Tottenham Hotspur Foundation



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5 May 2023

Job Description

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation (the Foundation) is a registered charity and the community arm of Premier League football club, Tottenham Hotspur. The Club, through the Foundation, seeks to use the power and unique appeal of football to provide opportunities that change lives throughout its local community.

The Foundation is based at the Grade II-listed 18th century Percy House on Tottenham High Road – painstakingly restored by the Club as part of the wider sport-led regeneration of the area. We are driven by a passion for creating positive change in people’s lives within an area of significant socio-economic deprivation, yet where a vibrancy and richness of talent and ambition exists. The Foundation harnesses and builds on this through a range of projects and initiatives to pursue, achieve and sustain desired impacts and outcomes, utilising partnerships within the private, not-for-profit and public sectors.
The Foundation is seeking an individual to deliver quality football coaching sessions to participants of all ages, gender and abilities. The successful candidate will be flexible, an excellent communicator, ambitious and enthusiastic, with the ability to prepare and execute sessions at a high level, understanding fine technical detail to present to players throughout the session. The successful candidate will have transferable skills and experience to be able to adapt to and meet specific project needs in line with the Club’s coaching philosophy.

The successful candidate will be committed to upholding Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s policies and procedures, specifically around Safeguarding, Equal Opportunities policy Health and Safety – reflecting the Club’s commitment to promoting the welfare of participants and inclusivity for all.

Support delivery across Football, Sport and Health & Wellbeing projects on behalf of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. Projects could include, but are not limited to, ‘KICKS’, ‘Primary Stars’ and ‘Making Sport a Daily Habit’. This role provides the flexibility to apply individual skills to a variety of community projects. The position will involve working irregular hours (e.g. evenings, weekends and bank holidays) so a flexible candidate is sought.

• Lead and support the delivery of high-quality coaching sessions (practical & theory based) for participants of all ages, gender and abilities
• Design, plan and organise logistics for all coaching sessions and tournament events
• Communicate effectively with all stakeholders, collaborating with partners, schools, and youth clubs, maintaining positive relationships with participants, parents and colleagues.
• Inspire, engage and encourage participation by ensuring that sessions are enjoyable, of a high quality and relevant to the needs and abilities of participants.
• Provide a safe learning environment where all participants can realise and achieve their full potential
• Represent Tottenham Hotspur in a positive and professional manner at all times in line with the Club/Foundation’s expectations
• Support other Foundation project/programme delivery areas in response to the flexible needs of our community
• Complete all required training and CPD as required by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation
• Perform all responsibilities in line with legislative guidance and Club/Foundation policies on safeguarding, safer-working and ED&I practices.
• Complete all relevant administrative tasks as required, in line with Foundation procedures and processes (e.g., completion of timesheets, registers, risk assessments etc.
• Manage time allocation in line with Foundation expectations (70% delivery and 30% administration)


• Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas
• Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
• Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility

• Minimum FA Level 2 qualified
• Experience in planning and delivering football-based activities, appropriate to a variety of age groups and abilities
• Experience of working with children aged between 6-11
• Experience of working with young people aged between 12-18
• Experience of coaching in a community or grassroots football environments and settings
• Hold a current Emergency First Aid Certificate
• Hold a current Safeguarding Children certificate
• Experience of planning and delivering tournaments
• Self-motivation and the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team,

• FA Qualifications – UEFA B, FA Youth Modules, Goalkeeping, Futsal
• Experience of working with children within a school setting
• Experience of working with in a Club/Club Community Organisation (CCO) environment
• Experience of working with adults in a football setting.
• Alternative NGB qualification in another sport

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our participants and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates are subject to enhanced background DBS checks, satisfactory references and a UK Right to Work as part of safer recruitment procedures.

Safeguarding is fundamental to everything we do and the post holder will be expected to adhere to Foundation procedures and codes of conduct, including Tottenham Hotspur’s Safeguarding, Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety at Work policies – reflecting the Foundation/Club’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people in the community. The post holder will be responsible for promoting the ethics of safeguarding and the welfare of children.

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, ethnic and natural origins, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

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