Clapton CFC’s Women’s First and Development Teams are looking for new coaches!

Clapton CFC are looking for 2 part-time head coaches, 1 for the Women’s First Team (W1T) and 1 for the Women’s and Non-Binary Players’ Development Team (WDT).

We are looking for innovative coaches who can contribute to the continued development of our teams, and play a key role in driving our success through the design of game-realistic training sessions. We believe the ability to design sessions that mirror real-game scenarios will be instrumental in our preparation for the season. We highly value coaches who can effectively equip our players with the necessary skills and tactical awareness to excel on the pitch.

Coaching levels and desired prior experience 

Women’s First Team:
UEFA B/Level 2 

Women’s and Non-binary Development Team:
UEFA C/Level 1

Overall experience

  • Prior experience working with children
  • Prior experience working within women’s football
  • Up-to-date first aid and safeguarding for all certificates

We value a cultural fit and experience more than levels.

Job role

Design and deliver top quality training sessions every week (building on strengths and weaknesses from the team and individual performances). Team selection and strategy on match days.

The ideal candidates will be able to work effectively across the matchday team as well as maintaining values and culture in both internal and external environments.

You will be able to build strong relationships with players to support their development, understanding individual differences in skill and experience, as well as being enthusiastic, passionate, caring and committed.

Currently every Thursday, between 8-10pm in East London (joint W1T and WDT training)

Women’s First Team: Old Spotted Dog Ground, Sundays at 2pm (home), Sundays all over Greater London (away).
Women’s and Non-binary Development Team: Currently Tooting Common, every other Saturday at either 12pm or 2pm (there is a possibility this will change).


Women’s First Team:
£70-75 per week training is delivered

Women’s and Non-binary Development Team:
£40-70 per week training is delivered

About the teams and club

Our Women’s First Team play in the London & South East Regional League Division 1 North (tier 6), and also take part in the FA Cup. Our Women’s and Non-binary Development Team currently play in the London Women’s Saturday Football League.

Clapton CFC is a fan-owned club, committed to espousing values of solidarity, cooperation and equality. We are anti-fascist, anti-apartheid, and LGBTQIA+ inclusive. As a coach, you’ll embody these values, and be able to commit to our club accountability agreement.

Clapton CFC is committed to the development of diversity in coaching in the historically male-dominated world of football.

We’d like to take this moment to encourage you to apply even if you don’t have all of the skills listed below — we’re committed to providing a space for players and coaches to develop and grow.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and DBS checks at the appropriate level will be obtained prior to employment commencing. 

We follow the FA Safer Recruitment Guidelines.

Does this sound like you? 

If so, please submit your footballing CV and a brief covering letter to, answering the following questions: 

1. Why you want to be a coach of Clapton CFC Women

2. What skills and experience you have that make you the right person for the job

3. What you think we can achieve together this season

If we believe you would be a good fit, we will ask you to come down to a training session on either 8 June and/or 15 June. 

We look forward to hearing from you.