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Academy coaching vacancy

24 October 2019

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There is a vacancy within the club's academy for a lead foundation development phase coach.

Job Description

Job Title: Lead Foundation Development Phase Coach
Hours of Work: 37.5 per week variable and subject to demands of the role
Department: Academy
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with skills and experience
Contract: Fixed Term
Responsible to: Academy Manager & Head of Coaching
Responsible for: Foundation Development Phase

Structure & Purpose of Role

To manage the Foundation Development Phase in line with the club’s Academy Philosophy and the Academy Performance Plan, and to take lead responsibility for ensuring the core KPI’s of the EPPP are effectively measured, assessed and achieved within the Phase.

To lead on delivery of the coaching programme within the Phase, oversee the holistic development of players through technical, physical, social and psychological profiling, and effectively using the Performance Clock to record all data in respect of player development.

Core Responsibilities

To manage the Foundation Development Phase in line with the club’s Academy Philosophy and the Academy Performance Plan, and to take lead responsibility for ensuring the core KPI’s of the EPPP are effectively measured, assessed and achieved within the Phase.
To strategically lead the team of coaching staff within the Phase and ensure all coaching staff within the Phase are working cohesively towards the Academy Performance Plan and effectively using the PMA to record all data in respect of player development.
To work closely with the Head of Coaching to implement an appropriate age-specific coaching programme in line with the Academy Philosophy and to ensure that all coaches within the Phase are aligned to this philosophy.

To support the holistic development of every player in the Phase by profiling technical, tactical, physical, and psychological attributes and producing appropriate Action Plans and Performance Targets for every player.
To produce performance reviews in line with the requirements of the EPPP and deliver feedback to players and parents both formally in meetings, and informally as required.
To compile a formal report of conclusions and actions following performance reviews and ensure that these are recorded on the PMA.
Ensure all playing time requirements are adhered to within the Phase and that the club’s Philosophy is appropriately maintained and evident throughout the games programme.
Ensure the provision of the matchday games programme within the Phase meets the requirements of best practice, safeguarding and that effective medical procedures are in place.
Continuously look to identify opportunities to improve operations and practises throughout the Phase over the short and long term.
Any other duties as required by the football club within the reasonable demands of the role.

Person Specification

Committed, enthusiastic and passionate about the development of young people and to the principles of teaching and learning, and an understanding of teaching and learning styles.
Ability to work as part of a team as well as using one’s own initiative, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate on a variety of levels.
Strong IT skills and a strong understanding of and commitment to entering data onto the club PMA to a high standard.
Able to adapt to the demands of the job and needs of the players and other staff.
Dedicated to self-improvement and continuous professional development.
Committed to working to and promoting the philosophy of the football club and to promoting and displaying standards of excellence.
Be an ambassador and positive role model for Chesterfield Football Club.

Qualifications

UEFA A Licence (desirable or working towards)
UEFA B Licence
FA Advanced Youth Award (7 to 11 years desirable)
FA Youth Award (Modules 1,2 and 3)
Fully Licensed FA Coach committed to ongoing annual CPD to maintain licence
BFAS
CRC and FA Safeguarding Certificate
FA First Aid Qualification
Enhanced DBS Clearance

Applying for the Role

Applications in writing with a covering letter and/or document which specifically outlines your suitability for the role, along with a CV detailing your skills and experience.

Please provide the names of two industry referees.

Send your covering document and CV to mattwhitehouse@chesterfield-fc.co.uk and matthew.r.whitehouse@gmail.com
with your email clearly titled: “APPLICATION: FOUNDATION LEAD COACH”.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, November 1, 2019

Chesterfield Football Club is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment. This post requires Enhanced Criminal Records Checks and may include checks against the Barred Lists, as such it is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Therefore, all convictions including spent convictions that have not been subject to filtering by a CRC should be declared. Relevant information and / or documents will be distributed as part of the recruitment process.
Chesterfield Football Club is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity.


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