Pre-Academy and Development Coordinator

  • Brighton & Hove Albion FC
  • Brighton, UK
  • 09 Jan, 2021
Full time Coordinator Youth

Job Description

Who are Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club?

Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud that our elite teams compete at the highest level of football in England, those being the Premier League, and the Women's Super League. Our home; the spectacular 30,000+ seater American Express Community Stadium hosts in the most parts, our Premier League journey whereas Broadfield Stadium, with a capacity of over 6,000, hosts mainly, our Women's Super League journey. We are thrilled to have our two elite teams competing in the very top respective divisions of English football.


The job

As the Pre-Academy and Development Coordinator, you will be accountable for overseeing our Pre-Academy department, based at our Elite Football Performance Centre.   You will manage the transition of players in and out of the group, linking closely with the Clubs Development Centres.   The post holder will also coordinate our Development Programme to aid players who have been identified and recruited from grassroots clubs and private academies.


What does the day to day look like?

You will ensure the Pre-Academy coaching syllabus is being followed and delivered to a Category 1 Level.  You will be organising a comprehensive events calendar, including a weekend and midweek Pre-Academy games programme in addition to hosting in-house Development Centre tournaments. Your focus will be to ensure all players and parents have a positive experience with the Club by forming and maintaining strong relationships.  You will also spend a significant amount of your time establishing fundamental links between the local centres and London as this is an integral aspect to the Recruitment Department.


What we need

To be considered for this position, our ideal candidate must hold a Talent ID Level 2 and UEFA B coaching qualification along with a recognised First Aid Qualification and a valid membership to FACA.  The post holder must also be able to demonstrate a strong knowledge of child protection issues including holding a valid FA Safeguarding Children Workshop Certificate.  If you have the above qualifications and have a sound understanding of talent identification, scouting and recruitment at Academy level, we would love to hear from you!


Our values

Values play a pivotal role in the success of the Club. Our values are not just a list of words we expect our people to learn, but a set of filters through which we deliver to each other, our fans, our partners and our sponsors ¿ in fact, with anyone who interacts in anyway with our brand. Each year we hold the TEAAM Brighton awards where peer to peer nominations are recorded. Those with the most nominations take away awards for their commitment to the TEAAM Brighton value.


Our values are:


  • Treat People Well
  • Exceed Expectations
  • Aim High. Never Give Up
  • Act with Integrity
  • Make it Special


What is in it for you?

In return for your hard work and commitment to us, you will receive a competitive reward package which will include, but not limited to:


  • A flexible working environment
  • Free breakfast and lunch (fantastic healthy and tasty food provided by our inhouse chefs)
  • Free VIP onsite parking (a train station onsite and accessible bus travel)
  • Travel discounts
  • Discounts at the Clubs superstore
  • Ice cream (as a treat when it is particularly hot)
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Health benefits including eye care and health and fitness
  • Discounts and benefits for local businesses

Inclusion in the Clubs discretionary bonus scheme


Disability Confident

Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud to be a disability confident employer who are committed to supporting candidates with disabilities throughout our recruitment and selection process. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our People and Culture team.


Equality Statement

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club celebrates and values the diversity brought by employees, potential employees, casual workers, potential casual workers, players, potential players, applicants, supporters, participants on community programmes and customers and believes the Club benefits from engaging with everyone from a variety of backgrounds, thus allowing it to meet the needs of a diverse population within a multi-cultural society. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership.


Safeguarding Statement

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Closing Date: 22 Jan 2021