football Club merchandise.
25 days’ holiday per year excluding bank holidays plus your birthday off each year.
Contributory Pension Scheme.
Worldwide Travel Insurance for you and your family.
Learning & Development opportunities - supporting you to develop your potential and achieve in your career.
Free onsite parking.
Cycle to Work Scheme.
Collaborative & inclusive working culture.

How can I apply?

Very easy. Just click on the apply button, enter your details and answer a quick pre-screening questionnaire, then attach your CV.

The closing date for applications is 25 June 2024.

*We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if a high volume of applicants are received.*

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