Burnley FC

Sessional Football Coach

Burnley FC



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Sep 17, 2021

Role description

Job vacancy: Football Coach
Remuneration + benefits: £9.00 per hour plus holiday pay
Free parking

Subsidised gym membership

Contract type: Zero hours
Location: Various locations across Burnley and Pendle
Closing date: Friday 17th September 2021 @ 9am

Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC) is the award-winning, official charity of Burnley Football Club.

We work hard every day to deliver our mission to inspire, support and deliver change to communities across Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, the Ribble Valley and West Yorkshire.

We work with over 70 local, regional and national partners in four key areas: Football Development, Education and Employability, Community Welfare and Inclusion and Community Facilities. Our highly skilled, dynamic and passionate team now deliver over 50 community projects that touch the lives of a huge spectrum of people in and around Burnley. From children and young people right through to senior citizens.

Day-by-day the outreach of our work is growing and along with our brand-new state of the art leisure facility – Leisure Box, Whitehough Outdoor Activity Centre and UCFB at Turf Moor; truly exciting things are happening at Burnley FC in the Community.

We believe in the immense power of our football club to transform people’s lives for the better. We believe Burnley and Pendle is a special place – a home to extraordinary people like you. Come and be part of our story!

We are now looking to recruit to the role of Football Coach to engage, inspire and empower young people to reach their full potential.

The successful applicant will hold a relevant professional qualification in sports coaching and will have experience of coaching young people.

Reporting to Kicks Coordinator / Youth Services Manager / Disability Sport Project Coordinator, the Football Coach will be expected to:

To engage, inspire and empower young people to reach their full potential.
To deliver high-quality sessions that engage, enthuse and progress young people.
To support the development and delivery of high-quality, impactful sport and youth engagement sessions in areas of high need across Burnley and Pendle and the wider East Lancashire area.
Work with individuals and/or groups from a range of diverse backgrounds.
To be able to work flexible and unsociable hours where the role of the job requires.
To work towards agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Comply with all Club policies.
To understand and implement the Club’s Safeguarding policy, procedures, and best practice guidelines in your role. To use this understanding to ensure safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to a safe environment.
Promote the Burnley Football Club brand and ethos in a professional, strong and positive manner.
A commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace and a willingness to undertake all relevant equality and diversity training.

An ideal candidate will have;


Relevant sport qualification(s).
Experience of coaching young people.
An understanding and passion for improving opportunities for disadvantaged people and under- represented groups or individuals in our communities.
An understanding of safeguarding procedures.


FA Level 2 in Coaching Football.
A positive attitude towards professional development and their own learning.
A passion for the community and making a difference.
Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work evenings, weekends and match days as required.

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on the Burnley Football Club website and attaching it with your CV in an email to HR@burnleyfc.com

Burnley Football Club are committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS) which will be paid for by the employer.

*Please note that due to the number of applications we receive, only candidates selected for interview will be notified.

For the full job description and person specification, please click HERE.

To apply for this role please download our job application form by clicking here. Once downloaded, please complete, save and email your completed application form to our HR Manager, Ann-Marie Bradley, on Ann-Marie.Bradley@burnleyfc.com

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on Burnley FC in the Community website – Careers and Opportunities. Burnley FC in the Community no longer accept CVs.