Fixed Term Part Time Academy Goalkeeping Coach

  • Leeds United FC
  • Leeds, UK
  • 01 Jul, 2024
Part time Academy Coaching Goalkeeper Coach Premier League Soccer Coach Youth

Job Description

SUMMARY OF ROLE: 

We currently have an opportunity for a Fixed Term Part Time Academy Goalkeeping Coach at our fantastic training ground. As a part-time goalkeeper coach for Leeds United, you will be responsible for training and developing our goalkeepers, helping them improve their skills and performance level. You will work closely with other goalkeeper coaches, age group coaches and other members of the MDT to create and implement training programs tailored to our goalkeepers' needs. 

ABOUT THE COMPANY: 

Leeds United Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire, where we play at our fabulous stadium based on Elland Road which has been the home of Leeds United since 1919 and remains one of English football's great theatres and is 'the only place for us' ever since. With a proud tradition and passionate fanbase. We compete in the English Football League, striving for excellence both on and off the pitch. 

Everyone at Leeds United is dedicated to working as one team and to be the best we can be. 

Come be part of our fabulous team as we March on Together. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and conduct training sessions focused on each goalkeepers needs. 
  • Analyse goalkeepers' performances and provide constructive feedback. 
  • Collaborate with the coaching staff to integrate goalkeeping strategies into overall team tactics/sessions. 
  • Stay updated with the latest developments in goalkeeping ideas and strategies. 
  • Foster a positive and motivating environment for goalkeepers to thrive. 
  • Participate in team meetings, sessions, and debriefings. 
  • Maintain high levels of professionalism and adhere to club policies, procedures, and code of conduct. 
  • Oversee the trialist’s who enter the coaching sessions providing suitable evaluation and feedback during the signing / exit policy. 
  • Ensure the Intelligence Platform (IP) is completed and up to date. 
  • To provide the necessary environment for young goalkeepers to learn. 
  • Plan, prepare, deliver and evaluate coaching sessions in accordance with the Academy 
  • goalkeeping syllabus 
  • Plan and deliver the performance reviews on a six weekly basis to all the young goalkeepers 
  • and perform a number of administrative tasks to ensure that each goalkeeper’s progress is 
  • appropriately recorded on the Academy IP. 

OPERATIONAL FUNCTIONS 

  • Forging positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to benefit the Academy 
  • Working autonomously to an agreed level and in the best interests of the Academy 
  • Being visible to all internal and external stakeholders and supporting key staff when liaising with parents at critical moments 
  • Championing all Club and Academy policy through ensuring best practice in areas such as safeguarding, health and safety and equality, diversity and inclusion throughout the coaching department 
  • Living the values of the Club and championing our culture to help deliver the Academy performance plan and ultimately the vision of the Academy and the Club 

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Championing innovative and emerging best practice through accessing internal and external sources of expertise to help contribute to ongoing personal development and the overall Academy programme 
  • Engaging in the Academy staff development programme and attending all CPD events 
  • Participating in all external CPD to ensure compliance with PL, EFL and NGB standards

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATTIONS & EXPERIENCE 

  • UEFA B license in Goalkeeping Coaching 
  • FA Safeguarding children certificate 
  • DBS check with children’s barred list check 
  • UK Driving License 
  • A minimum of 2 years experience coaching youth athletes 
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team to support player development 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATTIONS & EXPERIENCE 

  • FA Youth Modules 1,2,3. 
  • UEFA B License in Football Coaching 
  • Coaching awards in other sports. 
  • Experience of working in a football Academy

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE 

  • Understands the current Academy system and professional football culture and landscape 
  • Possesses an applied knowledge of EPPP standards and working practices 
  • Understands how a long-term, holistic development programme is structured 
  • Understands the function of each facet in a multi-disciplinary team in an Academy 
  • Possesses a demonstrable knowledge of health and safety policy and best practice 
  • Possesses a demonstrable knowledge of safeguarding policy and best practice 
  • Possesses a strong awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion

REQUIRED TECHNICAL SKILLS 

  • Creates positive learning environments 
  • Plans and delivers challenging, age appropriate activities 
  • Identifies and responds to the needs of the players by adapting their coaching practice accordingly 
  • Uses accurate and age appropriate physical content 
  • Communicates using a variety of methods and using an age appropriate vocabulary 
  • Able to justify and reflect on their coaching practice and beliefs 
  • Builds positive relationships with the players, staff and all stakeholders 
  • Demonstrates outstanding listening, verbal and written communication skills 
  • Competent with modern technologies that support the performance of their duties 
  • Competent user of the performance management application (PMA)

REQUIRED BEHAVIORAL ATTRIBUTES 

  • Is personable and able to connect and build relationships with others easily  
  • Inspires others and is a positive role model 
  • Demands high standards and has an attention to detail 
  • Shares the vision and values of the Academy and is motivated to achieve its objectives 
  • Aligns with the Academy playing and coaching philosophy 
  • Takes a long-term view of player development and align with the Academy approach to winning 
  • Possesses a passion for talent development and are motivated to work with young players 
  • Able to work in a high-profile environment with regular media coverage and public interest 
  • Is responsible and acts in the best interests of the Academy 
  • Is open minded, innovative and willing to explore new ideas/concepts 
  • Enjoys facing challenges and have the resilience and resourcefulness to see complex tasks through 
  • Is proactive and able to identify and mitigate risks 
  • Is a collaborator and relishes the opportunity to work alongside others to overcome
    challenges and achieve goals 
  • Willing to share their knowledge experience as part of a community of practice 
  • Able to work with players, staff and other stakeholders of varying ages, experience, backgrounds and cultures 
  • Committed to personal development and continuous improvement 
  • Possesses a strong work ethic and are motivated to be the best they can be 
  • Able to promote the positive image of the Academy and the Club

EQUALITY & DIVERSITY

As we are a diverse organisation that respects differences in race, ethnicity, religion or belief(s), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or with regards to pregnancy or maternity, we welcome all applications. We want everyone to feel valued and included in the football community and to achieve their full potential. Leeds United is opposed to any form of discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate. 

SAFEGUARDING & RECRUITMENT: 

Leeds United FC are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and expect all staff to share this commitment. All staff, whatever their role will receive safeguarding training and will be expected to champion the culture of 'safeguarding is everybody's responsibility'.