Casual Community Coach

  • Forest Green Rovers FC
  • Forest Green, UK
  • 08 Jun, 2024
Casual Coaching Community EFL Soccer Coach

Job Description

Location: Forest Green
Salary Details: £12.22 per hour
About The Role

FGR Community’s vision is to change lives in our local community and use the unique appeal of Forest Green Rovers Football Club to spread aspiration and make a difference to the lives of people within the Stroud district and beyond. Forest Green Rovers is a unique football club, recognised by FIFA as the “world’s greenest football club” securing coverage from around the globe for its environmentally focused ethos. 

The candidate/s will join an innovative and developing Community Trust and work closely alongside the football club to deliver community focused initiatives, projects and programmes non-match days, match days and in our popular holiday camps. We are looking for dynamic, energetic, creative, and flexible team members who are prepared to hit the ground running.

Reporting to Project co-ordinators, the successful candidate/s will be responsible for assisting and/or leading high-quality delivery. 

As a casual Community Coach, you will be key to the success and growth of the Community Trust, allowing the charity to expand operations and to continue to deliver high quality matchday, school-based and community sessions.

New coaches will be accountable for the welfare of children and vulnerable adults under their responsibility, in line with the Trust’s Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adult Policies.
We also expect individuals to embrace equality, diversity, and inclusivity to facilitate a consistent, co-ordinated, and embedded approach to fairness and opportunity across the Trust.

The role may require you to be available on matchdays, which are typically every other Saturday or a weekday evening.

About You

The successful candidate/s will need to be able to deliver a range of active sessions, such as coaching football-based activities on our soccer camps and in community settings and supporting occasional after school and curriculum-based classroom sessions.



  • Minimum of a Level 1 football coaching badge
  • Knowledge of the FA Coaching Pathway
  • Experience of working or volunteering within either school, club, or community sporting settings
  • Ability to plan, deliver & evaluate coaching sessions
  • Good communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate or Current FA DBS Clearance
  • FA Safeguarding & Emergency aid/ BFAS Qualifications
  • Ability to work within a team effectively & efficiently and buy-in to the environmental ethos
  • Computer Literate


  • Experience of working in a charity or community organisation
  • Mentoring other staff through coaching/teaching
  • Knowledge of the national curriculum for children aged 5-11 years and/or 11-16 years
  • Knowledge and understanding of the charity, voluntary and community sector
  • A desire to pursue a career in the football industry and be a committed, enthusiastic, and highly motivated, showing a passion for promoting participation and love for the sport
  • Experience with Quality Assurance Reporting platforms
  • Experience facilitating cup, camps, and curriculum programmes
  • Working with socially excluded young people and vulnerable adults
  • Teaching Qualification, Level 2 Coaching Award or UEFA B license
  • Level 2 or 3 Supporting PE and school sport (or equivalent)
  • Clean Driver’s License
About Us

Green Team Benefits

  • Free Food - You can try our world-famous vegan food after your shift.
  • Money Off - You can get a 20% discount on FGR tickets and merchandise for friends and family.
  • Discounts - You can access exclusive staff discounts from our club partners.
  • Qualifications - You will have the opportunity to upskill and gain valuable work experience and qualifications (e.g. First Aid, Food Hygiene, etc.).
  • Bonus scheme - You will receive a bonus if you are consistent with match day attendance.

Flexibility statement 

The fast moving nature of the company's business means that from time to time you may be asked to perform duties or tasks outside of your original job description on an ad hoc basis. This allows the company to use it's people in the best possible way at all times and helps the employees to make make their contribution in a changing environment.  

Founded in 1889, Forest Green Rovers is a football club with a rich 130-year history – but we're at the forefront of something entirely new here. FIFA described us as the greenest football club in the world – it's undoubtedly true that no other football club in the world has put the environment at the heart of what it does.

We aim to be in the Championship within the next five years – and we're planning to build a stadium to match those ambitions. Designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, 'Eco Park' will be the only stadium made entirely of wood.

Forest Green Rovers FC promote inclusion and confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, nationality, ethnicity (race), religion or belief, ability or disability, pregnancy and maternity and encourage equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.