Foundation Phase/Youth Development Phase Casual Coaches

  • Charlton Athletic Football Club
  • London, UK
  • 19 Jul, 2021
Part time Coaching Youth

Job Description

Location: Charlton Athletic Training Ground, South-East London 

Salary: Competitive Session Rate (Depending on Qualifications) 

Hours: Casual role that includes a varied working week to coach an age group squad for 3-4 sessions per week


Charlton Athletic is an English Football Club currently playing in League One of the EFL, established in 1905 and based in South East London. Our mission is to continue to work in partnership, building on our unique heritage by developing a first-class experience for fans, business partners and the local community. 


We are looking to recruit a number of part time coaches at both Foundation and Youth Development Phases, to work within our Youth Academy, holding the responsibility for the coaching and development of our players in a particular age group.



Key Responsibilities: 

  • To coach an age group squad for 3/4 sessions per week  
  • To joint-manage the team for all matches  
  • To plan and evaluate all training sessions using the Premier League’s Performance Management Application (PMA)
  • To evaluate player and team match performances on PMA. 
  • To produce detailed player cycle evaluation reports via PMA regularly throughout the season and to attend player meetings to discuss these performance reviews.  
  • To attend all appropriate meetings and Continued Professional Development (CPD) courses organised by the Youth Academy
  • To keep all relevant qualifications up-to-date




Main job requirements and person specification


Education/Qualifications (or internationally recognised equivalent)/Training:

  • UEFA B Licence (E)
  • Advance Youth Award (D)
  • FA Youth Module Awards 1, 2 and 3 (E/working towards qualification)
  • Child Protection Certificate (E) 
  • Emergency First Aid in Football (E/working towards qualification)



Specific Experience:

  • Background in football as a player or coach at a good level with the ability to demonstrate the relevant techniques of the game (E)  
  • Experience of coaching elite / high level players of school age (D)
  • The organisational skills and commitment to produce and keep up to date the required administrative tasks as detailed above (E)
  • Enthusiasm, passion, positivity, reliability and the ability to be reflective and positive to feed-back (E) 
  • Significant experience as a coach (minimum 5 years) (E) 
  • An understanding of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) environment and the importance of the Four Corners of youth development and the Long-Term Player Development model (D)
  • The ability to work as part of a team (E) 




  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (E) 
  • Excellent ability to coach with creativity and clarity, the fundamentals of the game within a structured framework (E)
  • Ability to work with all levels of management and be able to work as part of a team as well as to take own initiative (E) 
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines in a pressurised environment (E)
  • Reliable and highly motivated towards the role and trustworthy with sensitive data (E)
  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of the wider multi-disciplinary team (E)
  • A high-level of care towards young people with an acute awareness of the responsibility for creating a respectful and safe, but challenging environment for all.




Charlton Athletic Football club are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We endeavour to provide a fun, safe and welcoming environment where children and young people feel respected and valued. 


If you are successful then you will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS.


Additional Information: 

  • Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK;
  • As such, this post is exempt for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the successful candidate must disclose all convictions spent convictions should be declared, that have not been subject to filtering by the DBS;
  • Charlton Athletic 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.
  • Any personal data that you provide to Charlton Athletic Football Club Ltd (data controller) will be processed in line with applicable data protection laws and will be used only for the purpose of recruitment.
  • We will keep your personal information for 6 months after which we will erase it.  You can always choose to have your data erased earlier by emailing us at 



This will be a casual role that includes a varied working week potentially including afternoon, evening, and weekend work over an academy football season.