PGA Lead (10’s-14’s) & Coach Developer

  • Birmingham City FC
  • Birmingham, UK
  • 03 May, 2024
Full time Coaching Leadership & Management Premier League Soccer Coach

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION​

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the PGA (10’s-14’s) while enabling coaches to deliver a positive experience for players.
  • Ensure that all budget requirements are in line and communicated with the PGA executive for sign off purposes.
  • Ensure logistics are effective and efficient, and communicated to players, parents/carers, and staff at all times.
  • Plan and monitor season-by-season budget with the operations executive for the PGA.
  • Work collaboratively with other key external football stakeholders (e.g., County FA, the FA, Local competitive and community clubs, academies,schools and the Foundation).
  • Lead and inspire an environment where any player, parent and coach are welcome.
  • Play a key role in making the PGA a place where players learn, have fun, and develop a love for the game.

    PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

  • Lead, developmentand oversee the delivery of the PGA’s player development strategy for the Under 10’s – Under 14’s aligned to the wider philosophy
  • Design and periodically review coaching curriculum.
  • Schedule player review meetings over the course of the season to support learning and development.
  • Lead and support the player selection policy alongside the ETC’s Talent Identification Plan ensuring accessible opportunities for potential players.
  • Work with the Club’s Safeguarding Manager and Women’s Safeguarding Manager to ensure that the wellbeing and welfare of all players and staff is always an operational priority.

    COACH DEVELOPMENT

  • Oversee ETC coaches in their planning, preparation, and evaluation of their coaching sessions.
  • Oversee the work of coaches to ensure ETC practice supports player engagement in their learning and development.
  • Ensure every coach within the PGA (10’s-14’s) has a personalised Development Plan that is tailored to meet development areas.
  • Observe and provide feedback to coaches to assist their development.
  • Design and deliver an ongoing CPD programme for Coaches of PGA Under 10’s – Under 14’s age groups and the Girls ETC.

    MATCH DAY

  • Be present at matchdays for the 10’s-14’s age groups on a rotational basis throughout age groups.
  • To attend PGA (16’s-18’s) and Women’s matchdays where possible to ensure alignment within the player and coach pathways.

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop relationships with parents; communicate with parents and educate them regarding their role in supporting their child’s football and personal development.
  • Contribute to the development of a learning environment where people take responsibility for their own development, feel able to learn from their mistakes, experiment and show humility.
  • Be an advocate and guardian of the women’s game.
  • Attend CPD events and undertake CPD activities in line with identified development themes.
  • Ensure that on pitch delivery aligns with the overall football philosophy of the club
  • Ensure compliance with all the Policies and Procedures contained within the Staff Handbook, paying regard to the Equality & Diversity, Safeguarding and Health & Safety Policies and procedures at all times.
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary by your Line Manager or Head of Department within the scope of the role.

    PERSON SPECIFICATION​

    Qualifications

    Essential Requirements

  • UEFA B/FA Level 3 in Coaching Football or above
  • FA DBS
  • FA Safeguarding Children
  • FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF) or FA Emergency First Aid
  • An up to date understanding of Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures.

    Desirable Requirements​

  • Engages in professional development other than technical football coaching development, for example:
  • Physical Development of Youth Female Players (growth and maturation, female athlete physiology & menstrual cycle).
  • Talent Identification & Talent Development across all sports (RAE, Unconscious Bias, Performance vs Potential).
  • Player support qualifications (e.g., Talented Athlete Lifestyle Support).
  • Coaching & mentoring qualification (e.g., EMCC).
  • A background in Talent Development.
  • Experience of creating and managing programmes to facilitate young players’ long term athletic development.
  • Experience of roles which have brought understanding of how children learn and develop (e.g., teaching).
  • Experience of leading a team of people.
  • Knowledge and awareness of diversity and equality challenges in football.

    Experience

    Essential Requirements

  • Worked within Youth Football.

    Knowledge and Skills

    Essential Requirements​

  • Experience of administrative management. This may or may not have been gained within football or other professional sports related field
  • Project management experience
  • An up to date understanding of Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures
  • Knowledge of The FA’s Girls Talent Development structure and pathway
  • Experience of managing and leading groups of people
  • Knowledge and awareness of diversity and equality challenges in football.

    Personal Requirements

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively with a range of people and departments.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Terms of Appointment ​

  • 37.5 hours per week.
  • 20 days annual leave (rising by 1 day per completed year of service, up to a maximum of 25 days, plus 8 statutory bank holidays).
  • 6-month probation period.

Birmingham City FC is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community. We will consider applications solely based on merit regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, nationality, ethnic or national origins, disability, sexual orientation, political or religious belief, background, or family circumstance.

Birmingham City FC promotes a diverse and inclusive working environment, and we welcome applications from all individuals in society. If you have any particular requirements or need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment or interview process, please mention this in your application.

All candidates are required to complete our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment Survey using the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/ymR2zBpuNf. The survey will take approximately 1 minute to complete, is completely voluntary and you can respond with “prefer not to say” to any questions that you do not feel comfortable in answering. All responses will remain anonymous, and we will use the information collected to review our recruitment processes and ensure we continue to encourage a diverse and inclusive working environment to help us achieve our equality objectives.