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Academy Vacancies

8 February 2019

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Chesterfield Football Club have vacancies for part-time academy coaches to work within the Category 3 academy, working within the framework laid out by the academy management team alongside the club and academy philosophy.

People are required with the desire to work within the academy with integrity, compassion, pride and honesty, with a desire to continuously improve themselves and those around them.

Applicants should be hard working, committed and accountable for the way they work with the players under their stewardship.

Chesterfield FC ask all their players to embrace challenges and coaches should be no different. Passionate coaches are required who can innovate within the structure of the coaching syllabus to ensure all players reach their full potential.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for fully qualified UEFA B licence coaches on a part-time basis. The academy is forward thinking and has a strong desire to produce players from the local area to play in the first team.

Successful applicants will be required to plan, record, review and implement coaching sessions that complement the Chesterfield FC coaching programme. They will also be asked to oversee all aspects of the games programme, home and away, for their assigned squad whilst writing six-weekly reports on all players within that age group.

Understanding and previous working knowledge of the PMA system.

Please be aware that a criminal disclosure and identity check will be carried out on the successful applicant prior to any offer of employment.


UEFA B Licence

FA Youth Modules or willingness to work towards

Basic First Aid for Sport

Valid FA Coaching Licence

Valid Safeguarding Certificates

Prior experience of working within player development environments


Good communication/listening skills

Organisational skills

IT literacy

Flexible approach and good time management skills


Advanced Youth Award

Previous experience of academy football

Chesterfield FC is also committed to ensuring to the highest standards of Safeguarding. As an equal opportunities employer, the club is keen to hear from all persons who feel that this would be the right role for them, regardless of age or gender.

Salary - £25 per session. £35 Games Programme fixture (UEFA B)

Location – Training with phase at St George’s Park Sheffield Graves and Games Programme at Warminster Road, Sheffield

Contract Type - Fixed-term (Part-time)

Reporting to: Youth Phase Lead/Head of Coaching

Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday evenings and Sunday mornings. Depending on Phase age group.

Essential Criteria

UEFA B Minimum

Desirable Criteria

  • Holder of or working towards FA Intermediate First Aid for Sport (IFAS)
  • FA Safeguarding Children Course
  • FA Youth Modules
  • DBS/CRB Checked

If you are interested in this role, please email an up to date CV with a short covering letter to the Head of Coaching:

Closing Date for Applicants: February 22, 2019

Interview Dates: Week commencing Monday, February 25, 2019

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