Football Coach – Job Description and Apply

About Kings Camps

Kings Camps are a market leading not-for-profit organisation that offer children’s sports and activity day camps in the Easter, summer and half term school holidays

Our coaches – we call them Red Tops – deliver high quality sports sessions, getting children and young people active, having fun and learning together.

To become a Red Top, you’ll need to possess energy, passion, and a commitment to child development that we call The Kings Factor®.

Job Description – Football Coach

Reporting to the Site Manager, the Football Coach is responsible for planning and delivering our Football Kings programme which takes place each morning of camp. The programme combines a range of football skills and fun games for 5-10 year olds in an intense week of Kings Camps.

Football Coaches are responsible for coaching and looking after a group of up to 20 children (ratios vary dependent on child ages), delivering high energy, fun and inclusive sessions that ensure every child is engaged and makes progress, regardless of their ability.

Activities can include anything from defending, possession, passing, control, set pieces, and shooting, resulting in an end of week match (The Football Kings Cup!) to demonstrate skills learned. Each session is typically (depending on age) between 30 and 60 minutes long.

Child safety is our number one priority, so coaches need to ensure that the welfare of children is paramount at all times, supervising children during their breaks, participating in sessions, overseeing the safe use of equipment, and promptly recording any incidents.

Popular programme weeks may require Assistant Football Coaches, so you’ll need to be able to work proactively and collaboratively as a team. You’ll also need to maintain professional relationships with children, parents and carers, communicating positively and providing feedback on a child’s progress throughout camp.

Our Red Tops are not expected to stand on the side lines but to actively participate in delivery, showcasing skills, demonstrating good practice and most importantly…have fun!

What Makes a Red Top (Person Specification)

We’re looking for high energy individuals who can demonstrate the following skills and experience:

Locations, Working Hours & Pay

Suitability Selection Process

The Kings Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Safer recruitment is central to the way we work and all staff and volunteers are expected to share our commitment to safeguarding, always creating an environment where young people feel safe and can thrive.

Child welfare is our number one priority, therefore our staff selection process includes:

Training and Re-hire

Ongoing training and performance evaluations will feature in the role, with structured support from your Site Manager and performance targets communicated.

High performing coaches will be entered onto our staff development programme, with the aim of securing a future promotion (we actively seek to promote from within!) and a priority contract for the following season!