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Job listing closed on 6 Jun 2024
29 May 2024

Academy Coach (Casual Role)

🇬🇧 Belfast, UK
2+ years exp.

The Role

We are looking for Academy Coaches to be based from our exciting new development centre in Northern Ireland – due to launch later this year.

Our Academy has for many years been a world leader in its field and is a constantly growing department within our club.

In this exciting position, you will oversee and deliver the training and games programmes for the Under 12 - Under 16 age groups at our Academy and assist with recruitment from the Northern Ireland region.

You will be required to lead sessions 1 night a week.

Who we are

We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here.

Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).

Your day-to-day

  • Design and present coaching strategies - you'll carefully curate innovative coaching strategies for our Academy coaching programme whilst ensuring all plans are implemented within agreed timescales
  • Prepare and manage appraisals - you will collaborate with our Academy Recruitment Coordinator to create and submit player appraisals, as required for the Elite Player Performance Plan for our students
  • Organise and analyse weekly sessions - you'll take pride in planning sessions, creating match reports, documenting attendance and completing reviews
  • Manage our equipment - you will be responsible for managing our Academy equipment and you'll ensure that everything is fit for purpose
  • Conduct vital meetings with stakeholders - you'll work closely with the Academy Recruitment Coordinator to conduct mid and full season meetings with players, parents and coaches
  • Support the player recruitment process - you will be entrusted to partner with the Academy Recruitment Coordinator and play a key role in determining our retain and release strategies

What we are looking for

  • Qualified coach - you come with at least a UEFA B Coaching Award and a knowledge of the Elite Player Performance Plan
  • Extensive knowledge of the football industry - you possess a deep understanding of our industry and its rules and regulations governing players within it
  • Good IT Skills - you're confident working with Microsoft Word and Excel to help support you in your role
  • Effective communicator - you take pride in your ability to communicate clearly with parents, players and fellow coaches
  • Adept at producing reports - you've got a track record of producing insightful written and verbal reports
  • Excellent organisational skills - you're well versed in prioritising workloads and able to work to tight deadlines
  • Proud role model - you're able to persuade and influence in your role and you enjoy inspiring young players and have enthusiasm for player and staff development
  • Trustworthy attitude - you keep confidentiality front of mind and easily adhere to all internal and external codes of conduct

Arsenal for Everyone

Arsenal for Everyone is our commitment to promoting and embracing equality, diversity and inclusion, so that everyone connected to the club feels like they belong to the same Arsenal family. We believe that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. 

Disability Confident Leader

We are a Disability Confident Leader. We actively welcome applications from people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need disability-related adjustments to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

If you are likely to meet the definition of being a ‘disabled person’ according to the Equality Act 2010, we will offer you an interview if you meet the minimum criteria for a role. Please choose the option of a guaranteed interview on your application form. The information you share with us about your health or disability will not be used in recruitment decisions.

Application Closing Date - Wednesday 5th June 2024

Assessment will take place in June 2024 and offers will be made in July 2024 - with successful applicants joining from September 2024.

Please note: we reserve the right to close the position early if application volumes are particularly high. We encourage you to get your application in sooner rather than later.

Good luck!