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Academy Coach

Aston Villa Football Club

Aston Villa Football Club is a professional football club based in Aston, Birmingham, England. The club competes in the Premier League, the top tier of the English football league system.

20 Jan 2023
Part Time
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

1. The Department

Our Boys Academy Department has been awarded the prestigious category one status accolade, demonstrating that we provide the highest level of quality coaching, education, training and facilities for our youth football provision.

In order to continue to deliver our ambitious plans for nurturing, encouraging and developing talent at this level, we have an exciting opportunity for a Coach to join the team within our Youth Development Phase.

2. The Role

The role will work within the Youth Development Phase specific programme, assisting with the development of the 15-16 age groups which will include planning, preparing, organising, managing and evaluating all training sessions ensuring it aligns to the Academy Performance Plan.

As an Academy Coach, you will provide feedback to parents and players and attend information evenings as necessary. You will assist the Performance Analysis Team to ensure that recordings of games and footage feedback sessions take place on a regular basis, and work collaboratively with Medical and Sport Science staff in the management of injuries and sports science testing.

For further information about the role, please see the Role Profile.

3. The Person

The successful candidate will be qualified to at least UEFA B Licence and FA Youth Award level. You will need a current FA Emergency First Aid in Football (EMFAIF) qualification and have demonstrable experience of planning, delivery and monitoring of elite football programmes. The successful candidate will need to have previously worked with Academy Level young players and be able to communicate in a clear and concise way. You will also need to be a confident user of technology platforms utilised for planning, delivery, and reflection.

A UEFA A Licence, a FA Advanced Youth Award, and an understanding of EPPP rules and regulations would be beneficial.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please click 'Apply Now' to begin the application process.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.

Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early

The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.

Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code.

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see Aston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding

Additional Information

Part Time
Job Type
Salary information
up to £12,000

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