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Job listing closed on 5 Jul 2024
21 Jun 2024

Women’s Academy Goalkeeper Coach - Casual

🇬🇧 Manchester, UK
3+ years exp.

At Manchester United, our focus is to create a high-performance environment where everyone can be their best, working together towards our common goal of football success. We believe the key to achieving this goal is connection and collaboration. Everyone coming together, working from one of our Manchester United office locations every working day to share skills, knowledge and ideas, building on the best of what we already do and looking at where we need to change and innovate.

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:

  • Plan, prepare and deliver high quality training sessions.
  • Plan and prepare for each match with particular emphasis on the needs of each individual GK.
  • To always adhere to the Manchester United development & coaching ‘Redprint’ philosophy.
  • To engage fully in CPD events organised internally and externally.
  • Support player welfare.
  • To plan and deliver set play roles for match days.
  • Contribute towards a positive working environment.
  • To effectively work in conjunction with other departments.
  • Ensure compliance with the company’s safeguarding policy.
  • Potential hours:
      • Monday 11am-7pm
      • Tuesday 11am-7pm
      • Wednesday – U21s Fixture
      • Friday 10am – 6pm
      • Saturday 8:45am-12:30pm

The Person:

  • Want to make a positive difference to young people
  • Hard working, enthusiastic and reliable
  • People Skills (Self-assured, build rapport, empathise with others, emotionally intelligent, approachable).
  • Understanding of Safeguarding best practice
  • Knowledge of implementing policies and procedures especially health and safety and risk assessments.


  • Of the Women and Girls game
  • Goalkeeping principles
  • Set play profiling and taking responsibility for this in training and match days.


  • Delivering goalkeeper specific sessions to a range of age groups
  • Working with elite Goalkeepers.


  • Ability to motivate and inspire female Goalkeepers.
  • Deliver professional and high-quality goalkeeper sessions.


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

Sound interesting? If you'd like to submit your application, please do so by Wednesday 3rd July.

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