College Football Coach

High Level Summary:

Department: Education & Employability (Sheffield United Community College)

Responsible To: Football Development Officer

Hours: 10 hours per week (Part-Time Contract – Term-Time only)

Salary: £7k per annum

Closing Date: Friday 12th July 2024

Positions Available: Two

Please download the full job description here.

If you are interested in this post and would like to discuss the role further, please contact Aiden Spowage (Football Development Officer) on 07581 746027.


Apply: To apply please send your CV and Cover Letter to

About the Role:

Sheffield United Community Foundation is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and well-qualified Football Development Coach to support the Football Development Enrichment programme as part of the Sheffield United Community College project. The successful candidate will deliver all aspects of the Football Development enrichment programme which will be led by the Football Development Officer.

As an employed member of staff at Sheffield United Community Foundation, you will be entitled to employee and holiday entitlement. You will be required to attend regular team and department meetings, manage individual admin tasks, as well as engage in ongoing CPD.

Key Objectives of the Role:

  • Lead one of the college squads (U19’s) within a competitive fixture and games programme.
  • Plan and deliver weekly training sessions that align with the wider philosophy and values of the programme as well as the bespoke needs of your specific squad.
  • Develop and mentor players of all abilities through high quality coaching sessions and intervention.
  • Support with wider programme responsibilities such as provide performance analysis sessions, deliver college recruitment (training and trials), aid coaching qualifications and feedback and complete student reviews.
  • You will be accountable for the welfare and wellbeing of students under your supervision in line with the Foundation’s Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adult Policy.

About Sheffield United Community Foundation:

Sheffield United Community Foundation provides a bespoke, high-quality education and training programme specialising in the delivery of accredited sports-based qualifications in further and higher education. Our aim is to prepare students for a successful career in the football and wider sports industries. Our programmes are delivered across three purposely selected sites: Handsworth FC, Leisure United Westfield and Bramall Lane.

As part of our college environment, we deliver lessons within modern equipped classrooms and provide each learner their own Chromebook and personal virtual classroom platform. Practical sessions are based at local facilities which boast FIFA Quality Pro Certified Football Pitch football pitches, learning hubs as well as well-equipped fitness suites. Our study programmes emphasise value added opportunities for our learners including: work placements, mentoring, positive behaviour awards, trips and visits and guest speakers.

Our Mission:

Harnessing the power of Sheffield United, we deliver bespoke programmes that tackle inequalities and provide opportunities to improve people’s lives and develop communities.

Our Pillars:

Trustworthy – Flexible – Considerate – Passionate – Progressive

Please note that all suitable candidates will be subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS procedures. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please let us know if there are any alternative arrangements which need to be made to help you during the application and interview process.

We particularly welcome applications from under-represented audiences, including but not limited to applicants with disabilities, ethnically diverse communities, and we don’t discriminate against any age groups.