JOB TITLE: Soccer Academy Coach – Abu Dhabi
REPORTING LINE: International Soccer Academy Manager
DEPARTMENT: Soccer Academy
LOCATIONS: Alforsan Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi
CONTRACT: Fixed term, Full time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Rangers Football Club as a Soccer Academy Coach in Abu Dhabi. Rangers F.C is committed to creating opportunities for all children of different ages and abilities to participate in football. The Soccer Academy programme aims to provide a fun, safe and challenging environment for children and youths to participate in football.
The purpose of this role is to develop the Rangers International Soccer Academies business in close partnership and collaboration with Chris Brown Football Management (CBF). The successful candidate will be responsible for growing the Soccer Academy joint-venture in Abu Dhabi and the UAE, reporting into Soccer Academy Head Coach in Abu Dhabi and Rangers International Soccer Academies Manager, based in Scotland. You will be responsible for developing and executing a revenue-generating business plan in line with Rangers Soccer Academy framework alongside the preparation and delivery of coaching sessions.
Establishing the Rangers FC CBF international business plan and ensuring the Head Coach is updated regularly on progress.
Establishing clear Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in line with Head of Soccer Academies International Relations to ensure that all products and services maintain / increase their revenue targets.
Establish and maintain strong links with key stakeholders within Abu Dhabi and the UAE to ensure repeat business and to create new links for seasonal-based Soccer Academies programmes.
Ensure all administrative activities are maintained and provided in an accurate and timely manner to ensure successes of projects.
In conjunction with Marketing, PR, Media and Retail, help support Soccer Academies product lines and ensure the brand is being used in correct fashion within the programme.
You will be required to deliver a high level of customer service and build strong relationships with CBF, Soccer Academy Participants and all other key stakeholders.
Protect your team and customers in off-site programmes by providing a safe environment in line with the Company Health Safety provisions.
Deliver on all Soccer Academies programmes in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.
Deliver high quality, fun and engaging sessions in line with the coaching methodology set out by the Head Coach.
Assist the Head Coach in coordinating a local youth league hosted by Rangers Soccer Academy.
Coordinate all bookings payments for all Soccer Academy Activities.
Coordinate all logistics for Soccer Academy Activities (Camps, Residentials etc).
Create and deliver a yearly calendar of revenue generating activities including Team Tours, Residential Events, School Programmes, Season Camps, Tournaments any other activities in line with the RFC CBF business plan.
Identify potential new revenue generating activities/events activities that will aid in the development of Rangers Football Club’s brand building international strategy.
Assistant coach for all Soccer Academy squads participating in local leagues and tournaments.
Provide Head Coach with support on the growth of the programme, advertisement and sales strategy.
Any other duties and responsibilities considered appropriate by the Head Coach and International Soccer Academies Manager.
The candidate attributes include:
International Coaching Programmes.
Business Football Development Strategies.
Coach Player Development.
Excellent Customer Service Skills.
Excellent Microsoft Office Skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Excellent Presentation Skills and the Ability to Deliver to Large Groups of People.
Education and Qualifications
Minimum UEFA C Licence
Minimum HND Sports Coaching with Development or equivalent proven experience working within a similar role.
UEFA B Licence
Advanced Children’s Licence
UEFA Youth Licence
Engaging personality and able influencer with the ability to adapt to fresh challenges.
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal with the ability to manage time effectively and efficiently to achieve all aspects of role.
Good team player who is able to mentor and inspire their fellow colleagues, as well as ability to work on own initiative.
Be open to new ideas and demonstrate a willingness to learn.
Rangers Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.
Rangers Football club also welcomes applications from suitably qualified members of the armed forces family.
The candidate must keep up to date with new methods and undertake any necessary internal or external training sessions in accordance with Company Policies and Procedures.
If you can add value to our team, please email your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 11th June 2022.