Job Opportunity: Youth Team Manager

Job Title: Youth Team Manager/Head Coach

The North Kelvin Sports Development Group are a registered charity based in north-west Glasgow with the stated aims of inclusiveness, opportunity and access for all. As a grass-roots organisation we offer our entire community sports participation, education and coaching and volunteering opportunities allowing the whole community to benefit from the opportunities provided by the organisation.

The group also run North Kelvin Utd, a well-established Scottish FA Quality Mark Community which provides weekly football coaching and games for teams at Fun 4s, 7 a-side and 11 a-side including a Girls and Adult team. 

The club's motto is 'Oportunitas', coming from the Latin meaning: fitness, advantage and opportunity.

Purpose of the Post

The post will require the successful candidate to manage, recruit players for, and coach, one of our established Youth teams who currently play matches in SYFA accredited leagues. Training sessions currently take place in the North West of the city but this situation is flexible. Home matches are played at Netherton Playing Fields in the West End of Glasgow.

This is a new project position as the club looks to re-energise the Youth team section as a dynamic and successful area of football development for our youth team players. The stated aim of the club is to have an adult first team which competes at the highest level possible in the football pyramid.

An agreed budget is available for equipment and coaching facilities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit a young and ambitious playing squad and enthusiastic and committed coaching team.

  • To plan, prepare, deliver and evaluate the coaching programme to develop all youth team players.

  • Provide support and advice to the assistant coaches and helpers within the coaching team.

  • Brief all helpers, assistant coaches and players on the aims of the session and the purpose of each activity.

  • Ensure that you are well briefed about any special needs of the players involved i.e. medical condition/disabilities.

  • Attend any meetings with fellow coaches where appropriate.

  • Make players aware of their progress.

  • Identify and recruit, in line with club procedures, additional volunteers to assist in the running of the club activities.

  • Abide by and promote sound ethics and club policy, child protection, fair play and equal opportunities to all members.

  • Develop your own skills by attending SFA coach education courses, sports coach UK courses and any in-service training that is organised by the club.

  • Take responsibility for ensuring that the equipment is correct and is kept in good working order.

  • Be aware of and promote the clubs codes of conduct for assistant coaches and players at all times.

  • Be aware of and follow the procedures for recording accidents.

  • Be aware of the club’s Health and Safety policy and Emergency procedures and take responsibility for Health and Safety aspects during activities.

  • Ensure that there is an accessible, well-stocked first aid kit at the venue and a telephone nearby.

  • Provide information on sports science and lifestyle guidance.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum Scottish FA Level 2 Qualification (C Licence).

  • Relevant professional qualification in sport (desirable not essential).

  • 2 Years minimum coaching experience.

  • Understanding of sports equity.

  • Enhanced PVG clearance.


Applications should take the form of a detailed CV with a covering letter explaining why the candidate is suitable for the job.

Deadline for applications will be 5pm on Friday 31st May


Email: Tel: 0141 946 0603

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