Coach and Project Development Lead at VYD Community Interest Company

We run Football and Education projects that improve lives in areas of deprivation across Brighton & Hove and Sussex. Our projects fuse football with design, nutrition, upcycling, and social, get-togethers.

We work with local people aged 4 - 84, refugees, and children with SEND.

All of our projects are free for participants and we also help source and supply free boots, kits and equipment for those who can't afford them.

Our mission is simple: we want to improve lives through football and education. We share an office with Crew Club in Whitehawk and also run satellite clubs in places such as Mouslecoomb Primary School and other schools and colleges across the city.

What does the opportunity involve doing?

We want someone to work alongside the MD to help develop our projects and measure and evaluate their impact. This is a hybrid role of volunteer only (to start with) and part project funded (where bids allow for this to happen). Eventually, if things develop, we'd like to turn it into a more permanent role possibly. At the moment, though, funds don't allow for that.

You don't have to be a football coach, or even have thought about being one, we want someone whose values align and who wants to make a difference in people's lives.

The role involves working with the MD to plan new projects, develop existing ones, deal with venues and our bid writer, be on-site to see projects in action and collate data so we can measure and evaluate our impact better.

We are also open to new ideas that could benefit the people our projects are for; the disenfranchised, marginalised, the lost and the lonely, and people who don't get the same opportunities in life simply because they were born and live in the 'wrong' postcode.

What induction, training and support is offered?

Working with the MD to get up to speed on organisation's mission, values, and project details

Visiting various sessions to see how they run and liaising with coaches and other volunteers

Paid for coaching qualifications

DBS paid for (if you don't have one)

Support from the Operations Manager and MD at all times

Supply of laptop if required

Supply of kit and equipment as required

Expenses covered

What skills or qualities are needed?

Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations

The ability to work well with others

Sensitivity and understanding

Leadership skills

To be thorough and pay attention to detail

The ability to work on your own

Knowledge of English language

Knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses

To be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Day-to-day tasks

In this role, you could:

Find and train staff, coaches and volunteers for projects

Promote and run projects and activities

Monitor and evaluate projects

Find funding, manage resources and budgets

Put local and national policies into practice

Attend meetings, seminars, and conferences

Coach or supervise sports activities

More info
Date added

21st November 2022


Can be done at home
City wide

Deadline for applications

16 Dec 2022


Black and minority ethnic groups Children/families Community and social centres Homeless people Non-English speakers/refugees Older people People with health problems People with mental health problems Young people


Research/media/campaigning Sports/games Volunteering as part of a team

Disabled access?


Expenses paid?


Childcare available?


Contact name

Gary Pleece

Phone number


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