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Foundation Kickstart Job Scheme

16 February 2021

The Foundation have launched an employment scheme to provide at least two full-time Community Sports Coach posts for an initial one-year period.

This is thanks to a partnership with the EFL Trust and local job centres, as part of the government’s Kickstart scheme.

Recruitment is already underway and runs until mid-March with successful candidates to be based at the Foundation offices at the stadium and out working at school and community sessions with our coaching staff.  Applicants must currently be locally unemployed residents of SW London and in receipt of Universal Credit.

Community Development Manager Fiona Sutherland said: “This is a great opportunity for local people who have perhaps struggled to find employment over the past 12 months to work full-time for the Foundation for a year. He or she will learn how to coach and work in a community setting, plus build personal and professional skills, potentially leading to a full-time post with the Foundation or another employer.”

Job Placement summary

As a Foundation Community Sports Coach, you'll help people participating in sports to work towards achieving their full potential. 

You will need to be able to:

  • Deliver Foundation school and community programmes in South West London in a high quality and structured manner.
  • Communicate instructions using clear, simple language and provide suitable feedback that keeps participants positive and motivated.
  • Confidently demonstrate tasks and activities by breaking them down into easy to manageable steps.
  • Maintain a strong relationship with our partner organisations, schools and staff.
  • Complete administrative and other office based tasks such as sessions planning, survey taking and maintaining administrative records for all sessions including participant registers.
  • Play an active role in helping to develop and promote the Foundation’s football programmes and holiday courses.
  • Support the Foundation to deliver a calendar of school tournaments, assemblies, workshops, ground tours and community activities.

As part of this role candidates will have the opportunity to gain some of the following qualifications:

  • Safeguarding certificate
  • First aid certificate
  • FA Level 1 Coaching Football Award
  • Community Sports Leaders Award Level 2

They will be mentored by a knowledgeable and experienced Community Sports Coach throughout your time with the Foundation and work closely with our Community Development Manager.

For further information please contact Community Development Manager   Fiona.sutherland@afcwimbledonfoundation.org.uk, or to apply please speak to your work coach at the Job Centre Plus.

Our Foundation has this month been continuing its important work in the community by delivering multi sports, arts, and drama activity at Phipps Bridge Youth Club in Mitcham, working with small groups of referred children in a COVID secure environment, as part of its February Half Term Scheme.   


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