An exciting opportunity has become available for an Academy Manager to lead our Academy Programme. We are rightly proud of the achievements within our academy and this role will require the successful candidate to build on our outstanding levels of player productivity and the holistic support we provide for all young people within our programme.


To oversee the continued growth and development of our Academy programme. The role of Academy Manager includes the implementation, measurement and evaluation of all aspects of our Academy Performance Plan; the setting and reviewing of performance targets for all departments, including player and staff development. Another key part of the role is to ensure alignment with all stakeholders, including senior club staff and first team staff.


The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working within a high-performance environment, leading multi-disciplinary staff and preferably within a Category 1 or 2 academy or equivalent. This person must have a forward-thinking approach to holistic, long-term player development and be able demonstrate high skill levels and success.

Please see the job description below and person specification for essential qualifications required for the role.

Job Description can be downloaded here.

Salary: dependent on experience.

To apply for the role please send a Cover Letter and CV to

Closing Date: Saturday 17th June 2023

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at PUFC

At Peterborough United Football Club, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is championed in all areas of the Club.  PUFC promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We are committed to promoting employment opportunities that celebrate diversity and inclusion.

We are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented candidates and the club intends to ensure that everyone who wishes to engage with the club, whether as matchday fans, staff, players, volunteers, participants, has a real and equal opportunity to do so.

Peterborough United Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and vulnerable people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder may be subject to any background checks as required.

Safeguarding at PUFC

Peterborough United is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Satisfactory reference and enhanced DBS check (if required) are required for successful applicants. Peterborough United are required to conduct online searches as part of their shortlisting process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. In particular, we expect all to:

  • To have the ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Appreciate the significance of safeguarding and interpret this accurately for all individuals’ children, young people and vulnerable adults whatever their circumstances
  • To have a good understanding of the safeguarding agenda and can demonstrate an ability to contribute towards a safe environment
  • The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide information accurately