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Football Projects Officer - Cobham, Surrey

Chelsea FC
Cobham, Surrey
Closing date
22 May 2024

Football Projects Officer - Cobham, Surrey

DEPARTMENT: Foundation, Football Development, Football Projects

JOB FUNCTION: To support and lead on the various football projects activities to further develop and grow the business and to deliver high quality sports provision

DIRECT REPORTS: Co-ordinators, contracted coaches and sessional coaches

LOCATION:  Cobham Training Facility, Stoke Road, Cobham. Surrey. KT11 3PT

CONTRACT: 35 hours per week, Full-Time Fixed Term contract

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!


  • To support and oversee the effective planning and execution of the various football projects running at specific times of the year across the areas. These to include, but not limited to CMT Learning/Nike soccer camps, SuperCamps, post 16 Football Programmes and all of the activity delivered at Cobham.
  • To lead and deliver safe, inclusive and high-quality coaching across the key Football Projects activities. These to include, but not limited to CMT Learning/Nike soccer camps, SuperCamps, post 16 Football Programmes and all of the activity delivered at Cobham.
  • To lead on the programme/activity schedule and sharing monthly timesheets with the Area Lead for approval.
  • To support on the development of the football opportunities across all working areas and where possible to further enhance the existing programmes.
  • Where required, to lead on all aspects of support for the sessional staff and contracted coaches, this includes induction and onboarding, relevant training and CPD, mentoring opportunities, scheduling, appropriate resources and quality assuring.
  • Where line management of contracted staff is in place having regular 1:1’s to review performance and KPI’s and objectives, involvement in team meetings and investing in their development/training opportunities/CPD.
  • To innovate and seek new business and networking opportunities to then implement across the area to enhance the delivery programme.
  • To carry out duties relevant to legislation and Foundation policies and procedures.
  • To undertake any Foundation activities that maybe required in addition to the 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


  • To achieve all of the core budget targets that have been set.
  • To increase participation and where required and possible develop and grow the Football Projects as per KPI’s set.
  • To be a positive role model, creating a safe, positive and fun environment in which to motivate and encourage young people to succeed and develop.
  • To develop robust relationships internally with the Club Depts and externally with schools and colleges, grassroots clubs, organisations and authorities that we work with.
  • To support, mentor and guide contracted coaches, co-ordinators and sessional workers in best practice and professionalism

PROUD TO BE CHELSEA (Person Specification):


  • A minimum of the new FA Introduction to Football Coaching qualification. (FA Level 1 is the equivalent qualification).
  • A project management or business qualification
  • In date FA Safeguarding Children course & the FA Introduction to First Aid in Football certificate.
  • Clean driving licence.
  • Enhanced DBS check.


  • Worked for a minimum of 3 years in football setting.
  • Led and delivered on a £100k project/programme.
  • Managed staff in a sporting environment.

Skills and Behaviours:

  • Excellent communication and organisation skills.
  • Good ability to organise and motivate team members.
  • Confident and outgoing personality.
  • Able to support and improve staff members.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Reliable and trustworthy

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.

This Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive; the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.


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