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China ClubFootball

calendar icon Closed: 22nd September 2023

Football Coach / Coach Educator

money icon Beijing, China

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Job Role Summary

Beijing, China
Academy, Coaching & Performance
Employment Terms
Fixed Term, Full Time
Closing Date
Applications must be submitted by Friday, 22nd September 2023

Company Description: China ClubFootball (万国群星足球俱乐部)

Established in 2001, China ClubFootball is one of China’s biggest grassroots football providers, and a licensed joint-venture. Managed by UK nationals, ClubFootball operates a football development programme for Chinese and international children in Beijing, as well as PE programmes, junior league competitions, and coach education projects for local teachers and coaches. ClubFootball has provided an on-the-ground presence on projects for a range of partners including the Ministry of Education, Premier League, Man City, Nike, and British Council.

Role Introduction: Coach/Coach Educator

With Covid gone and junior football in Beijing restored to full health, ClubFootball is seeking qualified, talented, and passionate coaches to join its growing team of UK coaches based in Beijing. Coaches should be motivated and adaptable, enjoy coaching players of all abilities, and able to work effectively with local translator coaches. Coaches are supported by a highly-qualified coach management team with regular CPD and opportunities for development and progression within the club also available.

Coaching programmes offer coaches the opportunity to work with both Chinese and international children aged 4 to 18 at locations across the city using the FA’s ‘4-Corner Model’. Coaches work on a range of programmes, from skills courses for beginners through to teams which compete locally and internationally across Asia. PE programmes also run in local and bilingual schools, as well as coach education projects with the Ministry of Education. In all programmes and at all levels, the club focuses on the long-term technical development of the player and the educational development of the whole child, rather than short-term results. Applying coaches should share the same philosophy.

Candidate Requirements:

Candidates should have a track record of delivering high-quality coaching programmes and be passionate about working with young players of all ages and levels. The ability to adapt quickly to a new environment and see cultural differences as challenges rather than drawbacks is essential; life in China is fascinating but quite different to UK/Europe. Overseas experience is advantageous but not essential.

For a successful work permit application, candidates must have:

  • EITHER: university degree + FA Level 2 + minimum of 2 yrs’ coaching experience
  • OR: English FA Level 2 / UEFA B + minimum of 5-6 years’ coaching experience
  • 100% clean ACRO/police check


Contracts run from early October 2023 – December 2024, or from October 2023 – July 2025. Flights and work permits/visas are provided, as well as a salary of 1400 – 2100 GBP per month after tax.

Accommodation is arranged within walking distance of the ClubFootball HQ with westernized shopping malls and many local restaurants nearby too. Nike kit & equipment and transport to and from sessions are provided.

For more information on the position, please mail a CV to hr@clubfootball.com.cn. Please see www.clubfootball.com.cn for basic info on China ClubFootball.

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