Football Coach, Swiss Cottage, London Borough of Camden

Closing date:

The UCL Academy, CamdenSwiss Cottage, London Borough of Camden

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2018, with the expectation that the successful candidate will attend 2-3 days induction before their start date.
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: UCL Academy PayScale 5, Spine point 22-25 (£24,135-£26,136), pro rata to Term Time Only
Contract term: Maternity Cover

Salary: UCL Academy PayScale 5, Spine point 22-25 (£24,135-£26,136), pro rata to Term Time Only

Contract Type: 1 Year Fixed-term in the first instance, Permanent considered for the right candidate. 

Contract Terms:     Full Time, Term time only 

Location:          London Borough of Camden

Start Date:        1 September 2018, with the expectation that the successful candidate will attend 2-3 days induction before their start date.  

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding”


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, passionate and resilient Football Coach to join our popular and oversubscribed STEM specialist Academy on a 1 year fixed-term contract in the first instance.  

Proudly rated “Good” by Ofsted in all 4 categories in June 2016, The UCL Academy is a mixed 11-19 Academy in the heart of the London Borough of Camden.  Priding ourselves on high academic aspirations, A-Level students in 2016 attained substantially above the national average for A*-B grades, and we expect GCSE outcomes to be well above the national average when the first cohort of pupils take their examinations in 2017; Our sponsor University College London provides a range of exciting academic opportunities and exposure to university life for pupils.  We offer iconic state-of-the-art facilities and the opportunity to work with the latest innovations in classroom technology.

At the UCL Academy we have a vibrant sport and physical activity offer that is central to the academy vision. We aim to provide a relevant, empowering and holistic 21st century sport and physical activity education for all our pupils. We are now looking for an inspirational and well-qualified specialist Football Coach to join our Football programme and complement the PE department. The Football Coach will work to support at all levels in our programme; assisting and leading coaching sessions alongside coaching matches and supporting PE lessons. We wish to maintain our high levels of performance and work towards further success in national competitions and require a coach who can work confidently with our students at this level. This will be a full time position enabling the coach to form positive relationships with students and staff to help support with academic as well as sporting success.

This is a role working predominantly in term time. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate particular skills and experience in coaching football, and the drive to support our teams in their development, matches and sports tours. They will have excellent coaching and planning skills, and the confidence and personality to engage pupils, parents and teachers alike.

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We Offer:

  • State-of-the-art classroom technology – including Superstudios, subject specialism suites and demonstration theatres for interactive teaching  talks by visiting academics from UCL
  • Unlimited access to opportunities for self-development
  • Intensive weekly Continuing Professional Learning – 50% of teachers are now enrolled in the coaching programme
  • An exclusive partnership with UCL where teaching staff have access to unrivalled University libraries and resources
  • Laptops & iPads for all staff members 
  • A generous health care plan, including reimbursement for optical, dental, physiotherapy and a range of other areas, 24/7 GP access, online healthcare literature, access to trained counsellors and discounted membership at over 2,000 gyms nationwide.

How to Apply:

To apply please request an application pack from Faye Harrison at, or you can contact Faye on 0207 259 8770 for further information.  Your application is a direct application to The UCL Academy, Hays is our recruitment partner and manages our permanent appointments.

Closing Date:    12pm on Monday 25th June 2018

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments will be subject to receipt of satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment checks and a probation period.

Please note that if you have not heard from the Academy within 2 weeks after the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful. Please note that the Academy reserves the right to interview candidates before the closing date. 

Contact Details

Faye Harrison c/o The UCL Academy, Adelaide Road, London, NW3 3AQ

E:        T: 020 7259 8770


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More about The UCL Academy, Camden
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Adelaide Road, Swiss Cottage, Camden, London, NW3 3AQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 449 3080
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The UCL Academy is sponsored by UCL, a world-class, multifaculty, research-led university. UCL's vision is an innovative Academy for pupils aged 11 to 18. We are a comprehensive, co-educational, non-denominational, fully inclusive and an ac...