Kings Camps Football Coach

The Football Coach is responsible for planning and delivering our high-energy Football Kings programme, which takes place each morning of camp. Ensuring these are fun and inclusive sessions so every child is engaged and makes progress, regardless of their ability.

Kings Camps Football Coach

The Football Coach is responsible for planning and delivering our high-energy Football Kings programme, which takes place each morning of camp. Ensuring these are fun and inclusive sessions so every child is engaged and makes progress, regardless of their ability.

Why work for Kings Camps

Earn money and gain valuable experience doing something you love whilst working with life-minded people creating friends for life. Have fun contributing to our mission to get children active.

Location: England, Scotland and Wales (don’t worry, we’ll liaise with you to find you your closest venue)

Dates: Easter, Summer and Half Term School Holidays

Salary: £9.20 an hour

Why work for Kings Camps

Earn money and gain valuable experience doing something you love whilst working with life-minded people creating friends for life. Have fun contributing to our mission to get children active.

Location: England, Scotland and Wales (don’t worry, we’ll liaise with you to find you your closest venue)

Dates: Easter, Summer and Half Term School Holidays

Salary: £9.20 an hour

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About the role

Reporting to the Camp Manager, the Football Coach is responsible for planning and delivering our Football Kings programme which takes place each morning of camp. The programme combines a range of football skills and fun games for 5 – 10 year olds in an intense week of Kings Camps.

Football Coaches are responsible for coaching and looking after a group of up to 20 children, delivering high energy, fun and inclusive sessions that ensure every child is engaged and makes progress, regardless of their ability.

Activities can include anything from defending, possession, control, set pieces and shooting, resulting in an end of week match to demonstrate skills learned. Each session is typically (depending on age) between 30 and 60 minutes long.

Child safety is our number one priority, so coaches need to ensure that the welfare of children is paramount at all times, supervising children during their breaks, participating in sessions, overseeing the safe use of equipment, and promptly recording any incidents.

Popular programme weeks may require Assistant Football Coaches, so you’ll need to be able to work proactively and collaboratively as a team. You’ll also need to maintain professional relationships with children, parents and carers, communicating positively and providing feedback on a child’s progress on camp.

Our Red Tops are not expected to stand on the side lines, but to actively participate in delivery, showcasing skills, demonstrating good practice and most importantly… have fun!

Child numbers and needs to our members vary, but we’re looking for coaches to be fully available for Football Kings programme weeks (between 9.15 and 12.45pm, Monday to Friday). For those who want to commit to coaching for full days, we also have opportunities available for Bank Sports Coaches, giving you the opportunity to join the Multi-Active Programme in the afternoon of camp.

What makes a great Football Coach

  • A passion for working with children and/or young people
  • At least 6 months’ consecutive experience working with 5 – 17 year olds
  • Appropriate experience delivering football programmes or coaching football
  • A real team player who’s happy to rotate duties and form positive relationships
  • At times things change, so you’ll need to be flexible, with a willingness to adapt
  • Leadership skills with a vibrant and confident personality
  • Posses and able to document (a minimum) Level 1 Football qualification (ideally Level 2) through FA, SFA, UKCC etc

We’re committed to safer recruitment 

The Kings Active Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Safer recruitment is central to the way we work and all staff and volunteers are expected to share our commitment to safeguarding, always creating an environment where young people feel safe and can thrive.

Staff selection process includes:

  • An interview (approx 40 minutes), via video call, which covers suitability, experience, skills, attitudes as well as the opportunity to showcase an activity session plan
  • If successful at interview, we will speak to at least 2 professional references from your work history
  • Once offered a position, this will subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure with barred list check (or equivalent for Scottish Residents)

Ongoing training and performance evaluations will feature in the role, with structured support from your Site Manager and performance targets communicated. High performing coaches will be entered onto our staff development programme, with the aim of securing a future promotion (we actively seek to promote from within) and a priority contract for the following seasons!

About the role

Reporting to the Camp Manager, the Football Coach is responsible for planning and delivering our Football Kings programme which takes place each morning of camp. The programme combines a range of football skills and fun games for 5 – 10 year olds in an intense week of Kings Camps.

Football Coaches are responsible for coaching and looking after a group of up to 20 children, delivering high energy, fun and inclusive sessions that ensure every child is engaged and makes progress, regardless of their ability.

Activities can include anything from defending, possession, control, set pieces and shooting, resulting in an end of week match to demonstrate skills learned. Each session is typically (depending on age) between 30 and 60 minutes long.

Child safety is our number one priority, so coaches need to ensure that the welfare of children is paramount at all times, supervising children during their breaks, participating in sessions, overseeing the safe use of equipment, and promptly recording any incidents.

Popular programme weeks may require Assistant Football Coaches, so you’ll need to be able to work proactively and collaboratively as a team. You’ll also need to maintain professional relationships with children, parents and carers, communicating positively and providing feedback on a child’s progress on camp.

Our Red Tops are not expected to stand on the side lines, but to actively participate in delivery, showcasing skills, demonstrating good practice and most importantly… have fun!

Child numbers and needs to our members vary, but we’re looking for coaches to be fully available for Football Kings programme weeks (between 9.15 and 12.45pm, Monday to Friday). For those who want to commit to coaching for full days, we also have opportunities available for Bank Sports Coaches, giving you the opportunity to join the Multi-Active Programme in the afternoon of camp.

What makes a great Football Coach

  • A passion for working with children and/or young people
  • At least 6 months’ consecutive experience working with 5 – 17 year olds
  • Appropriate experience delivering football programmes or coaching football
  • A real team player who’s happy to rotate duties and form positive relationships
  • At times things change, so you’ll need to be flexible, with a willingness to adapt
  • Leadership skills with a vibrant and confident personality
  • Posses and able to document (a minimum) Level 1 Football qualification (ideally Level 2) through FA, SFA, UKCC etc

We’re committed to safer recruitment 

The Kings Active Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Safer recruitment is central to the way we work and all staff and volunteers are expected to share our commitment to safeguarding, always creating an environment where young people feel safe and can thrive.

Staff selection process includes:

  • An interview (approx 40 minutes), via video call, which covers suitability, experience, skills, attitudes as well as the opportunity to showcase an activity session plan
  • If successful at interview, we will speak to at least 2 professional references from your work history
  • Once offered a position, this will subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure with barred list check (or equivalent for Scottish Residents)

Ongoing training and performance evaluations will feature in the role, with structured support from your Site Manager and performance targets communicated. High performing coaches will be entered onto our staff development programme, with the aim of securing a future promotion (we actively seek to promote from within) and a priority contract for the following seasons!

Apply Now
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