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There are clubs all over Essex appealing for new faces to get involved in a variety of roles, so take a look at the opportunities below and see if there’s anything which appeals to you.
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Essex Senior League: We have a vacancy for an FA Charter Standard Officer from our Annual General Meeting in June. The role will involve liaison with the County FA, clubs and league officers to help clubs achieve their Charter Standard Status. The applicant should E-Mail secretary@essexseniorleague.co.uk with their football CV and an expression of interest.

Chelmsford City Youth: We are an FA Charter Standard club who are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to take on Team Manager roles at the following age groups for next season: Under 7s, 13s, 14s and 17s. For the Under 7s positions, no prior experience is required and training (including funding for an FA Level 1 course) will be provided. For the Under 13s, 14s and 17s roles some prior experience and a relevant qualification (minimum FA Level 1) is preferred. All roles require a DBS check plus Safeguarding and Emergency Aid Certificates (the costs of which are covered by the club). For the Under 13s and 17s roles we have squads in place, but Under 14s role is for a new team so will require some player recruitment, for which full support will be given. Please contact Mark on 07572 573600 (leave a message if you get the voicemail) or E-Mail mark@ccyfc.com.

Newtown Rovers: We are looking for a new manager to join a club which has been running for 43 years in the Colchester & District Sunday League. There's a good group of players, supporting committee, training facilities and equipment but we have struggled in higher divisions in recent years. Looking for a fresh start, ideas (new players welcome) and would like to hear from anyone looking for a new challenge. Please contact Andy Hewitt on 07880 730833.

May & Baker Eastbrook Community Under 17s: We're looking for a new manager for our Echo Junior League squad, ideally with the FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate. Please contact Maria Wright on 07990 560563 or E-Mail maybakeryouth@outlook.com for further details.

Southend United Community Sports Club Girls: We’re looking for coaches/managers for our Under 10s, 14s and 18s teams in the in the Essex County Girls’ League. Skills required: previous experience of working with children/young people, a keen interest in developing young people in both sporting and personal skills, FA coaching and first aid qualifications, safeguarding certificate, full UK driving license. Ideally you’ll have previous experience of coaching/managing youth football teams and a DBS certificate. You’ll coach girls’ football sessions in a safe environment, selecting a matchday squad and managing their performances on a weekly basis. You’ll develop and maintain positive relationships with players and parents. The teams are not yet up and running, so the training session day is flexible. Matches are usually on Sundays. Please call Oliver Bennett on (01702) 341351 or E-Mail o.bennett@southendunited-cet.co.uk.

Broomfield: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for managers and coaches, ideally with some experience in a youth coaching capacity. You’ll need a minimum of the FA Level 1 qualification and safeguarding (or be prepared to become qualified at the club’s expense) plus a DBS check. The 2019/20 season age groups we need are Under 14s, 16s, 17s and 18s in the Blackwater & Dengie and Chelmsford Youth Leagues. Training is generally on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, with matches on Sundays. We have great facilities, including our own pitches and new clubhouse with bar, kitchen and four changing rooms. Please contact Stuart Paterson via 07785 710881 or stuartdpaterson@gmail.com.

Laindon Orient: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Sunday Team Manager. You’ll need a minimum of an FA Level 1 Certificate, or be willing to work towards it. You will manage the players on a weekly basis for training and games in the Basildon Sunday League, with 10:30am kick-offs. If you’re looking to bring a whole team over to our club we are also interested in hearing from you. Call Neil Blackburn on 07933 621209 laindonorientfc@live.co.uk.

Chingford Athletic: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a coach for our Under 21s and three men’s sides. You’ll need a minimum of an FA Level 1 Certificate and you’ll work with our sides in the ProKit UK Essex Olympian and Essex Alliance Leagues. Training is on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings on rotation. Our website can be found at www.chingfordathletic.co.uk. Please call Lee Bowers on 07828 413950 or E-Mail info@chingfordathletic.co.uk for details.

Barkingside Under 12s: We’re looking for a Coach/Manager with an FA Level 1 qualification to help with the running of the team on matchdays in the Echo Junior League ‘C’ Division. You’ll need to have completed your Safeguarding Children Workshop and a DBS. Please call James Lydon on 07984 642637 or E-Mail jameslydonfootball@outlook.com.

GFA Loughton: We’re an FA Charter Standard Development Club looking for coaches for our squads from Under 7s through to 15s in the Echo Junior League. You’ll need a minimum of the FA Level 1 qualification and you’ll manage a team and help with coaching and developing young players. We have Saturday and Wednesday training, with matches on Sundays. Please contact Shimi Khodadin via ‭07384 463364 or shimi@grassrootsfa.com.

