Casual Academy Goalkeeping Coach

  • Luton Town FC
  • Luton, UK
  • 05 Jul, 2024
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Job Description

JOB PURPOSE

The purpose of the role is to be responsible for the implementation of the Academy goalkeeping syllabus as well as the technical, tactical, physical and psycho-social development of the boys within the Academy. The role also requires the evaluation of coaching sessions within the Foundation and Youth Development phases in line with the Clubs coaching framework.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To plan, prepare and deliver coaching sessions in tandem with the Club philosophy and Academy goalkeeping syllabus.
  • To organise Academy goalkeepers’ logistics for all training sessions, fixtures, tournaments and Academy events.
  • To complete all relevant information on The Football iP.
  • Attend fixtures, working constantly with the goalkeepers throughout.
  • Give regular feedback to all the goalkeepers using the performance data and footage from training sessions and fixtures.
  • Be responsible for maintenance of training/match balls, bibs, cones and all other relevant equipment as required by the Academy.
  • To attend all in-service and coaching days as directed by the Academy Director and Head of Academy Coaching.
  • To recommend and recruit players for the Academy in tandem with the Academy Head of Recruitment.
  • To assist in the decision-making process regarding the signing, or not, of Academy trialists and the retention of players currently at the Club.
  • Construct and deliver detailed six and twelve weekly individual player progress reviews with goalkeepers and other relevant coaching staff for all Academy goalkeepers.
  • Maintain multi-disciplinary communication between staff and players to ensure optimal well-being and development of all Academy goalkeepers.
  • Liaise constantly with the 1st Team Goalkeeper Coach to ensure fluidity and synergy between departments.
  • Maintain honesty and integrity at all times when working with young goalkeepers at the football club.
  • Be presentable, smart and personable at all times when representing Luton Town Football Club.
  • To undertake all reasonable tasks delegated by the Academy Director and Head of Academy Coaching.

Health & Safety:

Employee requirements:

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of Health & Safety related guidance and processes within your role and in line with the Club’s Health & Safety Policy.
  • Consider the Health & Safety implications of all actions and inaction within your role.
  • Support and uphold agreed standards for Health & Safety compliance, including assisting in accident, dangerous occurrence and near miss investigations within your role.
  • Follow and adhere to; safe management systems and working practices in line with the Club’s Health & Safety Policy.
  • Ensure you have been briefed and are confident in using any equipment prior to use and seek guidance from your line manager as required.
  • Regularly review risk assessments, safe working, and management systems associated with your role.
  • Liaise regularly with the Club’s appointed Health & Safety representatives to support and maintain compliance
  • Maintain records of all Health & Safety issues within your role and area of responsibility.

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • Essentials
  • UEFA B License
  • UEFA B Goalkeeping License
  • Valid FA Safeguarding Children Certificate
  • Valid FA Emergency First Aid in Football Certificate
  • Hold an enhanced DBS check
  • Full UK Driving License
  • Desirables
  • UEFA A License
  • UEFA A Goalkeeping License
  • The FA Advanced Youth Award (Goalkeeping)

Specific Experience:

  • Experience in a similar or related role, demonstrating development and continuous improvement
  • Committed, enthusiastic and passionate about the development of goalkeepers.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a variety of different personnel at the football club.
  • An understanding of a range of teaching / learning styles to optimise the development of young goalkeepers
  • Excellent IT skills and experience in use of all Microsoft Office products
  • Committed and driven by deadlines and results
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as using one’s own initiative developing players and coaching sessions.
  • Able to communicate effectively with players, parents and fellow staff members at all levels.
  • Able to adapt to the demands of the job and needs of the players / coaches.

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

Additional Information:

  • This a Casual Worker role
  • Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK


SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT


The Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The Club has systems in place to ensure that the welfare of vulnerable groups is dealt with appropriately and sensitively. Everyone working at the Club has a duty of care to safeguard the welfare of children and young people by creating an environment that protects them from harm. Our standards of practice ensure all staff are fully aware and understand their responsibilities under safeguarding legislation and statutory guidance.
The Club ensures that all staff that have a direct responsibility for children, young people or vulnerable adults, have been subject to the most stringent of recruitment practices which include Criminal Record Checks and reference checks. These staff are alert to signs of abuse or maltreatment and will refer concerns to the relevant Designated Safeguarding Officers using the agreed safeguarding procedures.

EQUALITY STATEMENT


Luton Town Football Club is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless. As a Club, we are committed to ensuring that applicants and employees from all sections of the community are treated equally and not discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

  • Committed, enthusiastic and passionate about Luton Town Football Club.
  • Must be pro-active, motivated, organised, responsible and able to work independently as well as in a team
  • Highly developed problem-solving skills, resilience, and the ability to perform well under pressure
  • Demonstrate good listening skills and have the ability to resolve issues where appropriate
  • Ability to multi-task whilst maintaining priority efficiencies
  • Focused on achieving Club, departmental and individual success
  • Willing to follow and promote the philosophy of the football club.
  • Be an ambassador for the Club presenting the Club in a positive image at all times.
  • This a Casual Worker role
  • Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK