Youth Development Phase Lead Coach at Coventry City Academy

  • Coventry City Football Club
  • Coventry, UK
  • 24 May, 2023
Full time Academy Coaching EFL Leadership & Management Soccer Coach Youth

Job Description

Coventry City Academy is excited to be able to offer the rare opportunity to join the full time coaching team as Youth Development Phase Lead Coach.

Working closely with the Head of Coaching at the football club, the successful applicant will be responsible for the implementation, delivery and evaluation of the Academy syllabus for the Under 13 to Under 16 players, whilst acting as ‘cell lead’ for the Under 15 and Under 16 age groups.

Managing a team of part time coaching staff, the role will also oversee the individual development plans, weekly feedback reports and six weekly reviews for all Academy Youth Development Phase players.

The successful applicant will receive a personal staff development plan to support their own learning, have access to a range of formal CPD opportunities throughout the season and provided with support on their coaching from the club’s Academy Head of Coaching.


Coventry City Academy operates under the values of Respect, Development and Resilience.  These traits are encouraged in all players and staff members, and the successful applicant will show a willingness to embrace these daily.



In addition, the successful candidate will:

  • Be able to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Have excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Understand the need for flexible working hours.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with all club staff members
  • Be adaptable to work to the demands of the job and needs of the players
  • Display a growth mindset towards self-improvement and personal development
  • Live within a workable distance of the football club
  • Be passionate about working with and developing young people


Coventry City FC is committed safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We are committed to safer recruitment throughout the company. An enhanced DBS check is a requirement of the role.


Coventry City FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

 Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.