Football Development Coach (x2)

  • Employer Burnley FC in the Community
  • Town / City Burnley
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Closing Date 11/07/2022
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Job vacancy: Football Development Coach (x2)
Remuneration + benefits: £Negotiable

Long service holidays

Free parking

Subsidised gym membership

BFC retail store discount

Death in Service

Employee Assistance Programme through Unum

Discount and support services through LifeWorks

Subsidised home matchday tickets

Contract type: Full time: 35 hours per week to include some evenings and weekends
Location: Various locations across Burnley and Pendle
Closing date: 9am on Monday 11th July 2022

Should an adequate number of applications be received prior to the closing date, Burnley FC reserve right to remove this advert.


About us

Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC) is the award-winning, official charity of Burnley Football Club.

We work hard every day to deliver our mission to inspire, support and deliver change to communities across Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, the Ribble Valley and West Yorkshire.

We believe in the immense power of our football club to transform people’s lives for the better. We believe Burnley and Pendle is a special place – a home to extraordinary people like you. Come and be part of our story!

The project

The Football Development department provides young people between the ages of 3 and 19, with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of football and sports activities. The projects focus on increasing participation, developing a love for football, sport and Burnley FC whilst also creating positive learning environments for all involved.

Role expectations

We are now looking to recruit to the role of Football Development Coach to deliver across a range of football development projects.

Reporting to the Football Development Manager, the successful candidate with be expected to:

  • Plan and deliver football sessions to cover a wide-range football development projects including Shadow Youth Team, Player Development Centres, Soccer Schools, Activity Camps, Bella & Bertie’s Footy Stars, Walking Football and other football development initiatives.
  • To liaise with the Head of Football Development and Football Development Manager and proactively promote the Football/Sports Development projects.
  • To undertake appropriate administrative duties in relation to the projects, to ensure the smooth running of the project e.g., maintain accurate attendance registers, organise sessions, fixtures, transport and collect monies, etc.
  • To manage, develop and support the coaches and volunteers involved in coaching sessions.
  • To work in partnership with BFCitC and Burnley Football Club departments on community initiatives as identified by the Head of Football Development, CEO of BFCitC and Board of Trustees.
  • To ensure that Health and Safety policies and procedures are implemented in all areas of the projects.
  • To help monitor and evaluate the projects & have an input into the future design of project delivery.
  • Identify talented individuals involved in the projects and refer those individuals to appropriate destinations.
  • To be able to work flexible hours where the role of the job requires.
  • To work towards agreed objectives.
  • Comply with all Charity policies.
  • Promote the Burnley Football Club in the Community and Burnley Football Club brand and ethos in a professional, strong and positive manner.
  • To understand and implement the Charity’s Safeguarding policy, procedures, and best practice guidelines in your role. To use this understanding to ensure safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to a safe environment.
  • Work alongside other team members to support in other areas of the organisation as and when required to promote best practice.
  • Hold a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace and a willingness to undertake all relevant equality and diversity training.
  • Always demonstrate the Charity’s values.

This job description is issued as a guideline to assist you in your duties and is not exhaustive. You may, on occasions, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description.

An ideal candidate will have;


  • FA Level 2 in Coaching Football.
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development.
  • Experience of planning and delivering regular football coaching sessions.
  • Experience of working within a high pressured, results driven environment.
  • Full clean driving license with access to own transport.


  • UEFA B/FA Level 3 Coaching Football or working towards.
  • FA Youth Modules 1 – 3.
  • Experience of managing a football team.
  • Experience of coaching players aged 3 – 19 years.

Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work evenings, weekends and match days as required.

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on the BFC in the Community website (alternative format available upon request). BFCitC no longer accept CV’s.

Burnley FC in the Community is committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS) which will be paid for by the employer.

*Please note that due to the number of applications we receive, only candidates selected for interview will be notified.


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