Goalkeeper Coach at Sky Blues in the Community

  • Coventry City Football Club
  • Coventry, UK
  • 14 May, 2024
Full time Coaching Community EFL Goalkeeper Coach

Job Description


Sky Blues in the Community (SBitC) is the official charity arm of Coventry City Football Club, based at the Coventry Building Society Arena. We are committed to harnessing the power of sport and physical activity and utilising Coventry City Football Club’s unique influence and appeal to develop and deliver high quality community programmes and form strategic alliances that empower the people of Coventry and Warwickshire. We provide meaningful
opportunities for improved health and wellbeing, enhanced social inclusion, reduced crime involvement, and expanded access to education and training, we will #MakeADifference in our city and county.

The work of Sky Blues in the community is currently categorised under three core themes, each with their own headline goal.

Health and Wellbeing – We will play our part, standing shoulder to shoulder with a host of partners, in combatting the social challenges that currently risk the health and wellbeing of Coventry and Warwickshire’s most underrepresented communities. We will strive to deliver top quality, engaging and impactful community-based programmes that support members of Coventry and Warwickshire to pursue a happier and healthier life.

Education, Skills and Training – We will be integral in improving the training and employment opportunities available in Coventry and Warwickshire by inspiring our people, helping to provide the tools, experiences and guidance needed to build and sustain a prosperous career.

Inclusion, Engagement and Participation – We will create a more active and cohesive Coventry and Warwickshire, giving those that call it home the opportunity to participate in physical activity, enabling everyone to access the benefits of regular exercise barrier-free in an unjudged, welcomed and inspiring way.

People and Infrastructure – We simply could not achieve the impact we do without the dedication and expertise of our people, working tirelessly to ensure the hard-to-reach are reachable. In expanding our scope and deepening our offer, we also need to invest in our people, our foundation and infrastructure. We will ensure that our infrastructure and resources match our ambition, and our staff are representative of our community, ensuring they have access to high quality learning and development opportunities, enabling them to learn new skills and realise their own potential.

The values that we expect our staff to demonstrate at all times are as follows.
• Community Focused
• Passionate
• Innovative
• Ambitious
• Inclusive

Sky Blues in the Community are committed to embracing and fostering equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace as well as in the delivery of its services, activities, and programmes, by promoting a positive organisational culture that values all staff and service users. We will strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels able to participate and achieve their potential.

Sky Blues in the Community operates a person-centred approach to safeguarding and where concerns about the welfare of a child or adult at risk exists, staff will always act with their best interests in mind. Sky Blues in the Community fully acknowledges and accepts its responsibility for the well-being and safety of all children and adults at risk engaged in Trust activities. It is the duty of all staff working at the Trust to ensure they safeguard children and adults at risk by creating an environment that protects them from harm. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.


Purpose of the role:

We are looking for a goalkeeper coach to support and develop all goalkeepers at the Girls Emerging Talent Centre and Boys Player Development Centre to attain the highest levels of performance possible in a safe, secure, and supportive environment. To drive and nurture positive culture within the training group. Be a coach who makes the session a place where goalkeepers learn, have fun and develop a love for the game. A goalkeeper coach that delivers football coaching sessions in line with the Girls Emerging Talent Centre and Boys Player Development Centre curriculums. 


Key responsibilities (but not completely exclusive to):

• Plan, prepare, deliver, and evaluate goalkeeping sessions, following a training curriculum.
• Adopt player-centred approach to coaching.

Holistic Player Development:
• Work with individual goalkeepers to set appropriate development targets with a plan to work towards.
• Liaise with and work closely with coaching staff regarding player development.
• Encourage and support the holistic development of players to support them as people and players

• Ensure player behaviour in the group reflects the values at the Girls Emerging Talent Centre and Boys Player Development Centre.
• Work with the Safeguarding Lead to ensure that the wellbeing and welfare of all players and staff is always an operational priority.

Management and Administration:
• Record attendance.
• Store and maintain kit and equipment.
• Maintain a well-supplied medical bag for all training events.

• Seek feedback from others, and reflect on personal behaviour and performance to identify areas for improvement.
• Be aware of current research and insight to support the programme and coaching development.