PGA Goalkeeper Coach

  • Charlton Athletic Football Club
  • Charlton Athletic Training Ground, Sparrows Lane, Eltham
  • 15 Feb, 2024
Full time Coaching EFL Goalkeeper Coach Soccer Coach

Job Description

About Us:

Charlton Athletic Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Charlton, south-east London. The club was founded on June 9th, 1905 and has a very storied history from rising to the top-flight of English Football in the 1930s (First Division) and again in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, to winning the FA Cup in 1947 and to leaving their Valley home in the mid-1980s only to make an impassioned return in 1992. Historically, the women's team played under Charlton Athletic from 2000 to 2007 but were released to become an independently run team in 2007 following the men's team's relegation from the Premier League.

The women's team were originally formed as a non-professional team in 1991 and were highly successful in the early 2000s winning The FA Cup, the League Cup, and the Charity Shield, as well as coming runners-up in the top division in multiple seasons. In February 2021, the club acquired the Charlton Athletic Women's team, turning the team full-time professional, and integrating them to become one club again.

Currently, our men's first team competes in League One, the third tier of English football, and our women's team competes in the Women’s Championship, the second highest division of women's football in England. At Charlton, we are ‘one club’ and can be truly described as a ‘family club’.

Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for the day to day development of PGA  goalkeepers;

  • Monitoring of goalkeepers performance during games and training;
  • Liaise closely with the coaches regarding training, games and progress of goalkeepers;
  • Ensure goalkeepers spend sufficient time coached with outfield players;
  • Session planning within the goalkeeping development programme;
  • Devise individual development plans and schemes based on analysis of performance;
  • ​Play an active role in recruitment and retention of goalkeepers in conjunction with the first team management;
  • Produce detailed player reports;
  • Attend any required FA in-service training sessions every year;
  • ​To take on any related ad hoc projects as directed by head coach or general manager;
  • To undertake CPD organised by the Club.

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • UEFA B Goalkeeper Licence (D);
  • Emergency First Aid Certificate (D).

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Background in football as a player or coach (E);
  • ​Knowledge of development and session planning (E). ​
  • Experience in Women's Football (E)

Additional Information:

  • Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK;
  • Charlton Athletic FC is committed to following relevant health & safety regulations and all members of staff are expected to be fully aware and adhere to, at all times, the Club’s H&S and fire safety procedures;
  • Charlton Athletic Football Club are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff to share this commitment;
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion are core to our values as a club. CAFC 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.   
  •  All employees are required to work in a confidential manner in all aspects of their work.
  • Overall performance will be formally assessed and reviewed regularly, with additional informal assessment taking place as necessary.
  • All employees are expected to comply with statutory requirements and the Club’s employment policies while carrying out their work. This post is one of continual development and the post holder will be encouraged to develop skills and capabilities, including participation in projects and training events. Accordingly, the range of duties and responsibilities outlined above may change from time to time to reflect the changing needs of the Club.