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

CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent
HOURS: 12 hours per week
LOCATION: Sheffield United Training Ground
LINE MANAGER: Head of Coaching
RATE OF PAY: £9,000 per annum
JOB REFERENCE: BL072024-AC


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 careers@sufc.co.uk or call 0114 253 7200.

Completed application forms must be submitted via email to careers@sufc.co.uk 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.