Arsenal FC

Arsenal FC

Primary School Sessional Coaches


Role Type



Posting Date

Jun 13, 2022

Role description

Arsenal in the Community is dedicated to improving the lives of our diverse local community through the delivery of various programmes across sports, education, health and social inclusion.These programmes embrace a wide variety of community involvement and they are delivered and received with the same energy and commitment today as when they started 33 years ago.


The holder of this post will play a key role in the delivery and development of the Arsenal Primary Schools programme in local primary schools. The programme supports schools in their delivery of PE and other subject areas in the national curriculum.

KEY RESPONSIBILITES - including, but not limited to:

Plan and deliver a wide range of curriculum and extra-curricular programmes, across KS1 & KS2 age phases. Including, but not limited to; PE, school sport, literacy, numeracy and PSHE.
Act as a liaison between partner schools and the Primary Schools Coordinator.
Work closely with primary school teachers in a supporting role to develop their skills and confidence to deliver high quality PE.
Oversee and mentor assistant coaches delivering the program at each school.
Work with individuals and/or groups from a range of abilities, age ranges and varying backgrounds.
Be responsible for safety and upkeep of facilities and equipment.
Build and support positive working relationships with new and existing partner schools.
Maintain high standards of professional behaviour towards colleagues, participants and the wider public
Develop professional and supportive relationships with all participants engaged in the session.
Attend regular professional development days and training courses, as set by Arsenal in the Community
Undertake administrative tasks related to monitoring and evaluation, health and safety and safeguarding
To adhere to all Arsenal in the Community policies and procedures such as those relating to Safeguarding, Health and Safety and emergency procedures and including those of venues where you may be based.


UKCC Level 2 Coaching qualification (or working towards)
Valid, up to date certifications in First Aid and Safeguarding Children.
Minimum 1-year experience of delivering sport or PE sessions and working alongside teachers, in a primary school setting
Demonstrable knowledge of the national PE curriculum for KS1-KS2 and an understanding of the school sport landscape.
An understanding of and a demonstrable commitment to promoting principles of Equalities, Diversity, and Inclusion
Exceptional communication skills, including a high level of written English.
ICT literate, with confidence and competence using Microsoft Office
Strong organisational and planning skills.
Strong inter-personal skills with a positive, engaging and confident demeanour.
The ability to lead large groups of children, including those with challenging behaviours.
The ability and initiative to work independently, as well as part of a team
Strong commitment to high quality delivery
The ability to work to deadlines.
Be self-driven and motivated with a desire to make a real difference to peoples' lives within the local community.
Understanding of the issues surrounding sports participation and how to improve them.
A passion for coaching and appreciation of how sport can engage and enhance communities
Knowledge and understanding of appropriate Safeguarding, Health and Safety and emergency practices.
Committed to own professional development.

AfPE Level 3 in supporting the delivery of school sport (or working towards)
FA Mentoring Adults
FA Youth Award (or individual modules)
Experience of supervising, mentoring or aiding the personal development of other adults.
Experience of monitoring and assessing the progress and development of children.
Experience of delivering literacy, numeracy and PSHE activities to children or young people.
Experience of managing and implementing activity programmes for children and young people.
Experience of coordinating and leading the delivery of one-day children's events (such as tournaments).
Experience working in a team of coaches (preferably in a lead role)
An appreciation for the potential impact of football on the lives of young people.
Experience and confidence in presentations and public speaking
Please note successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check.

Arsenal FC believes that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. We encourage applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and mixed-heritage candidates. We are committed to the principle of equal opportunity for applicants and employees and aim to appoint on merit from a diverse talent pool.

Closing Date: 22/06/2022

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