Lead coach (part-time, weekends) at Little Kickers Lanarkshire

Hours: 8:30am - 12pm in East Kilbride (Saturdays) and 9am - 12pm in Motherwell (Sundays)
Pay: £11 - £16 per hour (depending on experience)


Looking for a new challenge and love working with young children?


Are you available to work on Saturday and Sunday mornings?


Little Kickers, the award-winning football programme for children aged 18 months to 8-years-old, is looking for high-calibre lead football coaches for classes in East Kilbride and Motherwell.

We need fun, confident, outgoing coaches who are great with kids. You’ll be reliable, organised, engaging and enthusiastic while putting all your efforts into making our classes the most exciting part of a child’s week.


You must have at least two years experience in leading children's football sessions and having a PVG, a driving licence and a car will be advantageous.


Full training and ongoing mentorship will be provided.


This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to add to their practical coaching experience in a paid role alongside their school/college/university studies or other work commitments.


Benefits of being a coach at Little Kickers

  • Fun and rewarding work that helps shape children’s love of football.
  • Online and in-person training
  • Great experience for aspiring teachers/coaches, sports professionals and childcare pros.

Responsibilities of lead football coaches at Little Kickers

  • Lead fun and engaging football classes for children aged 18 months to 8 years old.
  • Explain and demonstrate games and activities for children to follow.
  • Physically coach and encourage children and parents through sessions.
  • Adapt activities based on session plans for a variety of ability levels to promote progress.
  • Communicate with other coaches, children and parents/carers before, during and at the end of the classes.
  • Store and bring football equipment to your sessions.

Essential requirements for Little Kickers football coaches

  • Confidence, an outgoing personality, reliability, and a passion for working with kids.
  • Creativity and an ability to tap into children’s imaginations through play.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and professional manner.
  • Willingness to act like a dinosaur, shark, octopus and any number of other creatures/objects to engage children and their parents.
  • Available and willing to take part in a practical coaching assessment as part of the recruitment process.
  • Able to work 8.30am - 12pm in East Kilbride on Saturdays and 9am - 12pm in Motherwell on Sundays.


  • Ideally, you’ll live in Lanarkshire or within close proximity to East Kilbride and Hamilton.

CVs should be sent to Eddie at eharbinson@littlekickers.co.uk.

Closing date is Friday 31 May.

Date published: 10 May 2024
Date updated: 10 May 2024


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