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Job listing closed on 30 Nov 2023
16 Nov 2023

Primary School Sport Coach - Everton in the Community

🇬🇧 Liverpool, UK
1+ year exp.

Who are we: Since 1988, Everton in the Community has become a dynamic force for good, harnessing the unifying power of football to drive social change and addressing societal challenges across Liverpool City Region. Supported by a team of over 130 full-time staff and over 200 volunteers, the independently governed and independently financed charity offers an extensive array of more than 60 programmes and initiatives that tackle a diverse range of social issues. These programmes cover areas such as health, employability, anti-social behaviour, crime, exploitation, education, dementia, and disability.

Everton in the Community stands firmly beside the most at-risk and most in need members of its local communities, but the needs of the city are ever-growing and ever-evolving.

Everton in the Community’s five-year strategy, the Trinity Project aims to bring transformational change to Liverpool 4 and beyond and will work to nurture confidence in others by creating opportunities that can profoundly change lives through three powerful pillars in Learns, Minds and Thrives.

About the opportunity: Everton in the Community is seeking to appoint a Primary School Sport Coach to deliver and monitor high quality coaching programmes to schools throughout Merseyside, to increase participation among participants of all abilities.

As a Primary School Sports Coach you will deliver high quality PE and PPA sports sessions to primary school children.

This role sits under our Everton in the Community’s Learns pillar, which aims to remove barriers and create more pathways to education for people of all ages, ensuring that each and every individual has the chance to learn and grow.

Learns will support children at every step of their educational journey, empowering young people to choose their own career paths and equip adults with the necessary skills to thrive in future workplaces, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to learn and grow.

In parts of Liverpool, many children are well below the city average in achieving their Early Learning Goals; young people across Liverpool City Region are being left behind and spend their lives struggling to catch-up. Areas of Merseyside are more than 10% below the national average at GCSE level, and among adults, almost a third of the working-age population in parts of North Liverpool have no formal qualifications, impacting those seeking work and fulfilment.

Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and delivering a Premier League schools coaching programme
  • Developing and delivering numeracy and literacy resources to be used in Premier League Primary Stars programme in line with PL targets
  • Delivering PSHE to children during lesson time, with assemblies and collapsed curriculum days to reinforce messages delivered. Linking with external agencies where possible.
  • Providing regular project reports and monitoring information to the Senior Management Team and the Premier League.  


  • To understand the Club’s Safeguarding policy, procedures, and best practice guidelines.   
  • To use this understanding to ensure safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to an Anti-bullying environment.  

Who we are looking for: We are looking for an individual who is able to engage students through coaching sessions, with ability to develop numeracy and literacy resources to be used in Premier League Primary Stars programmes. Essentially, you must have experience of working with young people ideally in a School, sport or community setting.

This is an exciting role for someone who is passionate about supporting young people within education. 

Essential qualifications include:

  • NGB level 2 in at least one sport
  • Valid Emergency First Aid Award  
  • Valid ‘Safeguarding Children workshop certificate
  • Qualifications in other sports

The closing date of this advert is Wednesday 29th November 2023.

This position will be offered on a 12-month Fixed Term Contract, with the role being based across our Everton in the Community campus.

Everton Family Safer Recruitment Practices  

The Everton Family is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

As a requirement of our safer recruitment practices, this role will require an Enhanced DBS check or evidence that you are subscribed to the DBS Update Service information of which can be found here   

This role is subject to both evidence and verification of relevant qualifications including proof of eligibility to work in the UK which will be discussed with you if your application is successful.   

Equity & Inclusion

Everton is committed to ensuring everyone is respected, celebrated, and empowered for who they are, regardless of their identity. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, those who identify as female and those from racially diverse communities. We are dedicated to supporting the physical and mental/emotional wellbeing of all our people. Should you have a disability or long-term health condition and require reasonable adjustments to be made to the application/interview/onboarding process, please let us know by contacting the Talent Acquisition Team via email - [email protected]

To support our pledge to diversify our organisation and through our commitment to the FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code, Everton will offer a guaranteed interview to those who highlight they are female, from a Black, Asian or Mixed Heritage community or have a disability/long-term health condition should they meet a pre-determined level of the advertised job criteria. This scheme does not guarantee any applicant employment.