Senior Women's Physical Performance Coach

  • The FA
  • The Football Association, Newborough Road, Needwood, Burton-on-Trent, UK
  • 12 Sep, 2021
Full time Coaching Leadership & Management Womens Football

Job Description

Our Organisation

Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation through Winning England Teams. The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England. We are responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grass roots through to the professional game, The FA Cup and the England International teams, and has two core assets: Wembley Stadium and St George's Park.


To deliver against our goal we have reallocated resources and invested heavily in developing a team of exceptional people capable of creating winning England teams at our world-class training facilities at St George's Park in Staffordshire. This is a unique and exciting time to join The FA and the Technical Team will be integral to the organisation achieving its goals.


Role Description:

  • Deliver a world class physical performance, nutrition and coaching service to England Women to enable the development of world leading physical capability for the England Women's Senior team.
  • To contribute to the England Women's Blueprint for Success which aims to inspire the development of players and teams who are physically durable and ready to physically dominate international football.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead a women's football specific ‘game changing' physical performance service to the England Senior Women's team.
  • Development of a detailed strategy and physical development plan for the Senior Women's team that integrates and influences the overall strategy for the Women's Seniors.
  • Create a bridge between data and football. Drive and interpret data towards women's football specific questions.
  • Foster close working relationships with Women's Senior national coaches and support staff that delivers a cohesive multidisciplinary approach at all times.
  • Delivery of physical performance and nutrition planning, coaching and review to the Senior Women's team while providing reference and assistance to other England teams within the system.
  • Cultivate close working relationships with peers in professional clubs to enable knowledge of and management of international players.
  • Assist the England Women Physical Pathway Lead in the development of an overall strategy for physical performance and nutrition which encompasses best practice in all aspects of physical preparation, recovery and player management specific for women's international football.
  • Assist in the leadership and delivery of key internal and external research projects which underpin future service development.
  • Develop and maintain an extensive network of organisations and individuals outside football with whom to share and develop best practice.
  • Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.


What we are looking for:


  • A qualification at degree level (or equivalent) in sports science or a related discipline.
  • Extensive experience in front line delivery of physical performance coaching at senior level in elite football.
  • Experience in implementation and influence of strategic planning within football.
  • Outstanding academic and applied knowledge contemporary practice in physical performance development.
  • Track record of successfully integrating into established and developing multidisciplinary teams.
  • Evidence of delivering change programmes in elite sport.


  • Master's degree or higher in sports science or related discipline.
  • A football coaching qualification
  • Experience in football
  • Experience in international sport.
  • Experience in Women's elite level sport


What we can offer you:

  • An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
  • Attractive benefits and a competitive salary for the right candidate.


The Football Association Group 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.

Closing date: 24 September 2021