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Lead Coach

Derby County Community Trust

Derby County Community Trust has a clear mission. We harness the power of Derby County Football Club to improve lives and communities through sport, physical activity, health and education. We help more than 25,000 people per year and our work is recognised and respected at regional and national levels. Since 2008 we have been encouraging participation and achievement in sport, improving health and wellbeing, providing and enhancing education and promoting equality and diversity.We care about our community; we care about our people. We now have a fantastic opportunity for a committed and passionate individual to join our Schools & Coaching team in the position of Lead Coach.


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£18,500 – £20,000 per annum





Placed on

Wed 8th February, 2023



Sport / Activity


Job Reference

Interview Date


Lead Coach JD Feb 23

Within this role you will co-ordinate, deliver and monitor high quality sessions across a range of Schools & Coaching programmes, including specific responsibility for a key project. The Schools & Coaching department provide a range of programmes including Schools’ Programmes, Holiday Courses, Community Football programmes and Talent Identification Programme, predominantly coaching children aged 4-11. You will also lead a small team of Community Coaches and/or Apprentice Community Coaches, providing development, leadership and support.

The role requires knowledge, experience and competency in delivering school sport and physical education, working within a school environment and community-based coaching. You will possess FA UEFA C (Level 2) Coaching Football and have demonstrable experience of at least two years’ in delivering high quality coaching sessions to children aged between 4 and 11 years. A skilled communicator, you will possess excellent time management and organisational skills, with the ability to apply your knowledge of age-appropriate coaching whilst maintaining committed to high standards.

In return we can offer:
• Excellent CPD, training & development opportunities
• 24/7 Employee Assistance helpline
• Cash health plan
• Death in service benefit (3x salary)
• Free access to Derby County Community Trust Health & Fitness Sessions
• 2 complimentary DCFC season tickets
• 20% discount at DCFC Megastore
• 28 days’ leave (including bank holidays), increasing by 1 day for each completed year of service up to a maximum of 33 days (including bank holidays)
• Annual Christmas shutdown (no annual leave required)

Interviews for this role will take place during week commencing 20th February 2023 and will consist of a practical assessment and face to face interview.

Closing date: 15th February 2023 – we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should sufficient suitable applications be received.