Ladies First Team Coach

  • Blackburn Rovers FC
  • Blackburn, UK
  • 18 Nov, 2021
Full time Coaching Premier League Womens Football

Job Description

Job purpose

To coach the Ladies Team in preparation for fixtures and to help assist at all team matches working closely with the first team Manager.


Duties and responsibilities

  • To be committed to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all elite players, promoting their well-being needs whilst maintaining professional boundaries; 
  • Work according to Blackburn Rovers Ladies Football Club philosophy and values; 
  • To support the Manager in all aspects of the Performance Plan as part of the overall football club’s strategy; 
  • To support volunteers assigned to work within the ladies team and assist with their learning and professional development; 
  • To plan, prepare and evaluate relevant and specific coaching sessions for the players; 
  • Cooperate with the Regional Talent Club (RTC) Technical Director for design and implementation of a suitable training programme for the ladies season; 
  • To be organised and punctual at all times and be approachable for all players; 
  • Be familiar with the Safeguarding Children requirements as outlined in the Safeguarding Children Policy and comply with its requirements to safeguard and protect the welfare of children and vulnerable adults; 
  • Ensure the players health, safety and wellbeing is considered at all times and appropriate plans are implemented; 
  • Take responsibility for all coaching equipment and ensure it is maintained and usable for each session; 
  • Review coaching sessions in detail that have been delivered so that the players and your own performance is monitored and able to be viewed by the RTC Technical Director and Ladies Manager; 
  • Be pro-active in your own CPD to ensure you are developing and evolving within your own role; 
  • Ensure all players receive weekly targets that are related to the coaching curriculum and receive feedback in relation to that target each week; 
  • Interact with players to ensure the full review platform is a two way process; 
  • Ensure that every Ladies match is reviewed in full including teams targets and the individual performance of the players; and 
  • Any other duties as reasonably assigned by the Ladies Manager


Skills required

  • A dynamic, confident communicator whilst able to adapt style and approach as and when required; able to engage with businesses, coaches and players; 
  • Attention to detail and excellent organisational skills are required along with a conscientious approach to all areas of work; 
  • Flexible approach to work with a proven commitment to teamwork; and 
  • Knowledge of safeguarding children and/or vulnerable groups


Knowledge required

  • Knowledge of working with female elite players; 
  • Have a knowledge of player development within the female game; and 
  • Have a knowledge and multiple player links for enhancing player recruitment.


Qualifications required

  • UEFA A Licence (essential) 
  • FA Youth Licence; 
  • FA Emergency First Aid; and 
  • FA Safeguarding


Due to high-levels of interest, this post may close early so early application is advised, otherwise the closing date for this role is 12 noon on Tuesday 30th November 2021.