First Team Coach - Women's Team

  • Crystal Palace FC
  • Crystal Palace, London, UK
  • 12 Feb, 2024
Full time Coaching Premier League Soccer Coach Womens Football

Job Description

Job Location       CPFC Academy Training Ground BR3 1NZ

Contract Type   Full-time – Permanent

Salary/ ROP        Competitive

Who we are:

We are Crystal Palace Football Club, a Premier League Football Club with more than 160 years 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:

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced First Team Coach to join our Women’s Team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Head Coach and Assistant Coach to contribute to the overall success and performance of the team. The First Team Coach will play a role in assisting training sessions.


  • Collaborate closely with the Head Coach and Assistant Coach to thoroughly plan and execute top-tier training sessions, perfectly aligned with the team's overarching goals and objectives.
  • Place a dedicated focus on player development, consistently steering the enhancement of both individual and team skills to foster continuous improvement.
  • Ensure training sessions are set up with smooth transitions between practices for the leading coaching team
  • Work collaboratively with the Head Coach and Assistant Coach to craft and implement training sessions that coordinate with the team's goals and objectives.
  • Direct attention towards player development, ensuring an continuous improvement of individual and team skills
  • Jointly plan and execute high-calibre training sessions in alignment with the team's strategic goals, working closely with the Head Coach and Assistant Coach.
  • Work towards formulating bespoke individual development plans for each player, tailoring strategies to maximise their potential.
  • Implement coaching standards and game principles encompassing both team and individual coaching strategies.
  • Ensure the undertaking of Continuing Professional Development, staying abreast of the latest coaching trends and methodologies
  • Collaborate with the sports science and fitness staff, contributing to the design and implementation of highly effective fitness programmes.
  • Support the set piece programme, implemented by the technical team
  • 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 B Licence or above
  • Proven experience of coaching, preferably in Women's football.
  • Strong understanding of the Women's game and current coaching methodologies with set piece understanding.
  • Excellent communication and time management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a coaching team.


  • 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

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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.