FA Coach Mentors Wanted


The Football Association is looking to appoint Coach Mentors to support local County Football Associations.

They will work with specific projects, supporting:

  • FA Charter Standard Clubs
  • Specific target groups (BAME, Female and Disability)
  • Grassroots Clubs
  • Football Leagues
  • Coach Education in a Mentoring capacity

You would be working on a part-time basis, on a minimum 100 hour contract for the season and will each provide agreed hours of mentoring support, across a 12 month period. Mentors will provide quality targeted support that challenges coaches to excel in their work and enhance coaching standards nationally.

The aim of the Mentoring programme is;

  • To support the development of coaches in Grassroots football  leaving a lasting legacy
  • To work with Clubs to identify the needs of coaches
  • To  mentor and support coaches working in Charter Standard Clubs
  • To observe, provide feedback and create action plans for clubs and individuals 
  • To develop and deliver a programme of support for coaches across the 4 corners
  • To support coach development, focusing upon the knowledge, skills and attributes to be an effective coach
  • To support and develop reflection skills
  • To develop  individual, bespoke  club  based  events  to  support  the  learning  of  coaches 

The mentoring programme will meet the needs of coaches at a local level, promoting and cascading the principles of the England DNA, as well as linking with The FA Respect programme.

We now seek applications from perspective mentors with the right credentials, knowledge, skills attributes and time to provide mentoring opportunities for coaches working within Specific target groups (BAME, Female and Disability), Grassroots Clubs, Football Leagues and Coach Education in a Mentoring capacity

Application Process

If you wish to be considered for one of the Coach Mentor positions please complete the application form and return it together with your CV to: coachmentorapplications@thefa.com. Please note that only electronic applications will be accepted. Unfortunately, as we will not be able to respond to everyone individually if you do not hear from us by Wednesday 24th May please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.  


The deadline for receipt of applications 12 noon on Monday 22nd May. Any applications received after this deadline will not be considered.


Interviews are scheduled to take place within the region during the day of Thursday 1st June at East Riding County FA.


Following interview, successful candidates accepted as a FA Coach Mentor will be required to attend a 2 day training / familiarisation session at a centralised location within their region (for which no fee will be payable). These inductions will be taking place Sat 10th June and Sun 9th July (Further details will be provided at interview) and it is essential that you attend these days prior to being appointed as an FA Coach Mentor.    


No further Interview or Induction dates will be available this year, therefore please only apply if you are able to commit to attend these dates. If you have any queries please contact us on  coachmentorapplications@thefa.com