Academy Manager

  • Burnley Football Club
  • Burnley FC Training Ground
  • 11 May, 2023
Full time Academy

Job Description

About us

Burnley FC is an established professional football club with a rich history, located in the heart of the town and its community, we believe that Burnley is a special place – a home to extraordinary people like you. Come and be part of our story!

The role

An exciting opportunity has become available for an Academy Manager to lead our Academy department at a pivotal time of transition and change for Burnley Football Club. This is a flexible role, and the successful candidate will be expected to work some evenings and weekends.

The person

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working within a high-performance environment with prior experience of working within a category 1 or 2 academy. This person must have a forward-thinking approach to player development and demonstrate high skill levels in in the above.

Role expectations

This is a development role that requires an academy specialist; someone with a clear desire to develop 
both players and staff to maximise their potential. The Academy Manager will also be expected to:

  • Ensure that our Academy Performance Plan is efficiently and effectively implemented.
  • Be committed to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all elite players, promoting their well being whilst maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Work alongside the Head of Academy Coaching to implement and measure the game model and coaching curriculum for Burnley FC.
  • Work collaboratively with different departments, including the Player Recruitment, Education, Analysis and Sports Science/Medicine staff in order to ensure all stakeholders understand the methodology and it’s and implementation into the overall strategy and daily decision-making.
  • Ensure the game model and player development aligns with the overall vision and strategy for the Club.
  • Create robust and comprehensive rating systems and other visualisations to provide up to date insightful information for the football department.
  • Establish a sustainable system and approach to coach and player development within the Academy.
  • Undertake self-development to ensure knowledge in relation to all aspect of coaching and coach development is up-to-date and forward thinking.
  • Evaluate the Coach Competency Framework and ensure it is aligned with the coaching curriculum and game model. Head of Academy Coaching,
  • Ensure every staff member in the Academy has a personalised Development Action Plan (DAP) that is tailored to meet their needs and which they buy-in to as a ‘living’ document

How to apply

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on the Burnley Football Club website (alternative format available upon request). CV’s will not be accepted.

Burnley Football Club are committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS) which will be paid for by the employer.

Please note that due to the number of applications we receive, only candidates selected for interview will be notified.

The full job description can be found on the Burnley Football Club website