The Academy is looking to recruit an Age Group Squad Assistant.

Job Title: Age Group Squad Assistant

Reports to: Lead Phase Coach

Type of Position: Part-time (Voluntary)

Hours: 1 Evening sessions a week and game day.

Job Purpose

To assist in the delivery, monitoring and evaluation of high quality football sessions and management of games to our academy players.

Job Overview

The job holder will be responsible assisting for delivering, monitoring and evaluating the key themes at the venues instructed.

The job holder will be responsible for ensuring delivery of the club’s philosophy are sustainable.

Be accountable for the standard of professionalism at all times.

Be accountable for monitoring and evaluation tasks as directed by Lead Phase Coach.

Job Summary

Key Skills and Experience Required: ESSENTIAL

To hold FA Coaching Football Level 2 Qualification. (UEFA B)

Hold a full clean driving license and have access to a vehicle to enable service delivery at different venues.

Have an understanding of Safeguarding issues

Have the ability to assist in supervising and managing a group of young people.

To hold a current Safeguarding and protecting children certificate

Emergency First Aid Certificate

FA Coaching License – Coaches Club

Key Skills and Experience Required: DESIRABLE

Level 3 Coaching Football – UEFA B

FA Youth Module 1, 2 and 3 + Assessment

Knowledge of inputting information on the PMA tool

Experience of coaching within a professional football club environment

BFAS First Aid Qualification

Main Duties and Key Responsibilities

To assist squad manager to coach a specific age group within the academy according to the academy philosophy and syllabus.

To be part of a team of Part-time and Full-time Coaches responsible for leading high quality academy sessions to players ages between 9-12 or 13-16

Other such duties that are reasonably directed by the line manager or their representative from time to time.

Take part in all available in service CPD opportunities to gain further knowledge and increase the high standards of delivery.

Major Objectives

To continue to gain knowledge and help develop the working of the department.

To develop internal relations with all departments at the football club to support the whole club philosophy.

Specific Responsibilities

To assist in the delivery high quality football sessions to elite players aged between 9-12 or 13 to 16.

To provide a supporting role at a range of events and competitions as required.

To adopt a flexible approach to ensure all sessions are innovate and provide each individual player with the opportunity to develop.

Implement the Academies administrative procedures and safeguarding policies.

To be able to use your own initiative and work as part of a team.

Ensure health and safety procedures are implemented, and recorded as required.

Attend any relevant training requirements for example, first aid, safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.

To apply Equal Opportunities and Fairness policies and the staff code of conduct to all work that you undertake.

Dealing with enquiries in an effective and courteous manner.

Person Specification: ESSENTIAL

Good communication skills.

High professional standards.

Good timekeeper.

Team player.

Good organisational skills.

Knowledge and qualifications within the sports industry.

Ability to deal with a diverse range of issues and people.



Person Specification: DESIRABLE

Be a strong problem solver.

A positive and pro-active attitude.

Smart appearance.

To apply, please email C.V with a covering letter to Gill Wignall at the address below:

Closing date for applications: 31st March, 2017