Girls Academy Lead Coach​

  • Charlton Athletic Football Club
  • Charlton Athletic F.C. Training Ground, Sparrows Lane, London, UK
  • 15 May, 2024
Part time Soccer Coach

Job Description

Position: Girls Academy Lead Coach​

Responsible to: Head of Girls Academy

Responsible for: Technical Coach & Support Coach

Location: Sparrow Lane Training Ground SE9 2JR

Salary Part Time- TBC

Hours: Training evenings and match days

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:

  • To develop players to play in the women’s first team
  • To attend all matches and training sessions
  • Support the Academy coaching and management staff with player recruitment.
  • Implement a training programme in line with LTPD guidelines
  • Support the aims and objectives of the England International development pathway from youth to senior teams.
  • Ensure high standards of coaching delivery across the team taking into account current elite good practice
  • Ensure the club adheres to the FA standards for safeguarding children
  • Formal monitoring and evaluation of club Academy player performance (player reviews)
  • Develop a strong relationship with Academy colleagues
  • Ensure that the club adheres to FA rules and regulations and competition rules
  • ​Ensure the club adheres to Respect guidelines


  • Youth Development Phase and Foundation Phase Lead coach minimum UEFA B Licence
  • Current FA DBS check, safeguarding and first Aid (IFAiF)
  • ​Empathy with young players with ability to inspire
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build meaningful, strong strategic relationships with club staff
  • Experience of and enthusiasm for coaching and mentoring elite young players
  • Understanding of learning, development and high performance with a proven ability to create optimum learning environments for players
  • Empathy and commitment to the long-term development of the game
  • Track record of consistent high performance in a professional environment
  • Understanding and empathy with education and learning with a strong commitment to personal development and training
  • Full understanding of successful practice and operations of CAWFC.

Additional Information:

  • Hours of work: To be negotiated but the requirement will be to work such hours as are reasonably necessary for the performance of the duties, including matchdays and out of office hours coaching.
  • 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 and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment;
  • ​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, color, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.


Charlton Athletic Football Club are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The successful candidate may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining a post, as all cases are mediated individually according to the nature of the role and the information provided.

Note: Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive we regret that we are unable to respond to unsuccessful applicants.