Boys Football Development Manager

  • Norwich City FC
  • Ely, UK
  • 28 Jun, 2020
Full time Management Coaching Leadership & Management

Job Description

The Boys Football Development Manager will manage & develop the RDP’s U6-U16 programmes for boys across all of the RDP regions. The programmes are in place to provide accessible football delivery for boys who have been identified for the invitation only tiers. In each region the tiers will include a Player Development Centre programme (PDC) and an Elite Player Development Centre programme (EPDC). The role will involve the leadership, management, development and organisation of each project, ensuring line management of project coordinators and coaches. The Football Development Manager will be responsible for the recruitment of participants, development of the curriculum, training schedules, fixtures, tour programmes and experiences, ensuring that Norwich City FC themes are implemented and delivered with high quality, to ensure the individual progression of those on our courses. Other responsibilities include overseeing finance & budgets, organisation of staff CPD, quality assurance, implementing all health and safety aspects including risk assessments and monitoring participant progress. ​

As part of this role, a strong working relationship with the Club’s Academy is compulsory to ensure a direct link for boys that are excelling locally in the centres can be identified. 

Qualifications and Experience


  • FA Level 2 Coaching
  • FA Level 3 Coaching (UEFA B)
  • FA Youth Module 1&2 or Unit 1&2 of the “new” FA Level 2
  • Track record of talent identification
  • Track record of managing budgets and financial targets
  • Ability and experience to work with a variety of age groups
  • Experience setting up and delivering development centre programmes
  • Full Drivers Licence


  • FA Youth Module 3 or Unit 1 of the “new” UEFA B

Norwich City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and recognises the importance of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the workplace. Please be aware that a criminal disclosure and identity check will be carried out for this post. Engagement will be subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure. 

To apply for the role of Boys Football Development Manager please send a covering letter and CV via Apply Now link.


Salary: £23,000 per annum

Position: Full Time, Fixed Term

Days of work: As and when required

Location: Overseeing centres in Suffolk, Cambridge and Peterborough. Main office based in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Closing date: 5pm Friday 24th July