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International community coach vacancies

An innovative and exciting partnership between an established Premier League Football Club with a rich history and a renowned Academy system, the Albion Foundation (registered Charity 1081948) a highly regarded and respected charity and Palm Sports in China linked to the WBA ownership has been tasked with developing grass roots football and the development of talented players and coaches in China.

We are creating an International department with an immediate focus in China and have an opportunity for talented and enthusiastic coaches with a commitment to improving themselves and others.

WBA FC International Community Coaches X 4

Initial 3 to 4 months’ probationary period with the opportunity for this to be extended for a further 8 to 9 months after a performance review. Beyond this a rolling 1-year contract again based on performance. Salary Range - £16,000 - £19,000 with a potential bonus


Responsibility for delivering grass roots football coaching in schools and community clubs in China to improve players and develop the “Albion Way” ethos


  • Will have a minimum level 2 football coaching qualification
  • Will have experience and a passion for coaching at grassroots level
  • Will have an ability to enthuse, inspire and develop young players
  • Will have an adventurous, outgoing personality and be able to adapt to and thrive in a new country and culture
  • Will have a thirst for learning and improving yourself as a coach

Please email your completed application to by noon on Thursday 1st February 2018.

Interviews and practical observations are scheduled to take place the week commencing Monday 5th February 2018.

The successful candidates will spend an initial 3-months in China from March to June 2018

To download the application form, click the following link: Application Form

To download the diversity questionnaire, click the following link: Diversity Questionnaire.

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS and two written references.

West Bromwich Albion Football Club & The Albion Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.

West Bromwich Albion Football Club, The Albion Foundation & Palm Sports Partnership  

WBA FC International Community Coach – Job Specification

37-hour per week contract - £16,000 - £19,000 per annum


  • To deliver football coaching sessions within Chinese schools and Community Clubs for players ranging from 5 to 16. This to include, planning, monitoring and evaluation of sessions and activities.
  • Maintain and enhance the quality and support growth of the provision.

Responsible to:

  • Head of International Coaching


  • To deliver a structured football coaching programme to the high quality standards of West Bromwich Albion Football Club
  • Perform administration duties to support programmes, such as attendance information, distribution of information to schools and other organisations.
  • Develop grassroots football by supporting the Head of International Coaching with Coach development for local grassroots coaches.
  • Ensure all provision is delivered in a safe environment and all safeguarding regulations are followed.
  • Ensure all equipment is prepared and suitable for each session, this includes first aid kits.
  • Promote a positive and professional image at all times.
  • Any other duties deemed appropriate by Sports Development Manager or equivalent.

 Person Specification







Level 2 in coaching football



Qualifications in any other sport




FA Youth Module 1



FA Youth Module 2 and 3



FA Emergency Aid and Safeguarding 




Knowledge of FA development initiative



Understanding of child protection and health and safety





Able to communicate effectively with a range of people



Able to work in both a team and independently



Able to adapt coaching sessions to participants



Able to encourage motivate and enthuse young people to participate in football



Excellent planning and organisational skills



Basic IT skills to include Microsoft Office products


Application and interview




A minimum of 2 years coaching experience



Experience of evaluating the effectiveness of coaching sessions and programmes



Commitment to development and willingness to undertake training where necessary







Ability to work efficiently on own initiative and maintain a high standard of work



A flexible and adventurous personality willing to adapt to a new country and culture



Reliable and dependable




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