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International community coach vacancies

16 Hours ago

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

Purpose: 

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

You: 

  • 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 dave.lawrence@albionfoundation.co.uk by noon on Thursday 25th January 2018.

Interviews and practical observations are scheduled to take place the week commencing Monday 29th January 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

Purpose:

  • 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

Duties:

  • 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

Area

Qualities

Essential

Desirable

Measured

 

Level 2 in coaching football

 

Application

Qualifications in any other sport

 

 ✓

Application

FA Youth Module 1

 

Application

FA Youth Module 2 and 3

 

Application

FA Emergency Aid and Safeguarding 

 

Application

Knowledge

Knowledge of FA development initiative

 

Interview

Understanding of child protection and health and safety

 

Interview

 

Skills

Able to communicate effectively with a range of people

 

Interview/practical

Able to work in both a team and independently

 

Interview

Able to adapt coaching sessions to participants

 

Interview/practical

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

 

Interview/practical

Excellent planning and organisational skills

 

Interview

Basic IT skills to include Microsoft Office products

 

Application and interview

  

 

Experience

A minimum of 2 years coaching experience

 

Application/Interview

Experience of evaluating the effectiveness of coaching sessions and programmes

 

Application/Interview

Commitment to development and willingness to undertake training where necessary

 

Application/Interview

  

 

Personal

 

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

 

Application/Interview

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

 

Application/Reference

Reliable and dependable

 

Reference

 


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