Football Performance Coach

(Part-time Zero Hours Contract: Payment up to £2,500 per annum available depending on qualifications and experience)

The University of Stirling wishes to appoint a part-time Performance Football Coach to deliver services to the University of Stirling Men’s Football Team that competes in Scottish and British Universities' competitions and in the Caledonian Football League.

The coach is required to provide coaching services on a weekly basis and attend competitive matches on Wednesdays and Saturdays across a 40-week period throughout the year. The coach is required to implement an effective programme that produces winning performances in student and mainstream sport competitions. Opportunities exist to liaise with appropriate sports science and strength and conditioning staff to help design and monitor the football performance programme.

The team trains on the floodlit artificial pitch at the University of Stirling on Tuesday evenings 5–7pm and Thursday evenings 7–9pm. Scottish and British Universities’ fixtures are played on Wednesday afternoons. Caledonian League matches are typically Saturday afternoons in venues across central Scotland.

Main duties

  • Implement an appropriate football performance programme in keeping with the aims and objectives of the University of Stirling Men’s Football Club.
  • Manage effectively a select squad of performance football players. This includes establishing performance targets, devising appropriate competition schedules and developing an integrated timetable for football, academic and lifestyle commitments for the players.


  • Design and deliver an effective coaching programme that helps improve the performances of student players and which attains performance objectives as indicated by the Sports Union.
  • Attend appropriate competitions with teams.
  • Communicating
  • Communicate effectively with students, the Department of Sports Studies and the Sports Union.
  • Administering
  • Adhere to good working practices
  • Provide regular oral status reports to the Sports Union President and the Sports Performance Co-ordinator.

Person specification

  • Qualified to at least SFA B Licence Award or equivalent overseas award.
  • Competitive coaching experience.
  • Understanding of modern coaching techniques that incorporate progressive sports science and sports medicine aspects.
  • Competitive football experience at performance level.
  • Sound administration skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills.
  • Excellent motivational skills.

Further information and application process
For further information, please contact

Jason Atkins, Sports Performance Co-ordinator, Tel: 01786 466901.

To apply, please e-mail or post a covering letter and an up-to-date curriculum vitae to:

Jason Atkins
Sports Performance Co-ordinator
Department of Sports Studies
University of Stirling