Brentwood Town: We’re looking for someone with an understanding of youth football to assist us with the administration relating to our Eastern Junior Alliance and Brentwood Community Football Alliance Youth League teams. The age groups range from Under 7s to 18s and there’s no requirement to attend matches or training. We’re working towards FA Charter Standard status. The admin will include match confirmations, allocation of pitches and handling discipline cases. Please call Ray Stevens on 07768 006370 or E-Mail r.w.stevens@btinternet.com.

Springfield: We’re an FA Charter Standard club playing in the ProKit UK Essex Olympian League looking for a First Team Assistant Manager/Coach and First Team Physio. Both roles would suit either someone with experience or someone looking to get experience in adult football, working alongside a UEFA 'B' licenced coach. Training is on Tuesday evenings and matches are on Saturday afternoons (physio role can be matchday only) and the club can support both roles with training/courses if needed. Please call Ian Bent on 07837 575251 or E-Mail ianbent@isfa.org.uk.

Essex Senior League: Reporters/photographers wanted. We’re looking for reporters and photographers to cover our games for the league website and its media partners. This would be an ideal opportunity for any budding reports and photographers as the league’s media partners now include WDSportz, the Grassroots Footy Show, Phoenix FM and various local newspapers. Please contact Scott Lanza on 07814 744 836 or E-Mail scott_lanza@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

Braintree Town Under 10s Girls: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Manager. Ideally you’ll have the FA Level 1, but this is not essential. You’ll have beginner to intermediate training experience. Training is on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00pm in Braintree, with matches on Sundays. Please call Martin Holmes on 07969 359075 or E-Mail evh5150@hotmail.co.uk.

Westcliff United Under 10s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Manager/Coach with an FA Level 1 Certificate (with Emergency Aid and Safeguarding) and an up-to-date DBS. Training is on Saturdays in Shoebury, with South-East Essex Primary Mini-Soccer League matchdays on Sundays. Please call Daniel Moores on (07377) 433666 or E-Mail wufc2005@gmail.com.

Jets: We are looking for managers/coaches to run teams in the Under 7s to 15s age groups in the Echo Junior League. Candidates should preferably have the FA Level 1 qualification. However, if not, the club will fund the candidate to attain it ASAP after joining. Training is on Wednesday evenings and/or Saturday mornings, with matches on Sunday mornings. Please call Jose Cano on 07944 197387 or E-Mail jetsfc@hotmail.co.uk.

Barkingside: We’re looking for a committed and enthusiastic First Team Coach to operate at Essex Senior League level and assist on matchdays on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Please call Michael Walther on 07962 242226 or E-Mail mwalther@hotmail.co.uk.

Essex Soccability League: We’re an FA Charter Standard League looking for a secretary. You’ll be the administrator for the league who carries out or delegates duties to enable the league, and its members, to function effectively. You’ll be the main point of contact for people within and outside the league, organising meetings and affiliation. The adult and youth matches are monthly. Please contact Cindi via (01245) 393090 or cindi.chatha@essexfa.com.

Essex Minors (Hornchurch) Under 7s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a coach with an FA Level 1 Certificate or above (club pays if required). Training is on Saturday mornings, with Echo Junior League games on Sundays. Based in Rainham. We have a large group currently training, so a committed coach is required to take them into festival football. Our website is at www.emhfc.co.uk and our Twitter account is @EMHFC1967. The club pays for any further qualifications, if you want them. Please call Lee Chilvers on 07891 328899 or E-Mail lee.emhfc@hotmail.co.uk.

Roydon: We’re looking for a Reserve Team Manager to manage the team on a matchday in the ProKit UK Essex Olympian Division Five, helping to bridge the gap for the younger players between youth and adult football (open-age 16-40). You’ll give playing opportunities  to First Team players who are not selected. Training is on Tuesday nights in Harlow (we have coaches in place, so you do not need to be at every session). Matchdays are Saturdays, with kick-offs around 2:00pm. Please contact First Team Manager, Declan Murphy, via 07938 455227 or coachdec@gmail.com.

Westhamians: We need a Club Secretary to handle all contact with the two leagues in which we play (ProKit UK Essex Olympian League and Greene King Essex Veterans League), and with the County FA. The successful applicant will work with the Chairman and Team Managers to strengthen and develop the club. We’re currently applying for FA Charter Standard status. Training is on Wednesday evenings, with matches on Saturday afternoons. Please contact Colin Ainger (Chairman) via 07885 430308 or colin.ainger@btinternet.com.

