U15 Lead Coach

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

Job Description

Job Location      Academy Training Ground BR3 1NZ

Contract Type    Full-time

Salary/ ROP       Competitive

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:

Reporting into the Head of Coaching & Academy Director the Youth Development Phase Coach will be responsible for the day to day management of the U15 squad and multi-disciplinary team.


  • Manage, coach, motivate and develop players within the U15 squad – allowing the elite players within the group to achieve their maximum potential.
  • Devise technical and tactical training sessions in line with the CPFC playing philosophy and player needs.
  • Develop a collective understanding of CPFC playing style using a variety of created ways.
  • Ensure cohesion and management of individual U15 players.
  • Set, monitor and develop high quality professional standard and team ethic for the players.
  • Implement individual learning plans for players.
  • Work in collaboration with all Academy staff.
  • Work in line with the strategy as agreed by the club.
  • Support the annual review of the ‘game model’ content.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required by line manager.
  • Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • UEFA A-License or higher
  • FA Advanced Youth Award
  • Extensive experience of coaching at an Elite Academy
  • Extensive leadership experience
  • Highly organized
  • Self-motivated and driven to succeed


  • 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.