Football in the Community Officer

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Coaching
Job type: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum depending on experience
Contact email:
Job ref: 005070
Published: about 2 months ago
Expiry date: 17 Jul 2022 11:59

Department: Foundation – Football in the Community Team

Hours of work: 35 hours (flexibility to work evenings and weekends is required for this post)

Contract: 2 Years Fixed Term Contract

Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum depending on experience

Location: Villa Park

Closing Date: Sunday 17 July 2022

Interview Date: Week commencing 25 July 2022

1. The Department

The Aston Villa Foundation is the official Charity of Aston Villa Football Club and prides itself in being innovative in its approach to the club being used as a ‘Force for Good’

The Football in the Community (FitC) department within the Aston Villa Foundation offers high quality football and multi-sport provision for children of all ages and abilities. All sessions and activities are delivered within a community or school setting and aim to increase physical activity, football participation and performance.

2. The Role

The FitC Officer will be responsible for leading and delivering high quality football and multi-skills sessions across a variety of school and community settings, at the same time identifying and driving new opportunities for the Football in the Community (FiTC) department.

You will lead on the growth and development of FitC programmes in designated geographical areas and play a key role in supporting the execution of the Aston Villa Foundation strategy and FitC departmental business plan.

You will also deliver high quality school sport and extra-curricular coaching sessions, ensuring all activities are delivered to the highest standard.

For further information please see the Role Profile.

3The Person

We are seeking a minimum FA Level 2 (UEFA C) licenced football coach with experience of working in a community environment and leading football centres or holiday camps/courses. The successful candidate will have the ability to engage children of all ages and abilities with experience of working within education settings and an understanding of the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2.

Experience in mentoring and supporting others in a coaching or education capacity would also be beneficial.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.


Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early

The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.

Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code. 

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see AVFC - Safeguarding.