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An opportunity has arisen for experienced and qualified coaches to join our established coaching team, delivering workshops and practical sessions on a range of programmes to young people and adults across Kirklees.

Huddersfield, HD2 1YY
Contact Name
Maureen Quinn
Contact Email

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£16,500 to £20,000 per annum
35+ hours per week – part times roles also available and paid pro-rata
Fixed-term to August 2023 in the first instance

An opportunity has arisen for experienced and qualified coaches to join our established coaching team, delivering workshops and practical sessions on a range of programmes to young people and adults across Kirklees. Coaching sessions take place at different times and locations including schools and other community settings, on weekdays, evenings and weekends, therefore, applicants must be willing to work outdoors, and have a flexible approach to work and working hours, as well as the ability to travel to different locations. As a Community Coach you must be well-organised with the ability to plan and deliver engaging and fun sessions that are relevant to the participants and the overarching aims of our projects. You must be passionate about sport and working with people of different ages and from different backgrounds.

Candidates must have demonstrable experience in sports coaching and of working with people of differing ability. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also essential to be successful in this role.

Applicants must be educated to a minimum of GCSE level or equivalent including Maths and English at grades A*-C (or 9-4) and hold a FA Level 2 qualification in Football or higher, along with valid First Aid and safeguarding qualifications and/or training. Candidates must have a positive and professional attitude and have the ability to motivate and inspire others to achieve their goals.

We receive a high volume of applications for our vacancies and as such we encourage you to ensure that your application details how you feel you match our requirements. Please read the 'How to Apply' document for further detail of the application process. The volume of applications received prevents us from being able to acknowledge every application received or to provide feedback at short-listing stage.


The Huddersfield Town Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

As this role is likely to involve the supervision of and work with children and young people or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will require an Enhanced Criminal Records Check (CRC) through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Applicants must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions in accordance with the associated legislation. The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered 'protected'. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

Equality & Inclusion

Huddersfield Town AFC and the Huddersfield Town Foundation are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where everyone can be themselves and in which everyone feels valued and included, and supported to achieve their full potential. We offer a range of family-friendly and inclusive employment arrangements and we have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination.

We are committed to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.

We are a Disability Confident Leader and welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

We are also seeking to diversify our workforce, in particular by gender and ethnicity. We welcome applications from all individuals who believe they meet the criteria for the role as set out in the person specification.

Further information about the Company, and what it is like to work with us can be accessed from the Careers section of our website:

To apply, please send a CV outlining your coaching qualifications and experience by email to

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates contacted with 72hrs of supplying their CV. Short-listed candidates will be invited to participate in a practical assessment, which will take place on an agreed date with each candidate.

For an informal discussion about this position please contact Maureen Quinn, Head of Children in Care, Health and NCS.

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