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Football Coach

Harris Academy WimbledonMerton

We are looking to recruit an experienced, talented, energetic and inspiring football coach to lead and develop our year 7, 8, 9 and 10 football teams. 

About Us

Harris Academy Wimbledon is a new, co-educational school for the High Path area. Our new building, opened in November 2020, is an addition to the regeneration of the High Path area.

Harris Academy Wimbledon promotes high levels of academic achievement across the curriculum, encourages participation in extra-curricular opportunities and empowers students to make decisions wisely. The curriculum is rich, diverse and personalised to ensure every student achieves his or her true potential. Academic success will goes hand-in-hand with a rich variety of enrichment and extra-curricular activities; these activities help foster a spirit of aspiration, resilience and joy in learning. Professional learning is at the heart of academy supporting all staff in their development. The academy has a growth mindset approach where industry and commitment are seen as cultural virtues. Development of resilience, self-esteem, managing risks/consequences and the ability to work effectively together all form a key part of the pastoral provision.

Main Areas of Responsibility

As part of this role you will need to coach challenging football sessions (two afterschool clubs, Monday and Thursday, 15:00-17:00) and attend school sporting fixtures.

You will be responsible for arranging your own team fixtures and paid extra for any fixtures that take place outside of the set coaching hours.

Successful candidates will complete the Midas minibus qualification as part of staff training.

Qualifications & Experience

  • A minimum of a Level 2 football qualification
  • Valid UK driving license holder for a minimum of 3 years
  • Prior experience successfully coaching mixed ability children aged 11+
  • A passion for teaching young people
  • You should be excited by the prospect of working towards fixtures and hosting football tournaments
  • Responsible, reliable and punctual, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Next Steps

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities

The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

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