Portsmouth FC

Portsmouth FC

U7 Pre-Academy Coach


Role Type



Posting Date

Oct 18, 2022

Role description

A very exciting opportunity has arisen at Portsmouth Football Club as we are seeking to recruit an innovative, forward thinking and hardworking pre-academy coach for our academy programme.

As a coach, you will be responsible for coaching sessions with our U7 pre-academy cohort alongside other coaching staff, whilst falling in line with the coaching philosophy, vision and values of the academy and the club as a whole. Opportunities may arise to support the U8 programme at times throughout the season which include Saturday matchdays.

Key Tasks

The role will require you to travel to a variety of venues in and around the city of Portsmouth.
Experience of working in a coaching capacity in a professional football environment and with young children (U6-U8) is desirable.

Requirements of the role:
The appointed coaches must have the:

FA Safeguarding certificate
Relatable First Aid in Sport certificate
FA Emergency First Aid in Football (willingness to complete course ASAP after successful appointment – to be discussed at interview)
FA Level 2 Certificate
Right to work in the UK
Essential DBS check to pass

Desirable qualifications:

UEFA ‘B’ Licence
FA Youth Award

General information

We’re committed to diversity and inclusion and want people from all walks of life to apply for our vacancies. We will make reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process to help you. If you need any support with your application, please get in touch with us. We are happy to help.


Portsmouth Football Club is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk and this is endorsed by the club’s board. We are committed to ensuring that any club related activity will be in a safe environment where children, young people and adults at risk are protected from harm or abuse whilst under our care.
The club have a safer recruitment policy which sets out our practice to ensure all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk.

As part of our safer recruitment policy we ask every successful candidate to give their consent for us to obtain two written references and to provide us with documentary proof of qualifications.

The successful candidate will also be subject to enhanced level DBS check along with completing a self-declaration form as part of the recruitment process.

Remuneration Session rate - £30
Match rate (Home) - £40
Match rate (Away) - £50

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