Player Development Centre Coach

  • Watford Football Club
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 May, 2021
Full time Coaching Community Youth

Job Description



Our vision is to ‘improve lives, enhance communities’ and aim to ‘make a positive difference for all through sport, physical activity and learning’. We have developed a strong track record of delivering high quality community-based initiatives and services.
Our work focuses on three priority areas: Health & Wellbeing, Learning & Skills, and Social Inclusion, alongside a core theme of work in Football and Sports Development. These are all underpinned by our promise to deliver accessible opportunities.
Summary of your role:
Are you a passionate team player who wants to make a positive difference through football? Look no further and apply to join our Player Development Centre team to deliver on one of six Player Development Centres across Hertfordshire & Harrow. We are specifically looking for coaches (Outfield & Goalkeeper Coaches) for the following Player Development Centres:

  • Girls PDC
  • Boys PDC & Boys Advanced PDC (St Albans / Hemel / Watford / Harrow)

You will be key to educating & developing young people around how to develop as a footballer & as a person.

Your key responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Providing high quality football delivery to local ‘advanced’ Grassroots Football Players in line with projects values and structure.
  • Ensuring that coaching sessions delivered in the Player Development Centres are in line with the FA Four Corner Model & our PDC Coaching Syllabus.
  • Ensuring you tailor your coaching approach / style to fit the individual needs for each player.
  • Ensuring the team provides high quality provision to all players.
  • Liaising with the Player Development Centre Lead to build new & existing relationships with local Grassroots Football Clubs and/or players.

You Must Have:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football or working towards.
  • In-date First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications.
  • Experience of delivering high quality football sessions to ‘advanced’ Grassroots players.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Good organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Due to the demands of the role, you will need to have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle.
  • Flexible approach to working evenings, weekends, and commitment to fixtures during half terms.

You would ideally have, but not vital:

  • UEFA B (L3) Certificate in Coaching Football or working towards.
  • Experience of working within a Community Club Organisation.
  • Experience coaching within the Female Game.

What is in it for you?

  • Chance to join an award-winning charity and work alongside a high-quality delivery team, determined to use the positive power of sport, physical activity and learning for social good.
  • Opportunity to benefit from a range of training and development opportunities.

Equal Opportunities:
We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic working environment by building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more wide-ranging we are, the better our work will be.
We are committed to Safeguarding children and adults at risk. The necessary Disclosure and Barring Service check will apply to this post.