Head Coach - Women's Team

  • Crystal Palace FC
  • Crystal Palace, London, UK
  • 22 May, 2023
Full time Coaching Leadership & Management Premier League Soccer Coach Womens Football

Job Description

Job Location      Sydenham High School, Worsley Bridge Road, BR3 1RL & CPFC Academy, Copers Cope Road, BR3 1NZ

Who we are:

We are Crystal Palace Football Club, a Premier League Football Club with more than a century of proud history. Spread across three different sites – our London office, Selhurst Park stadium and our Training Ground/Academy, we offer the best atmosphere and culture for our fans and our employees.

We strive for excellence in the workplace with a philosophy of high standards, professionalism, and a strong work ethic from our employees. We are constantly trying to grow, diversify and build with not only our team on the pitch, but also our team in the offices and on the ground.

About this role:

Crystal Palace FC Women’s team are looking for an experienced Head coach to lead and ensure the overall success of the team. This role will report to our Head of Women’s Football and the successful candidate will be responsible in managing the team and MDT, working towards the long-term plan of the club.


  • Develop and implement effective training sessions that improve the tactical, physical, and mental abilities of the team.
  • Create and execute game strategies that maximise the team's strengths and exploit the weaknesses of the opposition.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with players, coaching staff, management, and supporters.
  • Manage team personnel, including selecting the starting line-up, making substitutions, and managing player discipline.
  • Conduct a formal programme of observing player performance and provide effective feedback for development.
  • Maintain accurate records and reports of team performance, player development, and other relevant data.
  • Contribute appropriately to the development of teaching and coaching resources.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest coaching trends, and technologies, and incorporate them into the team's training sessions.
  • To attend all training sessions and matches played by the Club.
  • Represent the Club at League Competition/FA meetings.
  • Work closely with the Head of Women’s Football to develop and implement long-term goals and strategies.
  • Maintain an up-to-date record of all coaches’ qualifications and license.
  • Directly manage and lead the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Uphold and promote the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required by line manager.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • UEFA A Licence (essential)
  • Experience as a Head coach
  • Knowledge of the demands of Women’s Professional Game
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire players, coaching staff, and management.
  • Pro Licence (desirable)
  • Experience in using analytical software (WyScout, Sportscode, Hudl, Statsbomb)
  • Extensive experience of working across all levels in the professional game.
  • Experience working in Women’s football. (desirable)


  • Complimentary match day ticket
  • Reward and Discount Scheme through our Tech Scheme and Simple Health app
  • Health and Wellbeing benefit scheme
  • 20% Discount in our Retail Stores
  • Holiday allowance that increases every year of service

Our commitment to Equality

At Crystal Palace Football Club, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is spirited and continues to grow due to the working environment, which makes all staff feel appreciated and welcomed. Crystal Palace Football Club do this by encouraging good relations and practices towards different groups and are committed to promoting employment opportunities that celebrate diversity.

We are committed to attracting, recruiting, and retaining the most talented candidates and the club intends to ensure that everyone who wishes to engage with the club, whether as matchday fans, staff, players, board members, participants in Foundation programmes and any other person engaged with the club's activities, has a real and equal opportunity to do so.

Reasonable Adjustments

If you require disability-related adjustments during the recruitment process, please contact DLO@cpfc.co.uk. We are here to help you through the whole recruitment process including trying to apply for a vacancy, getting in touch with us through the process, and/or helping with access in case you are required to come in for an interview.


Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and vulnerable people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder will be subject to any relevant security checks as required.