Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sports Coach

Wolverhampton Wanderers



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Jul 29, 2021

Role description


JOB TITLE: Sports Coach - Casual

DEPARTMENT: Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation

REPORTS TO: Foundation Management Team

LOCATION: Molineux Stadium & Geographical Area

DATE: 13/07/2021 (updated)

Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation is the official charity of Wolves FC. The Foundation delivers
creative, innovative and diverse engagement initiatives using the power of Wolves to motivate,
educate and inspire people in communities to improve life chances.

The vision - for children, young people and adults within our community to be healthy, active,
confident and able to determine and achieve their own aspirations.

The mission - to enhance people’s lives by using the unique strength of Wolverhampton Wanderers
Football Club to engage, enable and empower people.

The commitment of Wolves FC and its community charity has grown year on year since 1991. The
forthcoming season in the Premier League is set to be huge for the football club and the Foundation,
with greater investment through strengthened partnerships and new funding, the campaign will be
the biggest in the charity’s history.

Job purpose

(A brief overview of the job, its context in the organisation/Department and the contribution it makes)

On-going project and development work across Wolves Foundation departments; Education &

Skills, Health & Wellbeing and Inclusion & Cohesion.

Lead and assistant coach roles delivering sessions to children, young adults and seniors, including

those with additional physical and learning needs.

This would be casual work supplied dependent upon the needs of the Foundation.

Key responsibilities

(The principal areas of work in which the job must produce results in order to achieve its purpose)

Deliver as required, across the breadth of Foundation projects.
Support the development of players into the Wolves Player Pathway.
Complete appropriate session planning, monitoring and evaluations.
To accurately complete all relevant sessional paperwork and checklists.

September 2020

General responsibilities

Compliance with Foundation and Club policies
Compliance with the Foundation and Club’s health and safety procedures
Compliance with the Foundation and Club’s safeguarding policies
To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected
To maintain professional conduct at all times


This role involves working with children and/or adults at risk in a Regulated Activity (or in
close proximity to children and/or adults at risk ). This means that the post-holder is required
to apply all relevant policies and uphold the Foundation and Club’s commitment to
safeguarding vulnerable people.

Key relationships

(The most significant internal and external relationships and the nature of the contact e.g. co-ordination, passing on
information, negotiating, influencing)

Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation Senior Management Team
Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation Project Leads
Programme partners including participants and parents/guardians
September 2020

Person Specification

Job Title: Sports Coach- Casual

Knowledge: the level and breadth of knowledge to do the job e.g. understanding of a defined system,
method or procedure, legal or regulatory frameworks etc


Strong understanding of Foundation programmes and activities
To understand / demonstrate knowledge of current safeguarding practices


Knowledge and understanding of the Wolves Player Pathway
Technical/work-based skills: skills specific to the job e.g. language competence, typing skills, coaching skills

Coaching children/ young adults and adults through a structured programme
Ability to monitor and track progress
Understanding of the Foundation’s vision, mission and values
To be able to act as a positive mentor to children and young people in sport
To accurately record and complete relevant paperwork

Ability to identify and present case study examples of participants
Evidence of working with targeted groups
Evidence of working within a school environment
General skills and attributes: more general characteristics e.g. flexibility, communication skills, team working

Understanding of how to work safely with children and/or adults at risk and uphold generally
accepted practice when working with those participants.

Able to remain calm under pressure
Availability for flexible working hours
Ability to travel around the Foundation’s geographical area
Experience: proven record of experience in a particular field, profession or specialism.

Experience of working with children and/or young people and/or adults
Experience of working within a sports environment

Experience of working with children and/or young people with disabilities
September 2020

Qualifications: the level of educational, professional and/or occupational training required


Post-holder must hold or obtain at the earliest opportunity the relevant safeguarding training (i.e.
FA Safeguarding Children Workshop)
Post-holder will be subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level and cleared by the Wolves
Safeguarding Manager
Relevant NGB Level 2 Certificate (i.e. Football, Multi-Skills)
FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football
FA Emergency First Aid


FA Licensed Coach
FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football
September 2020