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6 Jun 2024

PDP Goalkeeper Coach

🇬🇧 Brentford, UK
Full Time
3+ years exp.

Job Title: PDP Goalkeeper Coach

Department: Academy

Reporting: Head of Academy Goalkeeping

Location: Training Ground – Jersey Road

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: Monday 17 June 2024


Brentford FC is a bit different to other Premier League football clubs. We put our fans first, we are a true community club and while we are financially sustainable, we are not afraid to take calculated risks. We take huge pride in our environment and culture within the Club which focuses on development, inclusion and not being afraid to think differently.

Being progressive, humble and respectful while sticking together as one team across the Club guides how we work and the decisions we make each day.

We also firmly believe that a diverse workforce is a better workforce which will help us develop ideas, solve problems and ultimately grow Brentford FC.

We play in a brand-new stadium, 15 minutes from Heathrow in vibrant west London.

We will never forget where we have come from, but we are excited about the future that lies ahead.

Come join us.

Inclusion Statement

Brentford FC is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities. Should you require any workplace accommodations (also known as ‘reasonable adjustments’), you will have the opportunity to let us know at appropriate points in the hiring process.

Safeguarding Statement

Brentford FC is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team. We remind those barred from regulated activity that it is an offence to apply for such positions.

Please note that where appropriate for the role, you may be required to complete additional background checks such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and this will include any time living or working outside of the UK in the last 10 years. You can find out more about this athttps://www.gov.uk/dbs-check-applicant-criminal-record

Please also note that a CV application will not be sufficient. Applications will not be considered where the application form has not been completed in full.

If the role you are applying for involves regulated activity and you have been shortlisted for a first stage interview, you will be asked to fill out a Declaration of Offences Form.

The Role of PDP Goalkeeper Coach

The successful candidate will support, guide and direct talented young goalkeepers to maximise their potential in sporting performance & personal excellence within the Academy. Support the delivery of relevant, innovative & enjoyable coaching practices across goalkeeping groups, as well as small-group outfield and whole team sessions. In doing so, also upholding and demonstrating the values, standards and behaviours expected by Brentford FC both inside & outside the Club.

Main Accountabilities

  • To ensure that any concerns you observe, or are raised with you in your role, are shared with the Safeguarding Team through appropriate channels.
  • Work from an aligned and periodised coaching curriculum that is constantly under review and support the creation and review of such a curriculum.
  • Coach Goalkeepers within the PDP phase of the Academy.
  • Watch match and training videos, clip relevant sections and present constructive analysis and feedback to all players under your supervision.
  • Coach &/or support all multi-disciplinary activities at the PDP phase.
  • Ensure all players under your supervision understand & adhere to rules & guidelines.
  • Plan & evaluate all Academy sessions for PDP phase on the PMA.
  • Ensure all rules relating to youth development (EPPP) are always met.
  • Complete all necessary age group and player paperwork to include match reports, PMA content, Player Diaries & reviews within the required timescales.
  • Communicate with other Club staff, players and parents in a professional and timely fashion.
  • Conduct player reviews with players and maintain records of the meetings for inspection/audit.
  • Participate in squad audits and player pathway planning.
  • Watch potential new recruits as directed by the Recruitment Department, either by video or attending live matches if needed.
  • Any other reasonable & relevant requests as made from time to time.

General Club Accountabilities

  • To ensure compliance with all relevant Club policies, including health and safety policies and with specific reference to the data regulations.
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical, and social requirements.
  • To ensure compliance with the Club’s Safeguarding Policy and processes.
  • To ensure compliance with the Club’s Code of Conduct.
  • To promote equity, diversity and inclusion at the Club, in line with our EDI strategy
  • To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, maintaining a professional image at all times when representing Brentford FC
  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and its personnel.
  • To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.
  • Any other relevant tasks and duties as directed by your line manager

Key Internal Relationships

  • Academy Management Team
  • Academy Recruitment Team
  • 1st Team Coaching Staff
  • Academy Coaching Staff
  • Academy Players

Person Specification - Essential Personal Characteristics

  • Combination of specialist goalkeeping and broader football coaching knowledge, understanding and skills.
  • Capability to create learning scenarios through demonstration to simulate players’ skills and development areas.
  • IT skills to create player and team reports and analysis.
  • Demonstrate a productive work ethic.
  • Possess and demonstrate a positive mental attitude.
  • Effectively and efficiently communicate at all levels and build strong relationships.
  • Adopt a flexible & adaptable approach.
  • Be willing to take responsibility and follow tasks to a successful completion.
  • Work on your own initiative, take control where needs be, guide and support others.
  • Be persistent, patient and an innovative problem solver.
  • Show a willingness to take instruction and follow guidance.
  • Show committed enthusiasm for the multi-disciplinary approach at all levels and all ages.
  • Possess a demonstrable desire to see the Brentford FC Academy develop and progress.
  • Minimum UEFA B coaching licence
  • Completed or working towards FA Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF)

Person Specification - Desirable Characteristics

  • Experience as a goalkeeper with advanced coaching or sport science education/formation
  • Demonstrable experience, likely to be around three years or more, in a similar role (not necessarily football or sport experience, but a solid understanding of the game, fan opinion and industry issues).
  • Undergraduate/post graduate qualification
  • Currently hold or prepared to partake in an FA GK Coaching B Licence as a minimum
  • FA Basic First Aid for Sport (BFAS)
  • FA Youth Award
  • Knowledge of our community and local connections would be helpful
  • Undergraduate/post graduate qualification
  • An open mindset and be hungry to grow and develop
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