Bees FC Academy Manager

£20,000 - £30,000 yearly
  • The Hive Foundation
  • The Hive Stadium, Camrose Avenue, London, UK
  • 18 May, 2021
Full time Academy

Job Description

Barnet Football Club (the Club) is seeking an Academy Manager to oversee the operations and management of the Club’s Bees FC Academy.


Reporting to Head of the Hive Foundation, The Academy Manager will be responsible for the delivery of the Academy Coaching Programme throughout multiple phases of the Academy including the progression and development of all coaches within the Academy.






Working for the Academy, the Academy Manager will be managing the programme and future development of the Academy, players and its staff.  This is an important role within the club as the Club’s vision and strategy is to promote players from the local area and develop them within our environment.


You will be responsible for managing the full and part time staff within the Club’s Academy staffing structure and have responsibility for guiding the ongoing philosophy.


Conduct & Expectancies:


Management and Administration

Managing and Leading a Multi-Disciplinary Team

Finance and Budgets

Identifying potential Talent

Previous Management in Elite Sport

Thorough understanding of Academy structures


Specifically to:


Lead the Academy Management Team

Oversee the day to day running of the Academy

Manage the Academy budget

Work closely with the Head of the Hive Foundation/Senior Professional Development phase staff to ensure a pathway for all Academy players

Create an environment of continuous improvement to produce professional players for the Club

Educate and lead in all areas of the Technical/Tactical/Physical/Psychological Development Programme

Have good knowledge of player development to report, evaluate and feedback to coaches

To integrate with all Academy Department staff and to deliver a holistic development programme for all players

Provide communication of the Academy Performance Plan across all levels of the Performance Pathway

Ensure all coaches handle the relevant data accordingly in order to accurately measure the quality of progression and development provided to each player

Undertake and oversee relevant Safe to Operate, standards and compliance audits

Be committed and skilled to understand the needs of different age groups




Carry out administrative duties as and when required to ensure that the programme is organised

Produce regular reports to the Board of Directors and performance reviews

Meet administrative duties and deadlines

To ensure all paperwork, session plans and registers are up to date and supplied to the Academy Administrator and Head of Recruitment for all age groups


Qualifications & CPD:


UEFA A License

FA Youth Award

Be committed to the Club’s CPD and make every effort to enhance personal skills and qualifications to meet the Academy needs

Be responsible for own CPD, Coaching Qualifications and Safeguarding

Be qualified in First Aid EFAIF (as required by the FA)

Maintain your highest coaching licence with further progression or refresher course via the FA Coaching Pathway

Attend the Club’s in-service training days where required

Attend mandatory CPD days/evenings

Keep up to date with the latest news/research regarding how best to develop players (Study Visits)





Good communication skills and ability to interact positively with colleagues, parents and Academy Players



Willing to work as part of a team

Must be trustworthy and reliable

Clean Driving License

Enhanced DBS certificate

Can manage own time effectively

A strong work ethic






Ability to meet targets and set KPIs

Strength in time management, administrative ability, organisation and customer service skills is essential

Ability to identify opportunities and show initiative

Confident and can influence at all levels

Demonstrates excellent communication skills – both written and verbal

Ability to work both as part of a team and under own initiative

Strong organisational and planning skills

Manages their own development

Keyboard skills, including use of Word, Excel and Outlook

Worked within football previously within an Academy




Barnet FC is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We are committed to safer recruitment throughout the company. An enhanced DBS check and the receipt of satisfactory references are a requirement of the role.


This post requires Enhanced Criminal Records Checks and checks against the Barred Lists and is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).  Therefore, all convictions including spent convictions that have not been subject to filtering by the DBS should be declared.





Barnet FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.


Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Hours of work: Full Time including Evenings and Weekends





To apply for the Academy Manager role, please send a covering letter and up to date CV to by Thursday 17th June 2021.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview via email or telephone.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact those who are shortlisted for interview.