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Job listing closed on 8 Jul 2024
21 Jun 2024

Community Coach - Inspires

🇬🇧 Manchester, UK
Full Time
2+ years exp.


Established in 1986, City in the Community is the registered charity of Manchester City and exists to empower healthier lives through football. Our programmes place physical and mental wellbeing at their core, whilst also creating healthy futures and healthy communities.

The purpose of this role is to deliver the City Inspires programme that focuses on increasing confidence, resilience, and behaviour in a range of young people and abilities through the curriculum delivery within a classroom and on a pitch. The programme provides a football-focused approach to delivering education to a range of abilities and aims to engage participants who aren’t fully accessing the mainstream school curriculum and who benefit from tailored support and intervention through a range of qualifications to meet the needs of participants and schools.


  1. Delivering the City Inspires programme to a range of schools, colleges and sixth forms across Greater Manchester. A focus will be placed on increasing confidence, developing behaviour and increasing awareness of future pathways in order to inspire, motivate and guide participants through the Inspires curriculum delivered in both the classroom and practical sport sessions.
  2. Working in partnership with the Education Officer - Secondary to support planning and delivery of high-quality, engaging sessions for in the classroom and on the pitch, making the most of opportunities to develop participant’s skills, aspirations and experiences
  3. Being accountable for progress and reporting on set KPIs and outcomes associated with each project to develop, maintain and grow a strong working relationship with partner schools.
  4. Developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with all learners, closely monitor attendance, punctuality and behaviour of learners in various programmes to promote high standards and outcomes
  5. Developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with teaching staff and education partners. Working closely to develop an innovative and exciting curriculum that engages participants.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • In-depth understanding of community engagement programmes
  • Experience of planning and delivering high quality coaching/education sessions which are challenging and inclusive to the needs of the group.
  • Solid experience of working in and liaising with schools, colleges and educational stakeholders
  • Experience and knowledge of working within a brand environment and understanding the responsibilities that are associated with representing a Premier League Football Club
  • Minimum Level 1 Coaching Certificate in any sport
  • Competent across Microsoft office
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Creative and passionate about continuous improvement
  • Resilient and adaptable to change
  • Excellent and inclusive team-working abilities
  • Ability to simultaneously co-ordinate a variety of different projects
  • Full clean driving licence


  • Educated to degree level in a relevant field (Education, Sports, Coaching)
  • Coaching qualifications in other relevant sports
  • Understanding of City in the Community Foundation and its projects
  • Mentoring qualification or proven experience of mentoring students
  • Experience of building relationships with external organisations and maintaining internal partnerships.
  • Excellent communication and motivation skills
  • Youth work experience
  • Experience of strong behaviour management.

City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview.

Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Due to our safeguarding promise, all UK based CFG roles will be subject to a DBS check upon commencing employment with us. This will be either a basic, standard or enhanced check depending on the job role and responsibilities.