Head of Football Coaching

£18,000 - £20,000 yearly
  • Samba Soccer Schools
  • 206, 71-75 Shelton St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JQ
  • 30 Sep, 2021
Full time Coaching Coordinator Health & Safety Leadership & Management Safeguarding Specialist Coaching

Job Description


Samba Soccer Schools are searching for an experienced football coach to manage our coaching staff and supervise the quality of our football classes.

The role of ‘Head of Coaching’ requires exceptional management and leadership skills as you take on significant responsibility.


Here is an overview of the six areas our Head of Coaching would oversee and what each would entail:

  • Quality Control: Supervising and maintaining the high standards of coaching at Samba Soccer Schools. This includes ensuring quality control of weekly classes and holiday camps, setting up emergency coaching contingency plans and acting as a hub for coaches enquiries.
  • Recruitment: Overseeing the hiring process of new coaching staff across multiple venues. This includes managing job adverts, conducting the interviewing process and offering contracts to prospective coaches
  • Training: Managing staff training at various stages throughout the year. This includes monitoring and delivering the coach education programme (new staff), refresher courses (half terms) and annual training.
  • Administration: An ongoing process dealing with rising issues and documenting changes. This includes managing a weekly list of pressing issues, updating registers and staff timesheets, and contacting staff and parents via text/email in the event of a class cancellation.
  • Technical Syllabus: Ensuring the Samba Soccer Schools coaching content is updated and functional. This includes designing/updating session plans, managing the skills app and updating skills tutorial videos.
  • Safety: Our Head of Coaching will act as our safeguarding lead and will be responsible for updating and maintaining our company policies.


This is a senior full-time position at Samba Soccer Schools. If you’re interested in the role and meet the below criteria, we would love to hear from you!

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum FA Level 2 in coaching football
  • Playing experience
  • Football coaching experience (essential)
  • Previous experience working in a similar capacity
  • Leadership/Management experience
  • Access to a personal vehicle
  • Proficient user of Excel and Word


At Samba Soccer Schools, we adopt a very particular set of values. Our Head of Coaching must share our values below.

  • Dependability: Reliable, trustworthy and does what they say they will!
  • Passion: Truly loves what they do and is proud to let people know!
  • Work Ethic: Never lets a minute go to waste.
  • People-orientated: Sociable – has a good understanding of human behaviour and knows how to adapt.
  • Team Player: Willing to sacrifice for the greater good of the team!

Further details:

  • Start Date: November/December 2021
  • Hours:

Sat & Sun: 9am-5pm
Mon, Tues & Thurs: 9am-6pm
(40 hours per week)

  • Salary: £18-20k (Experience dependent)
  • Head Office: 206, 71-75 Shelton St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JQ

How to Apply

Get in touch with us now so we can consider your application. Send your CV and cover note to our recruitment team and a member of our team will respond within 48 hours.

Due to high volumes of applications, we strongly advise you to fast track your application and cut down the waiting time by applying through our website here: https://sambasoccerschools.com/head-of-coaching/

Good luck