Head Coach

  • Army FA
  • Aldershot, UK
  • 24 May, 2021
Full time Coaching Leadership & Management

Job Description

A vacancy for the position of Head Coach for the Army Men’s Team has become available and applications to fill the position are now being invited.

The position plays a fundamental role in the development and delivery of Men’s Football and TORs for the position are attached. The aim is to select the Head Coach ahead of season 21-22.  

Eligibility. In addition to the TORs  the position requires strong administrative, communication and inter personal skills and a thorough knowledge of Army football through playing, coaching or managing.

Applications. Applications must include a short Personal Statement setting out why the candidate should be considered for the role. The application should also include a CV setting out the individual’s experience and including relevant qualifications and positions.


Sift and Short List.  If required, the Personal Statements and CVs will be used to down-select to 3-4 applicants, who will be called forward for interview at a date to be advised.  

Interview.  An interview panel comprising of the Trustee Representative Football, a Board Member and an Independent Member (IM) will be constituted. Interviews are likely to be in early July and details will be confirmed after the sift and short list stage. Interviews can be held either face-to-face or via VTC or by phone, if appropriate.


The post holder is responsible for the follow tasks:

a. The Head Coach is responsible for producing detailed and specific training plans for the continued development of both players and Coaching Staff.

b. Ensure there is a coaching environment that is both specific and imaginative to allow players to develop and understand their roles and responsibilities within the Army Football Team.

c. Liaise with the Army Football Development Manager (FDM) to ensure best practice is maintained and new methodology and learning techniques are fully utilised, ensuring personal and professional development.

d. Continually liaise with Corps and Unit Coaches to ensure the best talent available is being recognised and encouraged to represent the Army Football Association.

e. Ensure the Army Football Association Ethos is maintained at all times by all Coaching Staff and Players.

f. Select a suitably manned, qualified and available staff for the Army team. (Approved by the Trustee)

g. Attend Corps and Unit fixtures as appropriate and ensure that there is a ‘scouting structure’ in place to identify the best talent.

I. Liaise directly with the staff (coach) of the U23 Development Team.

J. Produce detailed and specific training plans in preparation for the Inter Service Competition.


Applications are to be submitted by COP Friday 18 June 2021.