ACCT is Recruiting: Football Coach Job Opportunity

ACCT is looking for a new Football Coach to join our fantastic team at ACCT Academy Football Club.

Job summary:

We are looking to recruit an energetic, friendly and fun individual who is passionate about providing quality support and football coaching for young people. The role would be suitable for someone with prior experience working in football and sport.

As a Football Coach you will be committed to improving the lives of Autistic children and young people in the Sheffield area. We need you to be open minded, empathic, understanding and patient, have a positive attitude, and be willing to learn.

Principal Duties

  • Assist in the planning and delivery of football sessions that are fun, teach teamwork, social and football skills, focusing on confidence and self-esteem
  • Engage participants to take full advantage of these sessions, provide support around the additional needs they have as a result of their Autism
  • Assist in developing and promoting an autism friendly environment with particular attention to routine, communication strategies and the physical environment
  • Work closely with and the Head Football Coach and other coaches as part of a team
  • To work closely with parents and carers
  • To ensure the participant’s needs are being met
  • To manage the children and young people’s behaviour positively, with the support of other staff and volunteers
  • Adhere to health and safety legislation and ACCT’s policies and procedures
  • To take responsibility for safeguarding the children and young people during activities
  • To take responsibility for managing volunteers during the session
  • Assist with other aspects of ACCT’s activities where appropriate
  • To undertake training where appropriate
  • To ensure all children receive a high standard of care at all times

Location: Sheffield, S2

Remuneration: £10.00 – £12.00 p/h (depending on experience)

Hours: 1.75 hours on Friday evenings (alternate), 17:45 – 19:15pm plus 15 minutes  for planning

Closing Date: Friday 11th March2022 at 5pm

Interviews: Wednesday 16th March 2022

Training and Induction: Thursday 24th March 2022

How to apply: Fill in an application form, paying attention to the requirements of the job as detailed in the role description and person specification. All documents are available to download here –