Girls’ Regional Talent Club (RTC) Technical Director

  • Blackburn Rovers FC
  • Blackburn, UK
  • 18 Nov, 2021
Full time Academy Youth

Job Description

Job purpose

To establish a sustainable system and approach to coach development within the Regional Talent Club.


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; 
  • To develop coaches so they improve and perform to the best of their potential and are consequently able to maximize the potential of the players they work with; 
  • To design, manage and implement the coaching curriculum to all phases; 
  • Work according to Blackburn Rovers Ladies FC philosophy and values; 
  • Ensure coaches have a clear understanding and acceptance of their development needs and an up-to-date Training Need Analysis (TNA); 
  • Ensure individual coaches have Development Action Plans (DAP); 
  • Work with coaches to develop their abilities and potential; 
  • Ensure coaches hold required qualifications and up-to-date licenses; 
  • To ensure development programmes are designed and delivered; 
  • To ensure coaches are working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT); 
  • Oversee the aligning of coaching curriculum with playing and coaching philosophy; 
  • To design and implement a Club Specific Coach Competency Framework (CCF) to monitor and evaluate coaches in order to develop DAPs and group coach development opportunities; 
  • To ensure the RTC Coaching Curriculum is constantly delivered in line with the Ladies playing philosophy and coaching philosophy; 
  • To provide assistance in ensuring the RTC meets the requirements to ensure FA Funding & Requirements for the RTC Licence; 
  • Liaise with Lead BRFC Community Trust Women & Girls Development Officer ensuring that an effective schools/development programme is in operation; 
  • Liaise with the Centre Manager with regards to individual players and possible personal development plans (ILPs);
  • Attend regular RTC Management Team meetings and attend when required FA RTC and Blackburn Rovers team meetings; 
  • To deliver to the staff appraisals for all part time academy coaches annually and all support staff appraisals; 
  • Where required, work with an Age Group that may need assistance / coaching experience; and 
  • Deliver CPD events as required to all coaches across the Academy


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 (or close to completion); 
  • 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.