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Senior Community & Academy Coach

£22,000 to £25,000
Job Type
24 May 2024

Colchester United Community Foundation (CUCF) the official charity partner for Colchester United Football Club and the Colchester United Academy has an exciting opportunity available!

CUCF provides high quality sports and education programmes to 9,000 children, young people, and adults from across the region each week, whilst the Colchester United Academy, one of only two League 2 Clubs with Category 2 status in England provides professional development opportunities to players aged 9-21years.

Both CUCF and the Colchester United Academy are looking to appoint a professional, dedicated, and confident Senior Community & Academy Coach on a full-time basis to join our club and community teams (32 hour Community Foundation Contract and a part time sessional Academy Contract (Average 8-12hours per week)).

This position is a key appointment within the club, and you will require tenacity and the creativity to overcome obstacles. You will be a leader and have the power to inspire and motivate people on and off the pitch and school playgrounds.

Candidates must hold:

  • Minimum UFEA B coaching Award (Essential)
  • Advanced Youth Award (Desirable)
  • FA Introduction to First Aid in football
  • FA Level 2 Emergency Aid (EFAiF) (Willing to complete)
  • FA Safeguarding Children
  • Enhanced DBS check – willing to complete a CUFC Enhanced DBS Check
  • Full Clean UK Driving License

We’re seeking staff to:


  • Develop positive and effective relationships and partnerships with colleagues, players, parents/guardians on and off the pitch.


  •  Deliver a high-quality provision within Education, Health & Inclusion and Participation programmes.
  • Deliver a high-quality provision within Education, Health & Inclusion and Participation programmes.
  • Deliver a high-quality coaching and education within the club’s academy football programme.


  • Support with the development and increased engagement on community projects and programmes.
  • Support with the development and increased engagement of players towards individual and collective developmental targets within the club’s academy pathway.  


  • Collaborate with colleagues, players and parents/guardians to maximise impact in helping players and participants realise and reach their potential.


  • Evaluate development and the impact and coaching through Individual learning plans (ILP’s).
  • Evaluate the impact and success of delivery by collecting data (Where applicable), feedbacking case studies and showcasing success.

All CUCF positions adhere to:


  • Colchester United Community Foundation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all our staff and volunteers to fully support and promote this commitment.
  • In line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, Exceptions Order 1975, as this role involves working with vulnerable groups, Pre-Employment checks will include a satisfactorily completed Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic working environment by building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Health & Safety

  • Fully endorse, demonstrate, and carry out the company’s health and safety policy.
  • Comply with all company policies and statutory regulations.
  • Have a full knowledge of procedures for fire evacuation.

Please note that the job will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks.

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