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Schools Coach

Job Title Schools Coach Location Across the boroughs of Bromley, Croydon & Sutton Salary Competitive Hours 5hrs-30hrs per week Contract 1-year FTC Closing Date 9th August 2021 Interview Date w/c 16th August 2021

Job Title: Schools Coach

Reports To: Primary Schools Programme Manager     Jobs Reporting into the Job Holder:    n/a


  1. Job Purpose


We are looking for highly motivated coaches with experience working in a school environment to join our schools’ team. You will be responsible for delivering aspects of the Foundation’s Premier League Primary Stars programme, including PE and extra-curricular clubs.


  1. Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities/Job Summary
  • The planning and delivery of creative, active and engaging PE lessons and extra- curricular clubs to all age groups with a Primary School setting
  • To develop positive relationships with all key partners involved in the programme including schools, teachers and parents
  • To support at a variety of events throughout the year including school tournaments and festivals
  • Working closely with Primary School Programmes Manager to ensure the school engaged in continue to use Foundation services into the following academic year.
  • To signpost participants to suitable exit routes, ensuring high levels of sustained engagement
  • Potential to support with other parts of the Foundation including Elite Player Development, SEND, Women & Girls and 1 to 1 mentoring
  • To support the delivery of selected holiday course provision out of school term
  • To keep all equipment in good working order and report and losses or damage to the Primary Schools Programme Manager
  • Support the administration elements of the programme including data collection and session compliance
  • Support the creation of media information and case studies/good news stories to measure the impact of our programme.
  • To attend regular meetings and training for continuous professional development
  • Reporting regularly to the Primary School Programmes Manager on all aspects of the programme.
  • Work flexibly to ensure full and supportive delivery of the programme. May include some weekend or evening work.
  • Commit to ongoing self-directed learning in order to further develop work related skills and knowledge.




  1. Knowledge/Experience/Technical Skills and Behaviours


  1. a) Knowledge/Experience/Technical Skills






  • Possess a relevant degree or qualification and equivalent experience
  • Possess a sport specific coaching qualification
  • Experience working within a Primary School environment
  • Ability to emphasise with and give support to participants who may not feel comfortable in learning or sports related environments





  • Sound sports development or school education knowledge and experience with a proven track record of achievement and event management



Technical Skills












  • Level 2 coaching in football certificate
  • Current DBS certificate
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Some experience of mentoring/supporting coaches



Technical Skills

  • Clean drivers Licence






  1. b) Behaviours


Our Values:


  • TEAMWORK – we support everyone around us and treat them with respect, working together to achieve great results.
  • PRIDE – we are proud to represent Palace and aspire to be the best in everything we do.
  • INNOVATION – we are not afraid to try new things, we are creative and inspiring, always seeking new ways to progress.


Our behaviours:


  • We know why we’re here: we appreciate the unique influence we, as role models, have on young people and the wider south London community
  • We know where we’re going: we are clear on what we aim to achieve, as individuals and as part of the wider team at the Foundation and Crystal Palace FC
  • We communicate effectively: we listen to each other and keep colleagues fully informed of our work, sharing mistakes and challenges as well as successes
  • We respect: we seek to understand the challenges others face and treat our colleagues and participants how we expect to be treated ourselves
  • We are professional: we are punctual, reliable and aspire to the highest standards in everything we do
  • We take responsibility: we take ownership for own performance and put in our fair share of time and effort to support our participants and the rest of the team
  • We are always improving: We reflect, look to develop and evolve, to make things better for our team and the people we support
  • We are brave: We think outside the box, are not afraid to take measured risks, but know when to ask for help and support each other when things don’t go to plan
  • We share success: We are proud of what we do as a team and actively celebrate each other’s good work, sharing credit wherever it’s due.


How to Apply


Complete the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form in full and return to recruitment@palaceforlife.org.




Crystal Palace Football Club acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory requirements and responsibilities, government guidance, recognised best practice and complies with Premier league and football league rules.

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.

Apply now

Complete the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form in full and return to recruitment@palaceforlife.org.