Job Title: Lead Coach

Hours of Work: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesdays 5-6pm; Saturdays 10-11.30am. Extra sessions available

Location: Soccer Village, Milnrow, OL16 3TW

Responsible to: Head Coach

Responsible for: U6s – U12s (Boys & Girls)

Role Summary

To be responsible for the overall management, development and coaching of the group, in line with the coaching philosophy, vision and values of the organisation.

To work closely with the Head Coach to ensure that the needs of all players are fully catered for.


Key Responsibilities

• Coaching

o Consult with Head Coach about the aims of the sessions.

o To plan, prepare, deliver and evaluate coaching sessions to develop the young players.

o Brief all helpers, assistant coaches and players on the aims of the session and the purpose of each activity. Involve all helpers and make sure they are made aware of the value of their input.

o Ensure that you are well briefed about any special needs of the participants involved i.e. medical condition/disabilities etc

o Attend any meetings with fellow coaches, parents and children where appropriate.

o Make participants/parents aware of their child’s progress.

o Take responsibility for ensuring that the equipment is correct and is kept in good working order.

o Be aware of and promote codes of conduct for coaches, players and parents at all times.


• Safeguarding

o Monitor potential safeguarding children risks and work with the Head of Safeguarding to promote safer working practice throughout the organisation

o Understand the safeguarding policy, procedures and best practice guidelines. Use this understanding to ensure safer recruitment, safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to an anti-bullying environment.


Person Specification

Essential Skills & Abilities

o Ability to plan, deliver, develop and monitor football coaching sessions.

o Ability to effectively manage player, parent & staff relationships.

o Ability to work independently and with internal and external teams.

o Excellent communicator, both written and verbal, who places high value on attention to detail.

o An ability to adapt quickly, be flexible in the face of change and solution orientated.

o Ability to remain calm under pressure.

o Excellent organisational and time management skills.

o High levels of customer service; promptly respond to queries, ensure promises are kept and manage expectations.

o Computer literate.


Knowledge & Experience

o Experience of working with and supporting children in the U6s – U11s age group during coaching sessions.

o Experience of working with and supporting children during coaching sessions.

o Experience of co-ordinating activities for a large number of people.

o Experience of event management; developing timetables, working to deadlines.

o Knowledge of FA regulations in regard to youth team football/Academies.


Personal Attributes

o Enthusiastic and hard working.

o Enjoys interacting with a wide variety of people on a daily basis.

o Motivated, creative and innovative with a strong work ethic.

o Good team player who can work on own initiative.

o Willingness to experience and manage change, self-evaluate and work towards continuous improvement.

o Proactive “can-do” approach to work.

o Willingness to work weekends and in the evening.

o Self-motivated and able to initiate routine and non-routine work as necessary.



o FA Coaching Level 1 Youth Award (Essential)

o Emergency First Aid Certificate

o Safeguarding Children Certificate

o Satisfactory Enhanced CRB Disclosure

o FA Coaching Level 2 & above (Desirable)

o Full, Clean Driving Licence


General Responsibilities

Employee Relations

To make suggestions to improve the working situation and contribute to positive employee relations within their area of work and The Soccer Village as a whole.

Health & Safety

To take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other employees and members of the public who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work.

To comply with all aspects of The Soccer Village Health and Safety Policy and Arrangements, to enable the Company to perform its civil and statutory obligations in relation to Health & Safety.

Customer Service

Identify and meet the needs of colleagues and our customers, focusing on initiating and welcoming contact and communication whilst striving to deliver first class customer service.

Recognise potential complaint situations and make effective steps to avoid and/or resolve these situations.

Self Development

To take responsibility for your own development and to help realise your own potential by undertaking internal or external training sessions.

Team Work

Ensure effective communication within your work team and across the Company whilst actively offering support and guidance as necessary.


This document is a guide only and should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the organisation.


All employees may be required to undertake any other duties as may be reasonably requested.

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