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Football in the Community Coach

Aston Villa Foundation

The Aston Villa Foundation is a registered charity that delivers the community and social responsibility work of Aston Villa Football Club.

7 Nov 2022
Contract - Fixed Term
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

The Department

The Aston Villa Foundation is the official Charity of Aston Villa Football Club and prides itself in being innovative in its approach to the club being used as a ‘Force for Good’

The Football in the Community (FitC) department within the Aston Villa Foundation offers high quality football and multi-sport provision for children of all ages and abilities. All sessions and activities are delivered within a community or school setting and aim to increase physical activity, football participation and performance.

The Role

We have exciting opportunities for aspiring football and sports coaches to join the Aston Villa Foundation. The post holder will be responsible for delivering a range of football and sport-based sessions within our Football in the Community (FitC) programme.

Main Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • To deliver fun, safe and engaging coaching sessions within our Football in the Community Soccer Schools, Skills and Development Centres.
  • Effectively plan and deliver a range of high-quality football and multi-skills sessions in a range of sporting activities that are accessible to primary and secondary school children with mixed abilities
  • Produce and evaluate session plans for all activities.
  • Attend all relevant planning meetings and staff training days
  • Take responsibility for your own performance, training and continuous professional development
  • Carry out risk assessments and report any incidents / accidents to the line manager immediately
  • Signposting players through the Aston Villa Foundation agreed Player Pathway
  • Support the wider work of the Foundation delivering on other sport and coaching programmes.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Safeguarding by adhering to relevant policies, procedures and values relating to safeguarding children and adults at risk
  • Support the Club’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities which your line manager or another senior officer at the

    club asks you to perform.

For further information please see the Role Profile.

The Person

The successful candidates must hold an FA Level 1 in Football Coaching qualification and will have the ability to engage young people of all abilities and from a variety of backgrounds. You must be available to work flexibly, predominantly during school holidays, evening and weekends. Experience of working within a community environment would also be ideal.

As and when vacancies arise throughout the calendar year, we will aim to contact shortlisted candidates to arrange interviews. If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the Foundation via email from [email protected]

Please note that the Club will retain your application form, CV and Cover Letter for a 12 month period from the vacancy closing date (this is a variation from the Club’s Privacy Notice for Applicants and Candidates. If you have any queries regarding the retention of your data, please contact [email protected] .

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please click 'Apply Now' to begin the application process.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.

**The Foundation is asking for any candidates who are interested in becoming a **Football in the Community Coach to register their interest by completing the online application form.

Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early

The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.

Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code.

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see AVFC - Safeguarding.

Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Job Type
Pay Information
£10.40 - £17.55 Per Hour

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