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International Foundation Seasonal Lead Coach - Stamford Bridge, London

Chelsea FC
Stamford Bridge, London
Closing date
14 Feb 2024

International Foundation Seasonal Lead Coach - Stamford Bridge, London

DEPARTMENT: Foundation International Football Department

JOB FUNCTION: To Lead Coach the delivery of Chelsea Foundation International Programmes Glo

LOCATION: Place of work will be across multiple global locations with a focus on European Resort Camps


35hrs per week, normally 6 of 7 days per week.  The successful applicant will be  expected to work unsociable hours in-order to meet the needs of the business and this will include weekends, evening work and bank holidays as the business and role requires.Length of Contract will run from 1st June– 31ST August

About Us:

As a member of the Chelsea team you will become part of a long and proud history in the heart of iconic west London, which dates back to the club’s founding in 1905. Since that time the club has won every major domestic and international trophy, being crowned English, European and world champions in the process.

Chelsea are a club which proudly strives to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch, as shown by the further success of our Women’s and Academy sides, as well as the excellent work in the community undertaken by the Chelsea Foundation, while engaging with our many supporters from a wide range of backgrounds at home in the UK and around the world.

If you’re motivated and want to help us win more trophies, you’ve got a place here at Chelsea!


  • The international foundation resort lead coach will support a range of football coaching programmes, in a number of international locations over a set period as set by their line management. 
  • Programme development will include a range of coaching duties including holiday camps at a number of CFC Partnered resorts based predominantly in Europe.
  • In additions to core football development there may be a requirement to support a range of special events including bespoke activities, tournaments and festivals in this period.
  • Supporting promotion for activities will be an added responsibility in selected locations.  
  • Developing positive but professional relationships with parents, players, coaches and local staff is imperative.
  • All members of staff will be trained to work to set standards implementing appropriate policies and procedures to uphold best practice and to safeguard the participant and staff involved in the programme.
  • Additional role duties will include responsibilities such as administration, online research and session planning, as well as relationship management of specific projects. 
  • As a representative of Chelsea FC Foundation internationally, there will be added responsibility around staff conduct on and off the fields, all staff will be monitored and supported by relevant programme manager and the staff operations manager.
  • On going CPD and attendance to training will be a requirement of this role.


To demonstrate and live by the club’s values; Here to Win, Be Brave, Do the Right Thing, Play Your Part, Many Teams, One Club and Proud to Be Chelsea

  • To adhere to the Foundation’s policies and procedures, including Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and GDPR.
  • To act as an ambassador for diversity, equality, and inclusion, and demonstrate a positive commitment by treating others fairly in line with our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy and reporting any acts of discrimination through appropriate channels
  • To create a safe environment and act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are either in your care or attending club premises, and report any concerns to the Safeguarding Lead
  • To report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the HR Department


  • All staff performance will be monitored throughout a trip and programme delivery by the designated lead and a formal review after each trip.




  • FA Level 2 License coaching certificate  (or equivalent)
  • Fluent in English – written and verbal communication
  • Valid Emergency Aid and Child Protection certificate


  • A Teaching, Sports Science / Studies, or related degree
  • An ability to communicate in other languages Russian and Greek would be advantageous to this role.


  • Minimum of 1000 hours of Football Coaching delivery experience.   
  • At least 500 hrs coaching experience within a professional football club environment
  • Significant Key Stakeholder Management experience is essential
  • Experience of managing and leading an event or a group of staff is desirable.
  • Experience of producing and creating syllab
  • Coaching experience in a community development programme, with boys and girls of all abilities from 4 to 18 years.
  • Experience of working with international players and coaches (both English and non-English speaking) from different cultural backgrounds is advantageous. 
  • Experience of working in a football / sports development environment is with club level players is essential to this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: 

At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.

If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you.

Chelsea FC and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.


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