Foundation Phase Lead Coach

  • Bolton Wanderers Football Club
  • Bolton, UK
  • 03 Feb, 2024
Full time Coaching Leadership & Management Soccer Coach Youth

Job Description

About The Role
Key Responsibilities:
  • Implement a comprehensive coaching curriculum across the Foundation Phase and Pre-Academy, with a clear understanding of the Academy Performance Plan and EPPP rules for the Foundation Phase.
  • Effectively manage and develop full-time and part-time coaches to achieve the level of coaching required for the Academy's Foundation Phase.
  • Monitor coaching and promote good practice across the Foundation Phase and Pre-Academy, ensuring coaches are delivering coaching sessions in line with the coaching curriculum.
  • Work with the Head of Academy and other key staff to set targets and outcomes in line with the Academy Performance Plan.
  • Ensure coaching files for the Foundation Phase are maintained and up-to-date, and player information is recorded accurately and in a timely manner on the player performance clock.
  • Liaise with the Head of Recruitment and other key staff to manage and develop Academy players across the Foundation Phase.  Contribute to the decision-making process for recruiting, retaining and releasing both trialists and Academy players.
  • Manage and record coaches attendance and CPD.
  • Compile performance reviews, attend multi-disciplinary meetings and report at parents evenings.
General Responsibilities
  • Be an ambassador of the Group, providing excellent customer service at all times whilst portraying a professional image.
  • Treat all colleagues as customers ensuring respectful, positive outcomes across all communications.
  • Adhere to and abide by all BWFC policies, procedures and guidelines especially remembering responsibilities to others under Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity.
About The Candidate
Qualifications & Knowledge
  • UEFA A Licence.
  • FA Advanced Youth Award.
  • Significant experience of working in the youth development phase at a professional football academy.
  • Be a member or intend to become a member of the FA Licensed Coaching Club.
  • Significant experience of the EPPP.
  • Hold in date and valid FA Safeguarding Children and Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF) qualifications.
  • Customer focus: Develops and maintains knowledge of the needs of customers and focuses energy and efforts on meeting these needs.
  • Effective communication: Communicates confidently and effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Team working: Supports others in the achievement of their objectives.
  • Personal effectiveness: Develops effective plans to deliver optimum results within agreed timeframes, by the most cost effective route.
About The Club
As a founder member of the Football League (EFL), Bolton Wanderers is a football club that is internationally renowned, having played in all four professional leagues of English football, as well as winning the FA Cup on four occasions.
Following the acquisition of the club in 2019, Football Ventures (Whites) Ltd owns Bolton Wanderers as well as Bolton Stadium Hotel and stewardship of Football Ventures is working towards an exciting and sustainable future.  We pride ourselves on doing things differently, with ambitious plans to progress the club in a pragmatic, authentic and inclusive way.
As an equal opportunities employer, Bolton Wanderers Football Club is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.
We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.  BWFC seek to ensure that all children and young people are protected and kept safe from harm while they are with staff and volunteers within Bolton Wanderers activities.  Everyone at Bolton Wanderers has a safeguarding responsibility to all work colleagues, fans and any vulnerable adults and children.