Player Development Centre Coach

  • Watford Football Club
  • Watford, UK
  • 10 Jun, 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.

Closing Date: Friday 25 June 2021