Palace for Life Foundation

Palace for Life Foundation

Sports Coach


Role Type



Posting Date

Jun 20, 2022

Role description

Hours:Minimum 1 hour per week
Closing Date:8th July 2022
Interview Date:w/c 11th July 2022

Job Purpose
We are looking for highly motivated coaches, with experience working in either a soccer school or multi sports environment, to join our team for the Summer and the next academic year.

Job Summary

The planning and delivery of creative, engaging activities to ages ranging from 5-18 years old.
The potential to support a variety of different programmes, including Soccer Schools, Holiday and Food (HAF) multi activity camps, and Premier League Kicks.
To develop positive relationships with all participants within your programme as well as with parents, teachers partners and fellow coaches.
Working closely with your line manager to ensure the Palace for Life coaching curriculum is adhered to.
To signpost participants to suitable exit routes, ensuring high levels of sustained engagement.
To keep all equipment in good working order and report and losses or damage to your line manager.
Support the administration elements of the programme including session compliance and data collection.
Follow policies and procedures to ensure the children / young people in your care will have fun in a safe environment.
Support the creation of media information and case studies / good news stories to measure the impact of our programme.
To attend regular meetings and training for continuous professional development.
Work flexibly to ensure full and supportive delivery of the programme. May include some weekend or evening work.
Commit to ongoing self-directed learning in order to further develop work related skills and knowledge.

Job Requirements

Experience working with children, either in a football, school or holiday course environment.
Possess a relevant qualification and / or equivalent experience.
Ability to empathise with and give support to participants who may not feel comfortable in learning or sports related environments.
Reliable, organised and caring coach.
A desire to learn and progress, as well as the ability to be flexible and adaptable.
Sound sports development or education knowledge and experience with a proven track record of achievement


Level 1 or above coaching in football qualification.
Experience of working in a fast-paced environment.
Current DBS certificate.
Clean drivers Licence.
First aid qualification.
Mental Health First Aid qualification.

Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children, young people and adults at risk. The club fully accepts its responsibility for children, young people and adults at risk. Our aim is to ensure that safeguarding runs through every element of the work we do to ensure the welfare and well-being of all those who engage in our activities.
All children, young people and adults at risk have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. We believe that all adults working within the club, in any capacity, have a duty and responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.
We strive to do this by applying policy, procedures and best practice, engaging with the Premier League, FA and local authority partners to promote the safety and welfare of all those who engage in activities with the club. Our practice reflects statutory requirements and responsibilities. This allows our participants to enjoy any club activity in a safe, and inclusive environment.
The club expects all staff, players, volunteers, contractors and guests to share this commitment.

Crystal Palace Football Club endorses the principle of equality and will strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in the club whether as players, match-day fans, staff, board members, participants in foundation programmes and other people engaged with the club activities (for example, suppliers, corporate partners):
Has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, without regard to their age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation; and
Can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular that they are able to enjoy their engagement at the club without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment, bullying and abuse.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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