Part-Time Academy Coach

  • Swindon Town FC
  • Swindon, UK
  • 26 Feb, 2023
Part time Academy Coaching EFL Soccer Coach Youth

Job Description

Swindon Town Football Club is seeking to recruit a dynamic, energetic and ambitious person to fill the roll of Academy Coach

Reporting to: Lead Phase Coach and Head of Coaching (David Farrell)

Location: Any STFC Training venue including The County Ground

Key duties include but not limited to: 

  • To assist the Head of Coaching and lead phase coaches with the coaching programme for a specific age group of players and deliver related practices associated with excellence in football.
  • Support development of Academy Players.
  • To enter all coaching sessions, game fixtures/game time, game plan reports, learning objectives and development reports and other necessary work as required on the PMA.
  • Monitor players and report their progress on a regular basis, completing the relevant reports.
  • Commit to a training and games programme as required.
  • To be available for all internal CPD and keep relevant FA qualifications up to date.
  • To demonstrate the ability to motivate players & age group coaches.
  • The Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, as well as all adults at risk, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff regardless of their role must adhere to the Club’s safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • To report any injury concerns on players to the Physiotherapy Department.
  • Comply with all company policies/procedures. Adhere to all company regulations regarding policies, procedures, health, safety and security.
  • All other duties that may arise from time to time and fall within the scope of this position.
  • Be available to drive the club car/mini-bus when required to matches/training and any other club engagements.


  • Hold the minimum ‘UEFA B’ Licence.
  • Hold, or working towards FA Advanced Youth Award.
  • Hold an up to date FA Safeguarding qualification.
  • Hold the FA Emergency First Aid Level 2 qualification Level 2 (EFAiF) within the last 3 years.


  • Lives the Academy Values and can thrive within the desired environment.
  • Ability to liaise empathetically and effectively with young players, parents, scouts & coaches.
  • A clear understanding of the standards of behaviour and codes of conduct required within the Academy.
  • A professional “can do” attitude with strong organisational and administrative skills.
  • A desire to seek solutions, A genuine team player.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and is personally committed to achieving agreed objectives.
  • Is receptive to feedback about own behaviour, strength’s and areas for improvement.
  • Displays a high level of confidentiality.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn.