Football Coach

Location Islington
Discipline: Leisure and Fitness, Internal
Job type: Flexible
Salary: £15.37
Contact name: Michael MacNeill

Job ref: 161143

GLL is looking for a Football Coach to work for Islington Football Development Partnership. If you have the skills and ambition to join us as a Football Coach, there's never been a more exciting time to join us. 


As a Football Coach you’ll be highly motivated and committed to engage and inspire players of all ages and abilities within a safe setting providing a fun, friendly and encouraging environment you’ll pass on your knowledge to help improve players football performances whilst teaching the fundamental footballing skills - you’ll get great satisfaction seeing players progress and develop. 


What you’ll do: 


Casual staff may work only one session a week or across multiple sessions, depending on coach availability and current programme. 

The IFDP run a variety of football coaching sessions and programmes across Islington. 

Whilst the IFDP works with players from as young as 3 years, up to women at 50 years of age, the majority of the work is with children in the 7 -11 years age bracket. Coaching is often outdoors on artificial pitches but there is also additional work delivered in schools and other environments. Most working hours are after school, in the evenings or Saturday mornings. The IFDP works with Islington Borough Ladies Football club in delivering a substantial women and girls offer, with over 350 players participating in sessions and games each week, across a variety of formats. 


What you need: 


Applicant coaches need to have an FA Level 1 / Intro to Coaching qualification as a minimum with current First Aid and Safeguarding  certificates. FA Level 2 / UEFA C and other qualifications are desirable. We will be prioritising some roles for coaches with experience in delivering to groups but will also consider coaches starting out on their coaching journey. We offer mentoring and training to all coaches as we encourage coaches to better themselves. 

Most of all, we are looking for coaches with enthusiasm, a good rapport and manner with young people and a desire to be a good team player in offering the best service we can offer. 

All coaches are employed subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check. 


As a charitable social enterprise owned by its staff GLL has a great range of benefits for its employees: 

A salary of up to £15.37 per hour 

A values driven organisation 

Learning & development to support career development 

Good pension schemes 

Discounted gym membership for you and your partner 

A flexible working position 

The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say on how we are run plus associated events 

Exclusive discounts on our villas in Portugal 

Exclusive discounts on our Ski chalets in Bulgaria 

Career Pathways, professional development is just the start. To ensure your stay on top of your game we provide training with practical and theory elements too 

Discounts across thousands of retailers (GLL Extras) 

25% off Red Letter Days 

25% off Buy a Gift 

20% off GLL spa experience treatments and associated products 

Ride to work scheme 

Free eye tests and discounted glasses 


About GLL: 


As the UK’s largest leisure operator and charitable social enterprise, we offer a range of careers for everyone in our local communities. We manage over 400 facilities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including public sport and leisure centres, elite sporting venues, libraries and children’s centres. 

Our people are from the communities we serve and help us make real changes in their local area. 

One of our core values is ‘More than a Job’, because working with us opens up a wide range of possibilities and opportunities for you, starting with how you work with us. To make sure we’re having a positive impact on our people, we also offer some flexible and part-time working options so you can make sure your new job works for you. Subject to vacancies, whether you are after a contractual commitment and a regular work schedule or the freedom of flexible hours, you may be able to choose an arrangement that works best for you and play your part in improving the health and wellbeing of your community. 



For further information, contact football development officer