Girls Academy Technical Coach

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

Job Description

Position: Girls Academy Technical Coach ​

Location: Sparrow Lane Training Ground SE9 2JR

Responsible to: Head of Girls Academy

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 attend all matches and training sessions.
  • Support the Academy coaching and management staff with player recruitment.
  • Supports with the planning and preparation of all training sessions
  • Supporting the delivery of training sessions and a pre-season programme to maximise performance for the forthcoming season.
  • Deputise for team Lead coach where necessary
  • Supporting the organisation and preparation of all equipment for all matches.
  • ​Sustains a relationship with the club’s Academy coaches to ensure to ensure a pathway for development is maintained 

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • The candidate should have minimum FA Level 2 – UEFA C
  • Current FA DBS check, safeguarding and first aid (IFAiF) .​

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • A knowledge of the standard required at CAWFC and an understanding and sound knowledge of the overall Women's Football Development Pathway in England.
  • A dynamic, confident communicator
  • Attention to detail and excellent organisation skills are required
  • Flexible approach to work with a passion for high volume and within a fast-paced operational environment and a proven commitment to teamwork.
  • Full understanding of successful practice and operations of CAWFC.
  • Excellent communicator - able to engage with businesses, coaches and players, keeping up-to-date with market awareness and opportunities.
  • A proven ability to work cross-functionally and effectively manage multiple projects and relationships simultaneously.​

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.

Safeguarding:

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.