Football Coach - UAE

Abu Dhabi / Dubai
Full Time
8 / 07

An opportunity to join the team based in the UAE for a fixed period of 10 months. We are looking for qualified coaches to support and lead the delivery of our coaching programmes. This will involve coaching and delivery across all Football Education programs in the region (Internationally where relevant)

Full description

Role: Football Coach (UAE)

Note: this is a 10 month Fixed Term Contract commencing Aug 2021

Division: City Football Middle East

Reports to: Head Coaches – Abu Dhabi / Dubai

Department: Football Education

Closing Date for Applications: 20 June 2021


To coach and deliver across all Football Education programs in the UAE (Internationally where relevant)

Accountabilities with Key Outcomes:


To ensure all the City Football Group coaching philosophies, methodology and principles are incorporated into the delivery of the program


To support the lead staff pre, during and post the delivery


To support the lead staff pre, during and post the delivery


To work both individually and collectively as part of a team in ensuring the project is delivered to the required levels and expectations


To support the City Football Middle East office with local and regional activations


To organise, structure and deliver the coaching program in a standard that represents Manchester City


To maintain professional conduct always in both on and off field environments

This role involves working with children and/or vulnerable adults in a regulated activity (or near

children and/or vulnerable adults).

This means that the post-holder is required to apply all relevant policies and uphold both the

Club’s and the local partners commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • UEFA B License (Level 3) or working towards – minimum Level 2
  • Member of a FA to maintain their Coach License or International equivalent
  • Education in sports coaching or teaching
  • Post-holder must hold or obtain at the earliest opportunity the relevant safeguarding training (i.e. FA Safeguarding Children Workshop)
  • Post-holder will be subject a DBS check at the appropriate level and cleared by the Manchester City Safeguarding Officer
  • To have experience in a football environment both locally and internationally
  • To have proven experience working with players from varying backgrounds and cultures
  • To have experience implementing and developing a football coaching syllabus
  • Demonstrate experience and knowledge of planning, delivering and reviewing sessions
  • To have knowledge and understanding of player development and the four-corner model
  • To have experience working within a professional Football Club or sporting organisation
  • To have flexibility to travel when required to support projects both in the UK and Internationally
  • The ability to create a positive working environment that represents Manchester City and the local partner in the marketplace
  • To demonstrate how to coach and develop players of differing levels of ability
  • To communicate to players on and off the field and in a variety of settings such as informal, formal, individual or groups
  • To be organised in planning, preparation and execution within a project
  • To self-review sessions with individual players
  • To have the ability to evaluate and review programs on completion

Job Impact/Influence Measures:

Responsible for player development and safety / welfare of all young players on the programme. No budget or line management responsibility.

Decision-making Authority:

Session and development base decisions reporting back to a supervisor/manager.


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