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    Head of Grass Roots & Coaching Development - Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

    An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a talented, experienced and ambitious individual to join a team of highly committed community/sport/education practitioners in one of the country’s leading charities which provides a raft of innovative community opportunities across north London.

    Payment: Competitive salary, with 23 days leave per annum 

    Responsible To: The successful candidate will report to the CEO of THF and Head of Global Coaching 

    Key Responsibilities: 

    • The ongoing support and development of all full and part time coaches, covering all areas of domestic Football Development and Grass Roots coaching programmes
    • Implement a structured and long term development plan for growth and expansion within Football Development and Grass Roots coaching programmes
    • Will support the new areas of commercial business and developing new opportunities and partnerships nationwide
    • Produce a long term strategy to meet the future demands of the organisation that ensures the highest quality of delivery and a modern approach to professional football coaching. Working with colleagues across business and football departments to develop and deliver the strategy to provide growth and expansion
    • Direct, manage and deliver on all aspects of coaching and workforce development
    • Implement performance management strategies that will ensure the business meets its quality and commercial targets as well as providing long tern sustainability and outstanding future prospects for its staff

    Candidate Specification:

    This outstanding candidate will demonstrate a proven track record in grassroots football development ideally within a professional football club setting including working at the grass roots, community and elite levels of the game.

    • You will have a minimum of 5 years experience in a similar senior management position and over 10 years within football or sporting industry
    • Exceptional knowledge of coaching will be a given, as will the ability to deliver on commercial and business revenues to ensure the operation provides growth and meets agreed key performance indicators
    • As a key member of the Senior Management team you will be a strong leader, provide a clear vision and direction to your workforce and contribute effectively to the overall direction of the business. A willingness to make big decisions, work in a fast and pressurised environment will come with this exciting role
    • Whilst having the ability to continually review the operation strategically, you will be a person who will lead by example and be willing to work at all levels of the delivery programme. This will include leading sessions of the coaching programmes in all environments to inspire and educate our staff and participants. Devising strategies for skilled, professional and experienced staff will form part of this role
    • You will have excellent organisational skills, be able to meet deadlines and take ownership of problems. Demonstrating a passion, enthusiasm and ability to engage and inspire people both internally and externally will form an essential strand of the role
    • You will present a credible image, inspire confidence and be able to sell ideas to others but also understand professional expectations and commercial context that will comes with working in a Premier League Football Club
    • Full UK driving license and access to transport will be essential
    • You will be qualified to at least UEFA B and be able to demonstrate a record of managing and developing a large coaching workforce. Senior Management experience will be essential and any teaching, mentoring and coach education experience or qualifications would be advantageous
    • Evidence will be required of working in a sport development environment with key stakeholders such as The FA, The Premier League, Football League, PFA , Sport England or College and Schools associations

    Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is committed to equality and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children (under 18 years of age). The Foundation expects all staff to share this commitment, including applicants for this position.

    This position involves working with children and Regulated Activity. It is subject to DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level with children’s barred list check.

    Please email your CV along with a covering letter, marked for the attention of Jamie Bunch to:

    Closing date for applications: Friday 17th October 2014

    Interviews to be held: Week commencing 27th October

    Position Commences: As soon as possible 

    Academy Driver

    The Academy is looking for two Minibus Drivers to form part of the Academy Transport team at our Enfield Training Centre.

    The primary function will be to transport the Academy Scholars (16-21 year-olds) from their Host Family accommodation in the Enfield/Cheshunt areas to our Enfield Training Centre. From time-to-time there will also be airport transfers and Day Release pick-ups from local schools or train stations.


    For Academy Scholars, first pick up is approximately 6.30am in Enfield, Northaw or Great Amwell, collecting a number of boys on a 9-seater minibus, before arriving at the Training Centre between 8.00-8.30am. Morning runs are from Monday to Saturday (the timing of the Saturday run will depend on whether the fixture is home or away).

    The evening run leaves the Training Centre at 6.00pm on a Monday, 5.00pm Tuesday to Thursday, and 3.00pm on a Friday. On Saturday there are four full-time boys who require transport back to their Host Family (the timing will depend on whether the fixture is home or away).

    Drivers are employed on a casual basis, and are paid on an hourly rate (approximately 16-24 hours per week with occasional extra hours).

    Day Release transport would typically be between 1.00-2.00pm, Monday to Thursday, and this would be shared between the Transport Team, as would airport transfers.


    Mini Bus Rate HOURLY RATE
    Standard £10.50 per hour
    Unsociable (0:00 – 06:00) £17.50 per hour
    Please click here for a full Job Description.

    If you have a full, clean driving licence, are skilled at working with young people, and are looking for a part-time job and these hours are suitable to you, please download the application pack by clicking here. Once complete, please email it to or post to Luke Godfrey, Tottenham Hotspur Academy, Hotspur Way, Enfield, EN2 9AP.

    This role will have regular contact with children and it is therefore required by law to have a DBS Enhanced Criminal Record Check with children’s barred list check.  

    Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

    The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation often receives enquiries about employment opportunities and we are not actively recruiting a large amount of staff at present, but we still welcome applications of interest.  

    The Foundation is keen to receive CVs from individuals with the following backgrounds:
    • Level 2 coaches in different sports other than football
    • Sports coaches with a background in working on female-only projects
    • Teaching Assistants
    • Qualified Teachers
    • Qualified Health and Fitness Instructors
    • Individuals with a background in Equalities and Inclusion
    • Individuals with a background in Community Development
    • Qualified Youth Workers
    • Qualified Mentors
    If you are interested, please send your CV to
    Applications of interest from candidates that match our requirements will be kept on file for up to six months from receipt. Our recruitment staff will contact applicants as and when the Foundation requires a specific skill set.
    Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is an organisation committed to equality and safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Positions that involved working with these groups are subject to safer recruitment protocols, including CRB Disclosure at enhanced level.
    For information on the Foundation’s activities and projects, including volunteering, visit the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation website.