Coach - City Football Schools UAE

  • City Football Group
  • Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
  • 10 Jun, 2021
Full time Coaching Education Premier League Youth

Job Description

Location:  Abu Dhabi, AE
Note: this is a 10 month Fixed Term Contract commencing Aug 2021


To coach and deliver across all Football Education programs in the UAE (Internationally where relevant)

Accountabilities with Key Outcomes: 

  1. To ensure all the City Football Group coaching philosophies, methodology and principles are incorporated into the delivery of the program
  2. To support the lead staff pre, during and post the delivery
  3. To support the lead staff pre, during and post the delivery
  4. To work both individually and collectively as part of a team in ensuring the project is delivered to the required levels and expectations
  5. To support the City Football Middle East office with local and regional activations
  6. To organise, structure and deliver the coaching program in a standard that represents Manchester City
  7. To maintain professional conduct always in both on and off field environments

This role involves working with children and/or vulnerable adults in a regulated activity (or near

children and/or vulnerable adults).


This means that the post-holder is required to apply all relevant policies and uphold both the

Club’s and the local partners commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience: 


  • UEFA B License (Level 3) or working towards – minimum Level 2
  • Member of a FA to maintain their Coach License or International equivalent
  • Education in sports coaching or teaching
  • Post-holder must hold or obtain at the earliest opportunity the relevant safeguarding training (i.e. FA Safeguarding Children Workshop)
  • Post-holder will be subject a DBS check at the appropriate level and cleared by the Manchester City Safeguarding Officer
  • To have experience in a football environment both locally and internationally
  • To have proven experience working with players from varying backgrounds and cultures
  • To have experience implementing and developing a football coaching syllabus
  • Demonstrate experience and knowledge of planning, delivering and reviewing sessions
  • To have knowledge and understanding of player development and the four-corner model
  • To have experience working within a professional Football Club or sporting organisation
  • To have flexibility to travel when required to support projects both in the UK and Internationally
  • The ability to create a positive working environment that represents Manchester City and the local partner in the marketplace
  • To demonstrate how to coach and develop players of differing levels of ability
  • To communicate to players on and off the field and in a variety of settings such as informal, formal, individual or groups
  • To be organised in planning, preparation and execution within a project
  • To self-review sessions with individual players
  • To have the ability to evaluate and review programs on completion

Job Impact/Influence Measures:

Responsible for player development and safety / welfare of all young players on the programme. No budget or line management responsibility

Decision-making Authority:

Session and development base decisions reporting back to a supervisor/manager.


Closing Date for Applications: 20 June 2021