Primary Stars Schools Coach

  • Employer Arsenal FC
  • Town / City London
  • Job Type Part-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Closing Date 25/11/2020
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Arsenal in the Community is dedicated to improving the lives of our local community through the delivery of various programmes across sports, education, health and social inclusion.These programmes embrace a wide variety of community involvement and they are delivered and received with the same energy and commitment today as when they started 33 years ago.


The holder of this post will play a key role in the delivery and development of the Arsenal Primary Stars programme in local primary schools. The programme supports schools in their delivery of PE and other subject areas in the national curriculum.

KEY RESPONSIBILITES – including, but not limited to:

  • Lead or support the delivery of high-quality PE and extra-curricular sessions across KS1 & KS2 age phases.
  • Lead or support the delivery of literacy, numeracy and PSHE interventions to KS2 pupils
  • Act as a principal point of contact for partner schools and as a liaison between schools and the Arsenal in the Community Primary Schools Coordinator.
  • Work closely with primary school teachers in a supporting role to develop their skills and confidence to deliver high quality PE.
  • Monitor the impact of delivery in schools, including the progress of teachers, individual pupils and whole classes.
  • Oversee and mentor junior/assistant coaches that will be assisting the delivery of the program at each school.
  • Organise, plan and deliver a variety of comprehensive schemes of work that match KS1 and KS2 national curriculum guidelines
  • Work with individuals and/or groups from a range of abilities, age ranges and varying backgrounds.
  • Be responsible for the correct use and safe keeping of equipment. Ensure that the facilities are checked before use and safe for practical participation.
  • Build and support positive working relationships with new and existing partner schools.
  • Maintain high standards of professional behaviour towards colleagues, participants with whom we engage and the wider public when working for and wearing Arsenal kit.
  • Develop professional and supportive relationships with all participants engaged in the session.
  • Attend regular professional development days as set by Arsenal in the Community in order to continue own personal development.
  • Undertake administrative tasks related to the sessions including updating registers, consent forms, risk assessment, incident and accident forms, and recording any outcomes and accreditations achieved by participants using relevant monitoring and evaluation systems.



  • FA Level 2 Award in Coaching Football (or working towards)
  • Valid, up to date certifications in First Aid and Safeguarding Children.
  • Knowledge and a minimum 1-year experience delivering sport or PE sessions in a primary school setting
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the UK PE curriculum for KS1-KS2 and an understanding of the school sport landscape.
  • Experience of working with or alongside teachers in a primary school setting
  • Exceptional communication skills, including a high level of written English.
  • ICT literate, with confidence and competence using MS Word, Publisher and Powerpoint
  • Strong organisational and planning skills.
  • Strong inter-personal skills with a positive, engaging and confident demeanour. Have the ability to form strong and appropriate relationships with colleagues, clients and the public.
  • The ability to control and command large groups of children including those with challenging behaviours.
  • The ability and initiative to work independently, as well as motivating and leading others.
  • Strong commitment to high quality delivery and service.
  • Excellent team player with a flexible can-do approach


  • AfPE Level 3 in supporting the delivery of school sport
  • FA Mentoring Adults
  • FA Youth Award (or individual modules)
  • UKCC Level 2 Coaching qualification in other sports
  • Experience of supervising, mentoring or aiding the personal development of other adults.
  • Experience of monitoring and assessing the progress and development of children.
  • Experience of delivering PSHE activities to children or young people.
  • Experience of managing and implementing activity programmes for children and young people.
  • Experience of coordinating and leading the delivery of one-day children’s events (such as tournaments).

Please note successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check.

All candidates must have the right to work in the UK and any work is subject to the return of satisfactory references.

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

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