Football Development Officer

Location Islington
Discipline: Leisure and Fitness
Job type: Permanent Part Time
Salary: £14,867.01
Contact name: Michael MacNeill

Job ref: 164384

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

Football Development Officer will provide a safe and consistent GLL Football Club programme for all ages and abilities of pupils, as well as to spot potential talent and create a pathway for the pupil. It is also essential for a Football Development Officer to actively encourage pupils to enrol on further courses and short courses. Football Development Officer is required to maintain a good and positive image of the Centre to customers and the public generally by providing a welcoming, helpful and professional service.

Football Development Officer will comply with the commitments outlined in the GLL Football Club mission statement as well as ensure the safety and control of the pupils within the GLL Football Club.

As a leader within the leisure industry we can also offer scope to progress your career, and job variety like nowhere else.


What you need:



* Minimum FA Level 2 certificate

* FA First Aid and Child Protection



* Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and other legislation in relation to leisure centre operations.

* Understanding of Child Protection Policy, Equal Opportunities Policy and Revenue Protection.



* Experience of coaching pupils in groups of mixed ability and age.

* Experience of coaching all spectrums of the curriculum.

* Evidence of achieving results and making a difference to customers.



* Great communicator

* The ability to effectively deliver high quality programmes to pupils of all ages and abilities with minimal supervision.

* The ability to deal with pupils and their queries and concerns with tact and sensitivity

* The ability to safely control a group of pupils within the session

* The ability to work as part of a team

* The ability to work under pressure.

* Good written and verbal communication skills.

* The ability to effectively promote the GLL Football Club Brand


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

  • A salary from £14,867 / per annum
  • A Values driven organisation
  • Learning & development to support career development
  • Good Pension schemes
  • Discounted gym membership for you and your partner.
  • Industry leading rates of pay
  • Opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we are run plus invites to associated events
  • Exclusive discounts on villas in Portugal
  • Exclusive discounts on ski chalets in Bulgaria
  • Health Assurance
  • Career Pathways, professional development is just the start. To ensure you stay at the top of your game, we provide training with practical 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 discounts on 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.


We offer one type of work arrangements:

  • A permanent employment contract - part time

If you are looking for a regular number of hours that you can work, and are flexible to meet the needs of a 7 day a week service, then part-time

permanent contract might be the right choice for you.

So whether your ambitions lie in sport and leisure, events & catering, health & beauty, corporate support or working with children, you’ll be able to find your ideal new job at GLL.

Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are Investors in People Silver Award employer.

However you choose to work with us, you can be sure that you will be a valued member of our team, working with great colleagues, and making a real difference to people’s lives.

We are an inclusive employer. We seek and welcome diversity in our teams.

All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.