Academy Coach

  • Sheffield United Football Club
  • Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Ln, Highfield, Sheffield, UK
  • 10 Jul, 2024
Part time Coaching Specialist Coaching Soccer Coach

Job Description

HOURS: 12 hours per week
LOCATION: Sheffield United Training Ground
LINE MANAGER: Head of Coaching
RATE OF PAY: £9,000 per annum

Sheffield United's Academy is seeking a driven and experienced coach to join their renowned team. In this role, you'll deliver our coaching program to aspiring footballers, fostering their development within a comprehensive and supportive environment built through collaboration. A qualified individual with a proven track record of nurturing young talent is essential. You'll possess excellent communication skills and a deep commitment to creating a positive learning experience for our future stars.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the Head of Coaching to deliver an age specific technical and tactical coaching programme for players in Academy in accordance with the Club's wider philosophy and strategy.
  • Support a suitable games programme to underpin the coaching programme. This may require the creation of additional fixtures schedule to meet the needs of the players.
  • Establish and maintain a comprehensive and up-to date record of players within your allocated age group on the Academy platform ensuring this information is kept up to date throughout the course of the season and treated confidentially.
  • Liaise with the MDT regarding the fitness and treatment of players within your specific age group. You will be responsible for ensuring that the physical and psychological well-being of the players within your squad is maintained.
  • Take part in internal CPD sessions and work with the Head of Coaching on developing an individual Development Action Plan.
  • Play a key role in the release and retention process for signed players within your specific age group.
  • In conjunction with the MDT, manage the process of player performance reviews organised and delivered throughout the season to players within your age group.
  • Identify ILP's for players within specific age group.
  • Ensure completion of any mandatory training required for the role, including internal club training around Safeguarding and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.
  • Complete the Coaching Competency Framework
  • Any other reasonable requests as directed by management.
  • Carry out/take part in training requests as directed by the Club.

Club Wide Responsibilities:

  • Ensure completion of any mandatory training required for the role, including internal club training around Safeguarding and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Adhere to all Sheffield United Football Club's Safeguarding Policies and Procedures to foster an environment which protects from harm those defined as children and adults at risk.
  • Report any concerns of a Safeguarding nature to the relevant parties and remain fully compliant with any applicable Safeguarding checks and due diligence and recognise your responsibility to the Club's Safeguarding agenda.
  • Report any concerns of discrimination to the relevant parties and promote a welcoming and inclusive club environment for all.
  • Adhere to the Club's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies, supporting the Club to create an environment which is inclusive and all-encompassing.

Essential Criteria for the Role:

  • FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football.
  • FA Youth Award
  • Prior experience of working in a professional football academy (Full-time or part-time)
  • A love, passion, and experience of working within the schoolboy programme.
  • EFAIF (First Aid Qualification)
  • FA Safeguarding Children Workshop
  • This role requires a DBS check.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Delivery skills.
  • Excellent communication skills
    • ability to communicate with parents/guardians.
    • ability to communicate with players of all age ranges.
    • ability to communicate with coaches across all phases.

Application Process
Please download and save the application form before inputting information. If you require a paper copy please contact the HR department or call 0114 253 7200.

Completed application forms must be submitted via email to stating the vacancy title in the subject or posted to HR, Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU.

Closing Date: Friday 2nd August 2024.
Please note that in the instance of high volumes of applications we may close this vacancy earlier than the closing date noted above.