Grassroots Club Development Officer

  • Colchester United FC
  • Colchester, UK
  • 25 Nov, 2021
Full time Community Education Youth

Job Description

Colchester United's Football in the Community (CUFITC) is the official charity partner for Colchester United Football Club. We provide high quality sports and education programmes to 8,500 children, young people and adults from across the region each week.

Would you like to make a difference in your local community? Are you passionate about giving opportunities to people to positivity impact their lives?

CUFITC are looking to appoint a Grassroots Club Development Officer, this brand new role provides an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join a progressive organisation.

We are seeking a driven, energetic and ambitious individual to plan and deliver a co-ordinated programme to enhance and expand the partnerships and engagement with Grassroots Club football clubs.

As this position is a key appointment in our organisation, you will have the tenacity to achieve targets and the creativity to overcome obstacles. You will be a leader and have the ability to inspire and motivate people from all backgrounds and communities.


Position: Grassroots Club Development Officer

Location: Shrub End Community and Sport Centre, Boadicea Way, Colchester, C02 9BG

Reporting to: Community Performance Manager

Contract Type: Full Time

Number of Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary 20,000 - 23,000 (dependent on experience)

Benefits: As part of your involvement with Colchester United Football in the Community the following benefits are available to staff:


  • Company pool vehicle
  • Opportunities to progress within the organisations via increased responsibilities and promotions
  • Opportunities to work match days for Colchester United Football Club
  • Equipment, resources and uniform
  • Access to bespoke CPD from our partners including the Premier League, English Football League, The FA Professional Football Association and other key partners
  • A pension scheme is available for eligible applicants
  • Free car parking onsite

If you would like to discuss the role further please call 01206 755160 or email FAO: Rick Goldsbrough.

To download the Grassroots Club Development Officer job pack, please click here .

  • Closing date: 26 th November 2021 (Please note this may close earlier if suitable candidate is found)
  • Interview date: WC 29 th November 2021
  • Proposed start date: ASAP but by 4 th January 2022

Please note that the job will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • To lead on the co-ordination and development of the grassroots football club development programmes.
  • To work with local organisations and grassroots club to build strong working relations for mutual benefits.
  • To ensure expansion and sustainability of the holiday activities.
  • To recruit and meet targets for participant levels as agreed with Community Performance Manager.
  • To work with Community Performance Manager to co-ordinate development projects as agreed.
  • To coordinate, manage, deliver and monitor coaching sessions with groups of young people, or organisations.
  • To act as a lead Mentor to a group of CUFITC sessional coaches
  • To liaise with parents/carers when appropriate
  • To lead, motivate, mentor sessional staff when appropriate
  • To plan, monitor and evaluate all coaching sessions led or assisted at
  • To ensure Safeguarding is adhered to including keeping personal CRB, First Aid qualifications up to date.
  • To undertake appropriate training
  • To ensure the quality control of coaching sessions
  • To contribute to staff development including coach education and peer coaching


  • Colchester United Football in the Community is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all our staff and volunteers to fully support and promote this commitment.
  • In line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, Exceptions Order 1975, as this role involves working with vulnerable groups, Pre-Employment checks will include a satisfactorily completed Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Health and Safety

  • Fully endorse, demonstrate and carry out the company's health and safety policy.
  • Comply with all company policies and statutory regulations.
  • Have a full knowledge of procedures for evacuation with regard to fire.


  • Co-operate fully with colleagues requiring assistance and to be flexible when assisting them in response to business needs of CUFITC.
  • Act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are in their care or attending the Company's premises. The employee must report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the CUFITC Designated Safeguarding Officer.
  • Ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations amongst employees and customers.

The above Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive, the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Company. This job description is also subject to review, and may be amended in the light of changing circumstances following consultation with the post-holder.