Job Summary

We are looking for highly motivated coaches to deliver on our female section of the Schools Programme, predominantly coaching on our girl’s afterschool clubs. You will join a team of dedicated coaches, making a real impact on the lives of children in South London.

What we offer

  • Flexible hours (minimum 1 hour per week, with potential to rise to up to 25 hours);

  • Living wage salary (£12 - £18.00 per hour depending on qualification);

  • Training and development opportunities, including potential to work across other programmes including our Girls Player Development Centre;

  • Become part of a friendly and dedicated team;

  • An opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in South London.

Job Description

As Girls Schools Coach you will:

  • Plan and deliver creative, active and engaging extra-curricular clubs to girls in a Primary School setting;

  • Form positive relationships with all key partners involved in the programme including schools, teachers and parents;

  • Support the administration elements of the programme including data collection, session compliance, and creation of case studies/good news stories;

  • Work as a team with fellow coaches, PE Coordinators and other Foundation staff to ensure smooth delivery and growth of our programmes;

  • Support at a variety of events throughout the year including school tournaments and festivals, and holiday courses out of school term.

Person Specification

As successful candidate you will:

  • Have experience coaching in a Primary School environment, with a proven track record of achievement;

  • Possess a sport specific coaching qualification, ideally Football Coaching at Level 2;

  • Have sound sports development and/or school education knowledge;

  • Be able to emphasise with and give support to participants who may not feel comfortable in learning or sports related environments;

  • Be reliable, organised, flexible and willing to learn;

  • Be available to work at clubs after school hours, and ideally some holiday work.

Closing Date: Please apply by 30/01/2023 (earlier applications welcomed)


Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children, young people and adults at risk. The club fully accepts its responsibility for children, young people and adults at risk. Our aim is to ensure that safeguarding runs through every element of the work we do to ensure the welfare and well-being of all those who engage in our activities.

All children, young people and adults at risk have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. We believe that all adults working within the club, in any capacity, have a duty and responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.

We strive to do this by applying policy, procedures and best practice, engaging with the Premier League, FA and local authority partners to promote the safety and welfare of all those who engage in activities with the club. Our practice reflects statutory requirements and responsibilities. This allows our participants to enjoy any club activity in a safe, and inclusive environment.

The club expects all staff, players, volunteers, contractors and guests to share this commitment.


Crystal Palace Football Club endorses the principle of equality and will strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in the club whether as players, match-day fans, staff, board members, participants in foundation programmes and other people engaged with the club’s activities (for example, suppliers, corporate partners):

Has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, without regard to their age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation; and

Can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular that they are able to enjoy their engagement at the club without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment, bullying and abuse.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.