Coach Employment

If you are looking at this page then you are a registered coach and are looking at setting yourself up to work as a coach.


Coaching Vacancies

When coaching vacancies and requests are received by British Fencing all registered coaches in close proximity to that vacancy are contacted via a "Coaching Opportunity"  email.  Please contact if you change your email address.



Due to the wide variety of ways in which coaches are employed and deployed it is impossible for us to provide guidance on individual sitatuions.

However, the following pages on the HMRC website offers advice on being employed or self employed:


HMRC run free Advice Workshops which can offer practical advice on the tax matters that will affect coaches: record-keeping, filling in and filing your tax return - and what to do if you take someone on.

For more information on these advice workshops please visit the HMRC website.

HMRC have also announced a campaign to investigate sports tutors and coaches, with particular focus on those providing private lessons. For more information on how this may effect you please visit the HMRC website.

Sports Coach UK

Sports Coach UK have a range of useful documents giving guidance to people employed as a coach. These include: 

Employment Status of Coaches - A Guide for Employers and Deployers of coaches

Sports Coach UK - HMRC Responses to Employment Questions


Education courses

GB Sport run a 4 hour Business Essentials workshop which gives a guide on the key business and taxation issues that affect those coaching and administering a sports coaching programme/business.

For more information on GB Sport's Business Essentials course and a list of upcoming workshops please visit their website.