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Goalkeeping Coach

We are looking for highly motivated goalkeeper coaches with experience working in a talent development and school environment to join our team. You will be responsible for delivering sessions for boys and girls within our Player Development Centres and possibly local schools.

Job Summary

  • The planning and delivery of creative, active and engaging football sessions for children from 5-16 years old.

  • To develop positive relationships with all key partners including players, parents and fellow coaches.

  • Work flexibly to ensure full and supportive delivery of the programme. Will include evening work and possibly some weekends.

  • Must be available to work during school holidays to help deliver our Soccer Schools.

  • To support at a variety of events throughout the year including promotional campaigns.

  • Working closely with the department managers to ensure the Palace for Life coaching curriculum is adhered to.

  • To complete short termly feedback reports to inform the players and their parents of strengths and weaknesses.

  • Potential to support with other parts of the Foundation including PE, SEND, Women & Girls and 1 to 1 mentoring.

  • Help grow the programme by being proactive and inviting players of the required ability to sessions.

  • To attend meetings and training for continuous professional development.

  • Commit to ongoing self-directed learning in order to further develop work related skills and knowledge.

Job Requirements


  • Minimum FA Level 2 in Coaching Goalkeepers.

  • Reliable, organised and caring coach. Desire to learn and progress, as well as ability to be flexible and adaptable.

  • Ability to empathise with and give support to participants who may not feel comfortable in learning or sports related environments.

  • Sound sports development or school education knowledge and experience with a proven track record of achievement.


  • Experience working within a talent development environment.

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Current DBS certificate.

  • Clean drivers’ licence.


Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children, young people and adults at risk. The club fully accepts its responsibility for children, young people and adults at risk. Our aim is to ensure that safeguarding runs through every element of the work we do to ensure the welfare and well-being of all those who engage in our activities.

All children, young people and adults at risk have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. We believe that all adults working within the club, in any capacity, have a duty and responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.

We strive to do this by applying policy, procedures and best practice, engaging with the Premier League, FA and local authority partners to promote the safety and welfare of all those who engage in activities with the club. Our practice reflects statutory requirements and responsibilities. This allows our participants to enjoy any club activity in a safe, and inclusive environment.

The club expects all staff, players, volunteers, contractors and guests to share this commitment.


Crystal Palace Football Club endorses the principle of equality and will strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in the club whether as players, match-day fans, staff, board members, participants in foundation programmes and other people engaged with the club’s activities (for example, suppliers, corporate partners):

Has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, without regard to their age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation; and

Can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular that they are able to enjoy their engagement at the club without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment, bullying and abuse.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.