Writtle Minors Girls: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Goalkeeping Coach for our Under 8s to 16s Teams in the Essex County Girls’ League and the Brentwood Community Football Alliance. You’ll need an FA Level 1 in Goalkeeping or higher. Training is from 6:00-7:00pm. Please call Amanda Barrow on 07794 703706 or E-Mail amandabarrow@aol.com.

Westhamians Under 21s: We need a Manager to take charge of our squad on matchdays in the ProKit UK Essex Olympian League on Saturdays at 2:00pm. Please call Dumitru Nicolenco on 07455 558459 or E-Mail d.nicolenco@yahoo.com.

Essex Comets: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Goalkeeping Coach with a minimum of the FA Level 1 in coaching Goalkeepers qualification. You’ll be working with players aged7-14 in our Echo Junior, Thundermite and Chelmsford Youth League squads on Saturdays. Please call (01375) 386008 or E-Mail secretary@essexcometsyfc.co.uk to find out more.

Project 10: We need a coach for our Brentwood Sunday League team. You need a minimum of an FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate. Training is on Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:00pm, currently at Harrow Lodge Park in Hornchurch. You’ll potentially assist managing the team on Sundays. Please call Stuart Burge on 07516 294241 or E-Mail burge10@hotmail.co.uk.

Laindon Orient: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Development Saturday Team Manager who is working towards their FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate. You need a positive attitude, with the ability to commit to Tuesday evening training (8:00-9:15pm) and Mid Essex League Saturday afternoon (2:00pm) games weekly. This would suit someone looking to get into management as we, as a club, help every manager the best way we can with a lot of duties off the field. We will offer full support and help towards any courses you will require. Please call Neil Blackburn on 07933 621209 or E-Mail laindonorientfc@live.co.uk.

Wivenhoe Town Reserve Team: We’re looking for a manager. You will be required to prepare and deliver coaching sessions and manage the team on matchdays. You need a minimum of an FA Level 1 coaching qualification (the club may fund an FA Level 2 course for the right applicant), with a full UK driving license. The applicant will have to complete a CRC Check. We play in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League on Wednesdays at 7:45pm and Saturdays at 3:00pm. Training is on Wednesdays at 8:30pm. Please call 07739 745335 or E-Mail f2football@hotmail.co.uk.

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Reserve Team Manager. You’ll need an FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate. We play in the ProKit UK Essex Olympian League on Saturdays, and train on Tuesdays. Please call Craig Glashan on 07549 982119 or E-Mail bsswifts@gmail.com.

Chelmsford City: Managers needed! We are looking for volunteers to help manage and run teams in the following age groups: Under 7s - no prior experience required; Under 15s Team Manager - minimum FA Level 1 required, prior experience preferred. This is a successful, established team whose current manager is unable to continue due to work commitments; Under 17s Team Manager - minimum FA Level 1 required, prior experience preferred. This is a successful, established team whose current manager is unable to continue due to work commitments. You can read more about our friendly, family-orientated club here: www.ccyfc.com/a/about-ccyfc-47671.html. For further details, or an informal chat, please call Mark Davidson on 07572 573600 or E-Mail mark@ccyfc.com.

Basildon Boys & Girls Club Under 11s: We’re an FA Charter Standard Club and we’re looking for a Manager/Coach with skills in coaching and player development. You’ll need an in-date CRC, and a minimum of an FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate. The players will be in school year six in September 2018. Training is on Saturdays from 9:30-11:00am, with Southend & District Junior League matches on Sundays (times vary). The team is established and has had a successful season. Please contact our Club Secretary, Susana Delgado-Curtis, for more information about this coaching vacancy via 07913 912493 or susanadcurtis@gmail.com.

Colchester Town Girls: We are looking for a Manager/Coach. The team will be Under 15s come September. We train on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm (can be changed if required) at Boxted and play matches most Sundays all over Essex. Please E-Mail Abbie Wooldridge at awooldridge14@aol.com.

Essex Senior League: We require a Registrations Secretary for season 2018/19. The role will involve guidance to clubs on the FA Whole Game System registration process, player registering checks such as international clearance and contracts, verification of player eligibility for cup competitions, maintaining accurate records for player registrations, invoicing, investigation of ineligible players and raising of charges. Please E-Mail michelle.dorling39@gmail.com.

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