U16s Assistant Coach

  • Essex County FA
  • Essex, UK
  • 18 Jul, 2021
Part time Coaching Community Youth

Job Description

Essex County Football Association, have proudly delivered the FA’s Regional Talent Club (RTC) programme for the last eight seasons and more recently have been rewarded an extension to continue operate the programme until the end of the 2021/22. This extension falls in line with The FA’s ongoing review of the current pathway and provision for talented female players.

The FA Girls Regional Talent Club programme is to identify and support the development of elite female players within a technical and educational programme to enable them to fulfil their sporting potential.

To ensure that we can continue to meet the programme’s purpose and the licence requirements outlined by The FA, we are seeking an U16s assistant coach to support the head coach in taking responsibility for the players in their respective age group. They will support the head coach in implementing the technical programme ‘The Essex Way’ and the centres vision/ethos in both training and match day environments with the aim to develop each and every player.

They will have an overview and understanding of the need for collaborative working with other staff within the programme to support player development both internally and within the elite player pathway. 

The successful candidate will be required to have the following qualifications in place;  

  • Minimum UEFA B Licence completed
  • Minimum of FA Youth Award Modules 1 and 2; Blocks 1 and 2 of the ‘new’ (post Aug 1ST, 2016) FA Level 2 in Coaching Football
  • In date - FA Safeguarding Children Workshop
  • In date – FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football
  • In date FA Enhanced DBS

To apply for this exciting opportunity within the elite female pathway, please send in your CV and covering letter to centre manager Dani Warnes (essexrtc@essexfa.com). The application window closes at midnight on Friday 30th July 2021 – 9am. A provisional interview period has been set for the week commencing the 9th August 2021, this will include an evening practical session on either the Monday evening 18:00 – 20:00 or the Wednesday 18:30 – 20:00 taking place in Colchester, Essex, CO2 9BG.

Please note this role is part-time, will require an immediate start and is fixed for one season 2021/22.


Essex County Football Association promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter.