JOB TITLE: International Foundation Coach
DEPARTMENT: Foundation International Football Department
REPORTING TO: Staff Operations Manager
JOB FUNCTION: To support the delivery of Chelsea Foundation Soccer Schools in key European Resorts and other global locations.
LOCATION: Cobham – with extensive overseas travel.
CONTRACT: 40hrs per week, normally 6 of 7 days per week. Fixed Term July until September (and May start). The successful applicant will be expected to work unsociable hours in-order to meet the needs of the business. This will include weekend, evening work and bank holidays as the business and role requires.
INTERVIEW: Friday 20th March
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES (Play Your Part):
- The international foundation coach will support a range of football development / coaching programmes, in a number of international locations as set by their line management.
- Programme development will include a range of coaching duties including holiday camps at a number of CFC Partnered resorts based predominantly in Europe.
- In additions to core football development there will be requirement to support a range of special events including sponsor lead activation, tournaments and festivals.
- The international foundation coach will, on occasion, adopt the role of 'Head Coach' and lead the European Holiday Resort Camps.
- Supporting promotion and distribution of collateral for activities will be an added responsibility in selected locations.
- Developing positive but professional relationships with parents, players, coaches and local staff is imperative.
- All members of staff will be trained to work to set standards implementing appropriate policies and procedures to uphold best practice and to safeguard the participant and staff involved in the programme.
- Additional roles may vary subject to programme and location of placement, duties will include responsibilities such as administration, online research and session planning, as well as relationship management of specific projects.
- As a representative of Chelsea FC Foundation internationally, there will be added responsibility around staff conduct on and off the fields, all staff will be monitored and supported by relevant programme manager and the staff operations manager.
- Ongoing CPD and attendance to training will be a requirement of this role.
MEASURES OF PERFORMANCE (Here to Win):
- All staff performance will be monitored throughout a trip by the designated lead and a formal review after each trip will take place.
- FA Level 2.
- Valid Emergency Aid and Child Protection certificate.
- UEFA B License.
- A Sports Science / Studies or related degree.
- Minimum of 1000 hours of Football Coaching experience.
- Coaching experience in a community development programme, with boys and girls of all abilities from 4 to 18 years.
- Experience of working with international players and coaches (both English and non-English speaking) from different cultural backgrounds is advantageous.
- Experience of working in a football / sports development environment is desirable.
- Experience of managing and developing working relationship to a positive outcome.
- Experience of managing and leading an event or a group of staff is desirable.
- Experience of managing and developing professional relationships with parents, players and staff is an essential skill required for this role.
- Good organisation skills, with an ability to maximise personal/team performance.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills to manage and influence towards a positive outcome.
The Employee must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to Chelsea FC Foundation policies and procedures in particular Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act. The Employee must act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are in their care or attending the Company's premises. The Employee must report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the Safeguarding Lead.
Chelsea Football Club and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups) that are in our care or attending our premises. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The Employee must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations amongst Employees and customers.
The above Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive, the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.