'PL Kicks' Coach

  • Crystal Palace FC
  • London, UK
  • 13 Jan, 2022
Full time Coaching Community Premier League Youth

Job Description

Salary: £22,000-£25,000 p.a.

Hours: 37.5 per week

Contract: 1-year FTC

Closing Date: 24th January 2022

Interview Date: w/c 31st January


Job Purpose

To lead on the delivery of Premier League Kicks activities. The Premier League Kicks Coach will work closely with the Senior Community Development Coordinator, as well as a range of partners to further develop our offer and ensure young people attending continue to benefit from the Premier League Kicks project.

Job Summary

  • Lead on the delivery of engaging football and multisport activities in areas of deprivation as part of the PL Kicks project.
  • Effectively engage with hard-to-reach young people (ages 8-18) at sessions; acting as a positive role model to inspire, motivate and empower young people to realise their potential.
  • Be responsible for the recruitment of participants to the sessions. This can involve the delivery of assemblies and taster sessions in schools as well as the circulation of high-quality marketing material provided by the club marketing team.
  • Support part-time kicks coaches, sessional staff and volunteers to ensure that sessions are delivered to the highest quality.
  • Support the Senior Community Development coordinator with the creation of casual staff timetables to ensure all sessions are adequately staffed.
  • Ensure all aspects of safeguarding are integrated across the delivery of the project and all activities are delivered in a safe and suitable manner
  • Deliver fun and engaging football sessions and fixtures during the holiday periods as part of the Premier Kicks programme
  • Support in the creation and delivery of workshops and activities to educate and empower participants, predominantly around topics of crime and consequences and mental well-being.
  • Support with the delivery of social action projects, tournaments and other events related to the Premier League Kicks project.
  • Work closely with local communities to identify suitable locations for the delivery of Premier League Kicks, and to ensure our Kicks offer continues to meet the needs of these communities
  • Develop local networks, with other agencies involved in sport and youth work in Croydon, Bromley and Lambeth
  • Ensure all participants attending the sessions are registered correctly and data is collected in accordance with GDPR principles.
  • Ensure that all data is collected and processed correctly and accurately, is up to date and uploaded to our online monitoring system, VIEWS.
  • Survey participants attending sessions to gauge feedback on activities and to demonstrate the impact of the project.
  • Support monitoring returns and constantly review the programme to ensure the project achieves its desired outcomes.
  • Attend additional training and CPD opportunities linked to the role
  • Represent Premier League Kicks & Palace for Life Foundation at relevant activities, conferences, competitions and other events relating to the project.
  • Work flexible hours, covering evening and weekend work

Job Requirements


  • Possess an FA coaching qualification minimum Level 2 standard and be compliant regards safeguarding and first aid qualifications.
  • Experience in youth work, sports and community coaching
  • Experience working in schools
  • Experience of delivering or coordinating projects which seek to increase participation.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent organisational, planning and administrative skills, including time management, prioritisation of workloads, and be able to complete tasks to quality service standards.
  • Good organisational and prioritising skills
  • Commitment to high quality sport provision and committed to providing the best possible opportunities for all participants.
  • The ability to develop and maintain relationships with special schools and their staff including head teachers, PE teachers and receptionists
  • Ability to manage partnerships effectively and concisely so external partners are satisfied with our work.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work well within a team.
  • Must be able to represent the Palace for Life Foundation in a confident and professional manner and have the ability to communicate effectively to a range of stakeholders


  • Relevant experience/qualifications in other suitable sports.
  • Possess a valid DBS
  • Experience presenting to large groups
  • Previous experience of working within a community-based organisation.
  • Possess clean driving licence
  • Experience of using data systems
  • Writing professional reports
  • Full clean driving licence and access to a motor vehicle for work purposes



Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children, young people and adults at risk. The club fully accepts its responsibility for children, young people and adults at risk. Our aim is to ensure that safeguarding runs through every element of the work we do to ensure the welfare and well-being of all those who engage in our activities.

All children, young people and adults at risk have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. We believe that all adults working within the club, in any capacity, have a duty and responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.

We strive to do this by applying policy, procedures and best practice, engaging with the Premier League, FA and local authority partners to promote the safety and welfare of all those who engage in activities with the club. Our practice reflects statutory requirements and responsibilities. This allows our participants to enjoy any club activity in a safe, and inclusive environment.

The club expects all staff, players, volunteers, contractors and guests to share this commitment. 


Crystal Palace Football Club endorses the principle of equality and will strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in the club whether as players, match-day fans, staff, board members, participants in foundation programmes and other people engaged with the club’s activities (for example, suppliers, corporate partners):

Has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, without regard to their age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation; and

Can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular that they are able to enjoy their engagement at the club without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment, bullying and abuse.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.