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Job listing closed on 14 Feb 2024
2 Feb 2024

Women’s Academy Goalkeeper Coach - Casual

🇬🇧 Manchester, UK
3+ years exp.

At Manchester United our aim is to Win the United Way – and the quality of our behind-the scenes team sets us apart from the competition.

Our people are as committed to the success of the company as the players are to winning trophies. We offer a unique and exciting working environment, excellent training, with recognition and rewards for the part each individual plays. Sounding good so far?

The Purpose:

The purpose of this role is to contribute to a winning women’s first team by developing Goalkeeper’s from its youth pathway. This will be achieved by creating the most successful girls’ academy by:

  • Revolutionising the way we nurture and maximise the potential of every Goalkeeper involved in our pathway.
  • Create a world-class environment.
  • Stretch and challenge Goal Keeper’s to maximize potential.

The Role:

  • Design, organise, and execute top-tier training sessions.
  • Strategize and prepare for every match, tailoring plans to meet each goalkeeper's specific requirements.
  • Consistently uphold the Manchester United development and coaching 'Redprint' philosophy.
  • Actively participate in continuous professional development events both internally and externally.
  • Prioritise player welfare and well-being.
  • Develop and implement set play strategies for match days.
  • Foster a constructive and supportive working atmosphere.
  • Collaborate effectively with other departments.
  • Maintain strict adherence to the company's safeguarding policy.
  • The role requires flexibility in working hours due to the dynamic nature of the games and training program. On average a typical working week can look like:
    • Monday 2pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 2pm-8pm
    • Wednesday – U21s Fixture
    • Friday 2pm-7pm
    • Saturday 9am-1pm

The Person:

  • Committed to making a positive impact on young people's lives.
  • Diligent, passionate, and dependable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including self-assurance, rapport-building, empathy, emotional intelligence, and approachability.
  • Familiarity with best practices in safeguarding.
  • Proficient in implementing policies and procedures, particularly in health and safety and risk assessments.


  • In-depth understanding of the women's and girls' game.
  • Proficiency in goalkeeping principles.
  • Expertise in set play profiling and taking charge of this aspect during training and match days.


  • Proven track record of conducting goalkeeper-specific sessions across various age groups.
  • Previous experience working with elite goalkeepers.


  • Ability to motivate and inspire female goalkeepers.
  • Proficiency in delivering professional and high-quality goalkeeper sessions.


  • Goalkeeping B Licence.
  • Emergency First Aid in Football qualification.
  • Valid Safeguarding Children certificate.
  • FA Youth Modules (Desirable).

If you would like to join the team and be part of our mission, to win the United way, please submit your application by Tuesday 6th February.

Manchester United endeavour to respond to all job applications, however, please consider that we receive a high volume of applications, and this may not always possible.

We recognise the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk at Manchester United, as part of this commitment this post is required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level, as well as full reference history.

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