Coaching Opportunities

Coaching Opportunities

Please find below Coaching Vacancies available in Suffolk:

If you would like to advertise any roles you have on this page, please see the contact details alongside.



Felixstowe & Walton United Under-8s, soon to be Under-9s for the 2019-20 season, require a new coach to join a well-established group to fully assist the existing coach as they start playing 7-a-side.

The group train once during the week and play games on Saturday mornings.

A level one qualification would be ideal but the club will finance the right candidate in obtaining level one status.

Please contact Tam Ward via email




Title: First Team Manager

Based at: Bures United Football Club, Nayland Road, Bures, Suffolk

Job Purpose: To plan and deliver structured and progressive coaching sessions and coach and motivate the team on match days.



Founded in 1921 Bures United is a well-established village football team, catering for both youth and senior football.

As an integral part of the community we welcome players from the age of four through to adult.

The club has also achieved Charter Standard status based on its professional set up including qualified football coaches. Coaching staff are qualified to level 1 FA coaching as well as first aid and child welfare.

The club have an ambitious five-year plan to develop all teams and our facilities.

Men’s First Team

As a club we are proud of our self-motivated and aspirational first team. The team currently plays in the Essex & Suffolk Border League, First Division pushing for promotion. The team have been hugely successful, winning the Suffolk Primary Cup for two consecutive seasons.

The team and club share the ambition to move into the ESBL Premier Division, step 7 of the FA Non-League pyramid.

The club are looking for an experienced manager to lead them through this exciting time.


Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities 

  • To deliver football coaching sessions that develop individuals and the team.
  • To carry out administrative duties, including collection of subs and league paperwork
  • Represent the first team at club committee meetings and league meetings.



FA Coaching level 1 is essential, level 2 desired.

Emergency first aid qualification.

In addition the club would support ongoing qualification progression.


Personal Attributes 

  • Self-driven and motivated
  • An excellent communicator
  • Flexible and positive attitude
  • Able to motivate others
  • Is able to evaluate successes and areas for development



  • Planning and delivering adult coaching sessions
  • Managing and developing an adult football team


Please apply to: Warren Skeggs, Chairman of Bures United Football Club, Email:  or call 07769 683972 / 01787 228347.




Walking Football Session Leader - EverydayActiv-Ipswich is a sport and physical activity programme largely for people who are over 50 and not currently playing regular sport. It is delivered by ActivLives in partnership with Ipswich Borough Council.

Currently two weekly Walking Football sessions in Ipswich are run on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. The sessions are held in and outdoors and are targeted at the 50+ age group. This is ‘social sport’ where the cuppa afterwards is as important as the game itself.

A Session Leader is required to help in covering these sessions. The role is to take the register and collect the session fees, lead the warm up, referee the game(s), and lead the warm down. You will then be making sure that the group enjoy a cuppa and a chat upstairs in the Community Room. You will be responsible for safely introducing any first-time participants to the session.

You will need to:

  • Have a relevant fitness, sport or PE qualification, preferably at level two or above
  • Have relevant sports leadership and/or sports coaching experience

You do not need to be a qualified football coach to be suitable for this role.

Hourly rates of pay for these sessions is £15

If you are interested, please contact Mike McCarthy on 01473 345350 or email




Chantry Grasshoppers Youth FC are looking for a new, ideally FA Level 1 qualified, team manager / coach(es) for their current Under-9s age group (next season's Under-10s).

The team play in the Suffolk Youth Football League on a Saturday morning and currently train every Tuesday evening.

If you or you know of some one who might be interested in running this age group, please contact Nick Ward on 07801 968655 or email for further information.




AFC Kesgrave first team are looking for an enthusiastic manager.

The team currently play in Division One of the Suffolk & Ipswich League.

The successful applicant will be expected to work closely with existing coaches within the adult set up.

It is desirable that the successful applicant has previous experience / qualifications within coaching, non-league football and has strong communication and organisational skills.

Interested parties should express their interest along with their football CV to club chairman Dave Collins by email:




Great Blakenham Chequers FC are looking for a coach for their new Little Kickers Club, starting in spring 2019.

The role will involve coaching ages 4-6 year olds, with sessions taking place on Saturday mornings.

If anyone is interested please contact Mark Mcardle on 07940 205640 or email:




Ipswich Athletic Under-8s are looking for a new coach to take over their team this season.

The team is already set-up; they have been together for a couple of years and are progressing very well this season so far, but they now need an enthusiastic and committed person to help them to continue training and playing football each week.

They play on Saturday mornings in and around Suffolk at different locations and their home pitch is at Bourne Vale.

The club can help with coaching qualifications if you have not already completed your Level 1.

Please contact the club secretary Duane Turpin via email: or mobile 07900 402567 to discuss.




Chantry Grasshoppers FC are in urgent need of a new manager/coach(es) to take over running of their men’s Saturday Afternoon SIL Division Three team as soon as possible.

If you are interested in helping the club to fill these vacancies, please contact Nick Ward on 07801 968655 or email froggernelaine@aol.comfor further information.




Haverhill Rovers Ladies are currently seeking a new manager/coach for their first team who play in the Cambridge Girls & Women’s S-TECH Championship.

The new coach will be committed to one evening a week training on a Thursday as well as one match every Sunday.

The candidate will have to be a minimum of FA Level 2 as well as having knowledge of the female game.

If you wish to apply for this role or to find out more information, please contact Kayleigh Steed on or call 07772 097974.




Martlesham Meteors Under-10s are looking for an assistant coach.

Ideally the candidate will be working through their FA coaching badges and be looking to build on their training.

If you are interested or have any questions please email Dan at or call 07591 340639.




Thurston Youth are looking for coaches to develop their U7/U8 age group, with a view to developing the group for friendlies this season and in preparation for the league format next season.

The club were awarded Suffolk FA Charter Standard Club of the Year 2017, so any prospective coaches would be joining an experienced set up, who create a positive environment for the players to express themselves, develop into better players, and enjoy their football. 

All coaches will be supported by the club to obtain their FA Level 1 badge, if not already gained.

So if you are an already qualified coach, or a parent wanting to join your son or daughter’s pathway into U7/U8 age group within football, please get in touch.

Please contact or call on 07767 114533.

Get in Touch

Nick Garnham - Suffolk FA Marketing & Communications Officer

01449 616606 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) / 07508 838181