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Football in the Community Officer

The Aston Villa Foundation

Aston Villa Foundation is a registered charity that delivers projects and activities in Birmingham across four key themes; sport & recreation, health & wellbeing, education & development, and inclusion & community cohesion.

17 Jun 2022
Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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.

Role Purpose

To be responsible for leading and delivering high quality football and multi-skills sessions
across a variety of school and community settings, at the same time identifying and driving new opportunities for the Football in the Community (FiTC) department. You will also play a key role in supporting the execution of the Aston Villa Foundation strategy and Football in the Community departmental business plan.

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Deliver high quality Football in the Community (FitC) activities for children across a range of ages and abilities, ensuring all coaching activities are delivered to the highest standards.
  • Lead the growth and development of FitC programmes in the designated geographical area, including Soccer Schools, Skills Centres, Player Development Centres, and sessions within school-based environments.
  • Lead and deliver high quality school sport and extra-curricular coaching sessions, ensuring all activities are delivered to the highest standard.
  • Support the Schools Coordinator and Manager in liaising with schools to set session delivery plans and ensure that individual requirements are met in terms of planning and assessment.
  • Responsibility for meeting performance targets, setting and meeting budget income and expenditure on designated FitC centres.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and customers to execute a successful FitC offer.
  • Report on impact and outcomes where applicable
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends where required.
  • Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities which your manager or another senior officer of the Foundation asks you to perform.
  • 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

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The Person

We are seeking an FA Level 2 qualified football coach with experience of working in a community environment and leading football or multisport sessions. The successful candidate will have the ability to engage children of all ages with experience of working within education settings and an understanding of the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2.

Experience in mentoring and supporting other in a coaching or education capacity would also be beneficial.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please click 'Apply Now' to begin the application. As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.

Applications close on 3rd July 2022

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
Full Time
Job Type
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