Coach Mentoring

The Football Association is appointing Coach Mentors to support Somerset FA.

Coach Mentors 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 50 hour contract for the season and will each provide agreed hours of mentoring support, across a 6 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


Please note this position is for delivery of mentoring hours in the Yeovil area.

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: 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 01/12/2017 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.  

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on 28/11/2017. Any applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

Download the application paperwork here

Interviews are scheduled to take place within the region on 11/12/2017 at Huish park, Lufton Way, Yeovil, BA22 8YF .

Following interview, successful candidates accepted as a FA Coach Mentor will be required to attend a 1 day training / familiarisation session at a centralised location (for which no fee will be payable). This induction will be taking place on 06/01/17 at St George’s Park, DE13 9PD (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