Girls Player Development Coach

  • Watford FC Community Sport and Education Trust
  • Watford, UK
  • 22 Nov, 2023
Casual Coaching Community Premier League Womens Football Youth

Job Description

Our vision is to ‘improve lives, enhance communities’ and aim to ‘make a positive difference for all through sport, physical activity and learning’. We have developed a strong track record of delivering high quality community-based initiatives and services.

Our work focuses on three priority areas: Health & Wellbeing, Learning & Skills, and Social Inclusion, alongside a core theme of work in Football and Sports Development. These are all underpinned by our promise to deliver accessible opportunities.

Summary of your role:

Are you a passionate team player who wants to make a positive difference through football? Look no further and apply to join our Player Development team to deliver on one of Player Development Centres across Hertfordshire & Harrow. You will be key to educating & developing young people around how to develop as a footballer & as a person.

Your key responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Providing high quality football delivery to local ‘advanced’ grassroots football players in line with projects values and structure.
  • Ensuring that coaching sessions delivered are in line with the FA Four Corner Model & our PDC / Skill Centres coaching syllabus.
  • Ensuring you tailor your coaching approach / style to fit the individual needs for each player.
  • Ensuring the team provides high quality provision to all players.
  • Liaising with the Player Development Centre lead to build new & existing relationships with local grassroots football clubs and/or players.

You Must Have:

  • PDC: Minimum Level 2/UEFA C Certificate in Coaching Football or working towards
  • In-date First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications
  • Experience of delivering high quality football sessions to ‘advanced’ Grassroots players.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Good organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Due to the demands of the role, you will need to have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle.
  • Flexible approach to working evenings, weekends, and commitment to fixtures during half terms
  • Understanding of the Trust commitment to EDI & Safeguarding

You would ideally have, but not vital:

  • PDC: UEFA B (L3) Certificate in Coaching Football or working towards.
  • Experience of working within a Community Club Organisation

What is in it for you?

  • Chance to join an award-winning charity and work alongside a high-quality delivery team, determined to use the positive power of sport, physical activity and learning for social good.
  • Opportunity to benefit from a range of training and development opportunities
  • Friendly working environment
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Flexible working environment
  • Investors in People accreditation


Our Commitment:

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI):

We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic working environment by building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all sections of the Community.


We provide a safe and secure environment for all.  We believe Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & adults is everyone responsibility.  Everyone in the organisation has a role to play, to ensure that Trust policies, procedures and practices in regard to Safeguarding are followed.


Closing: 25 Sep 2022