Vacancy: Disability Development Coach

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced and qualified candidate to join the Huddersfield Town Foundation in the role of Disability Development Coach.

The overall aim of the Huddersfield Town Foundation is to help improve the quality of life for people across Huddersfield and the West Yorkshire area; the role of Disability Development Coach is therefore one in which you can truly make a difference to the lives of many people.

In this role you will support the development and implementation of the Huddersfield Town Foundation’s Premier League and BT Disability funded programmes, to enable adults and children with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to participate in sport and physical activity.

This is a role in which you will have the opportunity to develop partnerships with disabled people’s organisations, and SEND and mainstream schools, and truly make a difference to the lives of many people who experience difficulties participating in mainstream activity.

As this is a new role, you will be able to demonstrate your creativity in meeting the needs of a variety of participants, giving equality of access to all.

Candidates must have previous relevant experience of working with people with disabilities, combined with a background in a sport or similar environment. As you will be responsible for developing funded programmes, the ability to plan and deliver within National Curriculum guidelines, and to evidence the success and impact of your work, will be crucial.

Applicants must hold relevant coaching qualifications in Sport at Level 2 or higher, hold a current First Aid certificate and be able to travel to various locations throughout Kirklees. Candidates must have a positive and professional attitude, and excellent interpersonal skills, to be able to perform well in this role.

Click HERE for a role specification in PDF format.

We receive a high volume of applications for our vacancies and as such we encourage you to include with your CV a covering letter detailing how you feel you match our requirements. Please read the ‘How to Apply’ document for further detail of the application process.

Please note that the volume of applications received prevents us from being able to provide feedback at short-listing stage.


Huddersfield Town is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

As this role is likely to involve the supervision of and work with children and young people or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will require an Enhanced Criminal Records Check (CRC) through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  

As such, this post is exempt for the rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and applicants must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions.

Equality & Inclusion

Huddersfield Town AFC and the Huddersfield Town Foundation are diverse environments in which all characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 are respected and celebrated. 

We are committed to making our employees feel valued and included and to achieve their full potential.

We have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination and we are committed to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate. 

We therefore welcome applications from all individuals who feel they meet the requirements of the role, and particularly from BAME applicants who are currently under-represented within the organisation.

To apply please forward your CV and covering letter to by midnight on Sunday 14th October 2018.

For an informal discussion about this position please contact Abbi Andiyapan, Head of Inclusion