Casual Coach

  • Manchester United FC
  • Manchester, UK
  • 14 Jul, 2021
Part time Coaching Premier League

Job Description

The Purpose:       

The purpose of the role is to deliver educational programmes and activities that inspires and unites young people across Derry/ Londonderry with Ulster University and the Foyle Learning Community.
Manchester United Foundation use the power of football and Manchester United to help inspire, empower, and support, young people to make positive choices and:

  • Live a healthier life (physical wellbeing)
  • Live a happier life (mental wellbeing)
  • Have a sense of belonging to people and place (social wellbeing)
  • Develop the skills required to achieve their goals (employability)

The projects will address the challenges young people are facing such as low levels of confidence, motivation and self-esteem and subsequent limited ambition, all of which have contributed to poor school attendance, poor educational attainment, teacher, and school conflict and, stress, anxiety, and poor mental health.
Working Hours: Tuesdays 3.30pm – 6.30pm provisionally (Potential for additional hours)

The Role:

  • To help support and lead delivery of a football coaching curriculum in line with the individual projects requirements and needs.
  • Deliver or support on the delivery of a curriculum of social education workshops designed to improve participant’s confidence, employability, and personal development through football.
  • To help create a fun and safe environment that is inspiring, dynamic, challenging, and educational.
  • Attend staff training and CPD as and when required.
  • Support the Head Coach in ensuring the delivery of sessions remains high and all suitable duties on the night are undertaken.
  • Ensure that the Foundation’s code of conduct is upheld in all activities, delivery, and physical appearance.
  • To support the Head Coach to register young people into the session, ensuring we are compliant with the Foundation consenting procedures.
  • Support the Head Coach in the collation of case study information for termly reporting to funders when required.
  • Uphold the Foundation’s Safeguarding policy and guidelines to ensure all young people are safe and looked after.
  • Maintain required qualifications in line with the IFA/EFA and other qualifications where required.
  • Be aware of an uphold risk assessment procedures for each venue worked at.
  • Have the flexibility to work on different projects.

The Person:

  • Minimum IFA/EFA Level 1 in coaching football.   
  • Experience working (paid or volunteering) with children and young people, preferably within a charitable, school or sporting environment.
  • Experience in positively engaging with young people in an educational, sporting or youth work setting.
  • Experience and confidence working with disengaged young people.
  • Ability to display high levels of social and emotional intelligence.
  • A passion for working with children, young people and hard to reach groups.
  • Self-driven individual who brings life and energy to their delivery. 
  • Ability to be a positive role model.
  • Ability to adapt and diversify delivery in programmes/sessions.
  • Ability to work effectively as an individual and as a team member.
  • Punctual.
  • Flexible.
  • A full clean UK Driving license - desirable.
  • Youth work qualification – desirable.
  • First Aid qualification – desirable.


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