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Leeds United FC

Leeds United FC

Girls Development Coach


posting Date

role Type



Feb 5, 2024


Purpose: To deliver practical football sessions in line with the Leeds United Girls Development Centre technical programme to girls aged 7-16.

In addition to candidates’ ability to perform the duties of the post, the interview will also explore issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children including:

· Motivation to work with children and young people

· Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.

About the Organisation

The Leeds United Foundation is a non-profit, sports charity that exists to deliver targeted, high-quality programmes that have a real and measurable positive impact on the relationship between the club, its fans and the community.

Main areas of responsibility:

· Welfare of players within the Development Centre programme

· Provide high quality coaching and support, to help players progress to the next stage of the Women and Girls Pathway

· Complete and support administrative duties such as Risk Assessment / Registers every session in-line with programme requirements / Health and Safety / Child Protection

· To adopt principles of continuous personal and professional development with regard to the role

· To support the Leeds United Foundation Women and Girls Department with their vision & Mission values at all times

· To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, maintaining a professional image at all times when representing The Leeds United Foundation

· To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Charity, Club and its personnel

· To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times

· To maintain the upkeep of all relevant equipment pertaining to the delivery of programmes and to the safety of participants.

· To undertake all other such relevant duties directed by the Senior Management team, which from time to time may be required with respect to the promotion of The Leeds United Girls Development Centre programme.

· To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Charity, Club, and its personnel.

· To maintain a flexible approach to work.

· To maintain the upkeep of all relevant equipment pertaining to the delivery of programmes and to the safety of participants.

· To be aware of and abide by all the Leeds United Foundation policies and procedures, in particular Safeguarding and Equality Diversity & Inclusion



· FA Licensed

· A recognised FA First Aid Qualification

· Knowledge and understanding of child protection issues including holding a current FA Safeguarding Children Workshop certificate

· An accepted FA Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure (previously known as an FA CRB Disclosure)

· Experience in coaching girls’ football

· Have knowledge and understanding of child development and be sensitive to children’s needs

· Willingness to work weekends and training events when required

· Own transport essential

Excellent knowledge of safeguarding and safeguarding practices.

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

· Ability to work both independently, using your own initiative, and as part of a team.

· Ability to work in a team environment

· Knowledge and understanding of working with young players

· An appreciation of Long-Term Player Development



· An understanding of Talent Identification

· Attended the FA Youth Coaches Course

· Understanding of the Leeds United Foundation Female Pathway and how that links into this programme

Job Type: Zero hours contract

Salary: £10.50-£15.00 per hour


On-site parking


Monday to Friday
Weekend availability


Sports coaching: 1 year (required)


Driving Licence (preferred)

Ability to Commute:

Leeds, West Yorkshire (required)

Work Location: In person

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