We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic individual to join our Academy as Head of Coaching. The role will work across the coaching pathway and Player Development pillar to support the professional development of Academy staff.

Based at our Motspur Park Training Ground you will play a key role in the development and implementation of the Academy’s philosophies. Working with coaches, practitioners and Heads of Department you will be expected to demonstrate outstanding inter-personal skills, and experience of supporting and developing staff.

As a member of the Academy Management Team you will be expected to work well as part of a team to achieve both strategic and development objectives in line with the Academy Performance Plan. You will also work closely with the Academy’s Insights Manager to identify and fulfil research initiatives to improve understanding and practice within the Academy.

You will be able to demonstrate your previous experience of providing service excellence to staff at differing stages of their career and show the capabilities to work with Heads of Department through collaboration and 1-to-1s in building Development Action Plans with staff.

Experience of people development in sport is crucial, with experience working within an elite football environment being preferable. Outstanding planning, organisation and reflective skills is vital. You will have the ability to work with staff to understand their training needs in relation to the competences and duties of their role. Furthermore, you will be expected to support the development of the Academy’s CPD programme across phases and departments.

The ability to construct, manage and develop outstanding learning environments is essential for this position, as is a strong understanding of player development throughout the pathway.

You must have the following:

  • Level 4 sports coaching qualification or relevant level 4 professional qualification/degree in people development (football or other).

  • FA Safeguarding (acquired before starting role)

  • First Aid for Sport (acquired before starting role)

  • DBS clearance

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