Coach sorting out bibs in front of a goal

VACANCY: Casual Community Coach

Exciting opportunity to lead weekly community football sessions across Hampshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen from within the Hampshire FA for an outgoing, dynamic and innovative football coach to lead weekly community sessions from November 2021 in the Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke and Aldershot area.

The successful candidate will possess an exceptional work ethic, as well as be reliable, punctual, confident, fun and imaginative.

An FA Level Two Certificate in Coaching Football is desired (a minimum of an FA Level One Certificate is essential), alongside an in-date DBS, FA Safeguarding Children Award and FA Emergency Aid Award.

Rate of pay depending on experience. Coach continuity is an essential part of the job, so the successful candidate will need to commit to working every week. The coaching hours on offer are currently part-time (Mon-Fri, with some day/evening work – can provide more information upon request), with the potential for more hours to be accumulated over time.

To apply, please email a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, as well as an up-to-date C.V to:

The final date for consideration of applications is Sunday 31st October 2021

Equal Opportunities

Hampshire FA are an equal opportunities employer and actively encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply for all roles. After a review, we are taking a number of steps to diversify our workforce through more inclusive recruitment practice.

Steps taken include but are not limited to;

  • reviewing the language used within adverts and role descriptions (gender decoder, consultation with IAG and associated reference groups)
  • using application forms (in place of CVs/Covering Letters) and anonymous shortlisting to mitigate unconscious bias
  • making all documents, including application form, available in a variety of formats
  • anonymously monitoring the diversity of the application pool for each role,
  • broadening our advertising and promotion network

Hampshire FA are committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. For this vacancy, successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through the FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining a post with Hampshire FA, all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Hampshire FA appointments are subject to the satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks and the receipt of references. All staff who are new to the County FA will receive a Safeguarding Induction and Briefing and will be subject to a probationary period.

If you would like to discuss any of the above with us or have suggestions that could further improve the inclusivity of our recruitment process please contact Chris Smith at