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ESF Educational Services      Website:
ESF Educational Services Limited (ESL) is a subsidiary to the English Schools Foundation, delivers a highly successful programme of after-school English and other language teaching and sports coaching for children across Hong Kong, and also operates four international kindergartens.

Senior Coach, Football


The ESF Sports programme in Hong Kong seek qualified, national governing body-accredited, Level 2 Coach Award holders to join our coaching team as primary school coaches in one of our core After-School & Academy Programmes delivering Football, with at least three years’ experience, in a similar coaching environment.

Candidates must be energetic, enthusiastic, have a passion for sport in general and will be expected to have a proven track record with suitable experience of working with young children between the ages of 3 to 12 years old. It is essential that candidates have experience of working with very young children in our core, primary school age-group market and can demonstrate experience of providing dynamic, progressive sessions to these young age groups through structured session planning in our After-School extra-curricular programme. Work experience in a community coaching environment will be extremely useful. Please note, evidence of coaching experience in a primary school setting will need to be provided at interview stage.

As with all sports coaching posts, these roles involve unsocial working hours, including weekends. Weekend coaching involves delivering high-quality coaching sessions in our Development Academy programmes, with sessions being delivered for different age-groups from 7 to 15 years old. In the circumstances, candidates should be able to demonstrate sound technical knowledge and experience of working with Academy programmes.

In addition, as a member of the ESF Sports team, candidates will be expected to work during standard school holiday periods to deliver multi-sports coaching sessions in our Sports Camps and Clinics programme. Any additional NGB-accredited sports qualifications will be useful for this aspect of the job.


• Possess a current Level 2 Coach Award accredited by a national governing body
• Minimum of three year’s recent experience in teaching football to primary school students
• Fluency in English essential including excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Be passionate about sport, especially teaching your specific sport and have an abundance of energy, enthusiasm and patience to work with young children
• Flexibility to adapt to changing environments, ability groups and weather conditions
• A commitment to work unsocial hours
• Possess a current First Aid and CPR certificate as well as computer knowledge in Microsoft Office applications
• Willing and enthusiastic about continued professional development, education and training
• Work/Dependant visa status to work in Hong Kong

• Possess a current Level 3 Coach Award accredited by a national governing body
• Proven record of working with children in 3 – 12 year old age group
• Proven experience of working with schools
• Good organisational and planning skills
• Proven ability to use own initiative
• A confident and professional manner.
• Experience in dealing with volunteers and assistants
• Additional sports related qualifications

Details can be found on the ESF Educational Services (ESL) website on

Closing Date: 31 Oct 2017
For enquiries, please contact Paul Lawrence at

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