NIST International School

NIST International School

Lead Football Coach


Role Type



Posting Date

May 12, 2022

Role description

Job Summary
The role of the Lead Football Coach is to provide support and coaching services to the NIST Football programme, both in the Falcons Football Academy, and the Physical Education curriculum. The Lead Football Coach should share a vision of creating football opportunities for all by providing quality experiences through intentional teaching and coaching.

Follow the direction of the Head of Football and the Director of Athletics & Activities at all times
Work in collaboration with the Heads of Football on matters relating to the Football Academy
Manage and oversee the team/programmes to which they have been appointed
Instruct players in the rules, regulations, equipment and techniques of football
Organize and direct individual and small group football related practice activities/exercises/tryouts
Assess player’s skills, monitor players during competition and practice and provide guidance to players to improve
Deliver sessions in line with the Falcons Football Syllabus to support the development of participants on the Falcons Football pathway
Follow established procedures in the event of an athlete’s injury and provide for prevention and care of injuries
Model sportsman-like behavior and maintain appropriate conduct towards players, officials and spectators
Perform support tasks such as distributing and maintaining eligibility forms, emergency data forms and other related records
Manage and oversee the maintenance of football equipment and support the purchasing of replacement equipment
Teaching and developing positive character traits and sportsmanship including respect for colleagues, desire for excellence, fair play, teamwork, leadership, perseverance, and self-discipline
Cater to any student or parent requests, questions, or inquiries
Behave in a manner that is consistent with the values of NIST, while behaving positively and collaboratively with other staff at all times
Attend meetings and contribute in a positive fashion
Attend to emails and communications as needed in a timely way (with 24 hours)
Attend any additional event, tournament, sport, or other activity at the request of the Director of Athletics & Activities
Take part in professional development activities, where assigned, and maintain current knowledge of all systems and practices
Assist in any other areas where required at the request of the Director of Athletics & Activities
Additional Job Description in relation to Child Safeguarding
Be familiar with your child safeguarding policy
Be aware of abuse risks to children
Abide by the Code of Conduct
Be vigilant
Prevent abuse/protect children
Report concerns (mandatory duty)
Challenge poor practice/promote good practice
Bachelor’s Degree in any related field
Background and experience in football coaching
Knowledge and experience in effective safeguarding practices procedures are desirable
Recognized football coaching qualifications from an official football governing body
Experience of working within Football Academy programs and extensive experience and expertise in the coaching of football
Be able to deliver football coaching sessions to students of all abilities
CPR/First Aid/AED certification preferred
Competent in both written and spoken English
Computer literate and familiar with MS Office, Google Office, and Web-Based programs
An excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills who has the ability to converse well with students, parents, colleagues, visitors, and coaches from other schools
Service orientated and has the ability to work under pressure
A self-starter who is able to set timelines and assist with large-scale events and operations
Willing to work additional hours where needed for competition/event preparation
Mature, pleasant personality, flexible, multi-tasks, student and people-oriented
Interest in educational Athletics & Activities
Share a commitment to NIST values with an enthusiasm for the value of sport within the NIST mission
Working Hours
Working hours are 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday – Friday, & 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM on Saturdays or Sundays. Hours are subject to seasonal biases dependent on early morning sessions and late evening sessions
Plus, any additional event, tournament, sport, or other activity that requires attendance
How to Apply
Interested applicants are invited to apply by sending a letter of application, a full resume indicating qualifications and experience, and a recent photograph to the recruitment team at

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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