Sevenoaks District Football and Sports Development Officer

  • Millwall FC
  • Sevenoaks District
  • 23 May, 2024
Full time Administration Coaching Coordinator Community EFL Specialist Coaching Youth

Job Description

Salary: Competitive
Responsible to: Football and Sports Development Manager
Type of Contract: Fixed Term, 2 year contract 
Hours of work: 40 hours per week (34 hours delivery per week)
Location: Sevenoaks District 
Role Summary:
Millwall Community Trust is hiring a Sevenoaks District Football and Sports Development Officer.
Reporting to the Football and Sports Development Manager, the purpose of the role is to organise, plan, prepare and deliver sports coaching and education sessions, on a contracted basis. In partnership with Kent County Cricket (KCC) to develop new football, cricket and sports programmes within the Sevenoaks District.  
Key Responsibilities:
Deliver a variety of comprehensive football/cricket/sports coaching activities in the local community that are age appropriate, meet the needs of individuals and groups which are in accordance to the Millwall Community Trust (MCT) scheme of work.
Be self-motivated, committed and reliable once assigned work.
Work with individuals and/or groups from a range of abilities, age ranges and varying backgrounds.
Be responsible for the correct use and safe keeping of equipment. Ensure that the facilities are checked before use and safe for practical participation.
Build and support positive working partnerships with existing/new key partners to receive continued funding for delivery of programmes.
Maintain high standards of professional behaviour towards colleagues, young people with whom we engage and the wider general public when working for and wearing MCT kit.
Develop professional and supportive relationships with all young people engaged in the session.
Undertake regular professional development days as set by Millwall Community Trust (MCT) and Kent County Cricket (KCC) in order to promote personal development.
Undertake administrative tasks related to the sessions that including updating registers, consent forms, risk assessment, incident and accident forms, writing case studies that demonstrate impact of projects, and recording any outcomes and accreditations achieved by participants using relevant monitoring and evaluation systems.
Have knowledge and experience of (or be willing to develop) working in diverse settings, such as housing estates, youth clubs, leisure centres, public parks and open spaces, schools and colleges.
Have an up to date knowledge of, and adhere to, all MCT policies and procedures, including those relating to Safeguarding, Health and Safety and emergency procedures, including those of venues where you may be based.
Carry a fully stocked first aid kit when coaching.
Undertake other duties as required to ensure efficient delivery of MCT sessions. To undertake relevant training courses as requested by MCT.
Cricket delivery:
Weekly Street Cricket (Estate Cricket) sessions at four locations:
New Ash Green
Weekly Walking Cricket sessions: 
School Activation - deliver cricket sessions as part of a multi-sport school programme
Qualifications / Experience Requirements: 
FA Level 2 Coaching Qualification
NGB level 2
Up to date, Relevant certifications in Emergency Aid and Safeguarding
FA Level 3/UEFA B Licence
Level 3 Supporting and Delivering PE
National Governing Body Coaching Qualification in another sport
Skills / Abilities:
Knowledge of the National Curriculum PE and Education
Experience of delivering coaching sessions to a wide range of age groups
Experience of working with children
The ability to work with others as a competent team member
Excellent time keeping
Able to take instructions
Willing to learn and develop
An understanding of and a commitment to equal opportunities both in the workplace and the wider community
Commitment to Safeguarding children and young people.
IT skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
Experience of working with partners both in the sport and education sector 
Understanding of community work and its impact on the community 
Coaching skills
Effective communication skills for all targeted audiences
Ability to plan, develop, and evaluate an effective coaching programme 
Ability to lead and motivate team members
Team player with energy and passion for the role
Time management and administration skills
• Full driving license and access to transport
• ‘Can do’ attitude
• Friendly and outgoing
• Authoritative

To Apply: To comply with safer recruitment procedures for the Club we are unable to accept CV’s without an application form accompanied.

Please ensure that you complete our standard application form (which is available via a link on our website). If you do require assistance in any part of the application process, please contact us via

Application Form Link:

All applications need to be sent to

Due to the quantity of applicants expected, only those short-listed will be notified.


Closing date for applications: Friday 21st June 2024


This document is a guide only and should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the organisation. All employees may be required to undertake any other duties as may be reasonably requested.

Millwall Community Trust are fully committed to equality, diversity, inclusion, and anti-discrimination. We will work to address areas of under-representation and disadvantage in all aspects of our operations, activities, and services. In practice, this means that we will respect the needs of each and every individual regardless of their differences; and to this end we will deliver our operations, activities and services in such a way so as to ensure that that no one is excluded.

Please note that the appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to standard preemployment screening, as applicable to the post. This will include right-to-work, proof of identity, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), and references.

Please note that any personal data submitted to the charity as part of the job application process will be processed in accordance with the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation. The charity’s Policy on Data Protection is available on request.

Entry into employment with the charity and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each particular post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. No applicant or member of staff shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.


‘Millwall Community Trust is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. The successful candidate may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through The FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information given.’


Safeguarding Policy Statement

Because of the nature of the work undertaken by Millwall Community Trust (MCT), it is required by law to have in place robust safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure the protection of children, young people and adults at risk. To ensure that MCT meets that duty - and as part of a proactive, integrated and consistent approach to safeguarding - the organisation has developed a Safeguarding Handbook. 


What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means protecting people from abuse, maltreatment, neglect, harm and/or exploitation. Through MCT setting up and following good safeguarding policies and procedures, it means that children, young people and adults at risk - that come into contact with our organisation - are protected from those that might pose a risk. All organisations that work with (or come into contact with) children, young people and adults at risk are required to have safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure that everyone - regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity - can be protected from harm.


MCT’s Safeguarding Ethos

MCT will always seek to provide protection to any person that receives our services. To this end MCT will provide staff and volunteers with guidance on procedures they should adopt in the event that they suspect a person may be experiencing, or be at risk of, harm. MCT believes that a no one should ever experience abuse of any kind. MCT have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk to keep them safe. MCT are committed to work in a way that protects them. This Safeguarding Policy Statement applies to everyone that comes into contact with MCT - including as applicable - the Board of Directors & Executive Team, Senior Managers, Staff, Agency Staff, Contractors, Suppliers, Volunteers, Students on work experience, as well as anyone else working on behalf of MCT. This policy also applies to any other person that engages with the work of MCT and includes parents, carers, families and other visitors to MCT premises. 


Safeguarding at MCT

MCT places the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk as its prime focus and has developed full safeguarding policies and procedures. To underpin the approach, MCT ensures all of its management team, staff members and volunteers have been fully trained in safeguarding to enable the organisation to live and breathe its approach. In developing MCT’s safeguarding policies and procedures, the organisation has adopted the following three-part safeguarding strategy which focuses on:


1.      Getting the right people involved with MCT

This is achieved through adherence to MCT’s Safer Recruitment Policies and Procedures.


2.      Creating a safe environment for children, young people & adults at risk

This is achieved by providing all required safeguarding training, support and best practice advice; and further guidance by the effective communication of MCT’s Codes of Conduct.


3.      Promoting clear systems to deal with any safeguarding concerns

This is achieved through implementation of all MCT’s policies and procedures relating to safeguarding.   

A full copy of MCT’s Safeguarding Handbook is available by speaking with (or contacting) the MCT person responsible for safeguarding.