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Senior Professional Development Phase Coach

Barnsley F.C.

Barnsley Football Club is a professional association football club based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, which plays in the Championship, the second tier of English football.

10 May 2022
Full Time
Closing date
19 Jun 2022

Reporting to

  • Academy Manager and/or Head of Academy Coaching
  • Essential & Desirable qualifications/pre-requisites

  • Up to date UEFA A Licence
  • FA Advanced Youth Award with the age specific specialist element relevant to the Professional Development Phase (PDP)
  • Current DBS certification (Enhanced)
  • Current Basic First Aid in Sport (BFAS)
  • FA Safeguarding Children Certification
  • Member of FA Licence Club (current and up to date including CPD hours)
  • Experience of working at and completing at least one season in the PDP phase (Lead Phase u18 or Senior PDP 19-21 at Category 1 and 2 level)


  • UEFA Pro Licence
  • Competent in the use of the Performance Management Application toolkit
  • Familiar with and experience of Athlete Monitoring Software (i.e. Prozone)
  • Experience of welfare provision around safeguarding young people particularly those that make the transition from 16-18years and on and into the PDP
  • Is fully knowledgeable on The Football League Child Protection Statements

Key responsibilities

Main tasks

  • Report to the Academy Manager on all aspects relating to individual and squad development at the PDP with regard to Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP)
  • Liaise with: the first-team Manager; contribute to: The Technical Board and the Academy Management Team in identifying appropriate and club pathways into the first team environment
  • Liaise with the Head of Academy Coaching and oversee and implement on a day-to-day basis the Coaching Curriculum for the Under 18 to Under 21 age groups
  • Manage the transition of Academy Players to the Club’s senior squad in accordance with the Club’s coaching and playing philosophies
  • Contribute to the Multi-disciplinary reviews of Academy Players in the Professional Development Phase including the application of Sport Science methods and Individual Learning Plans

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Application Process:

Please note that Barnsley Football Club welcomes applications from those groups of individuals that are considered under-represented in the employment market, for example (although not limited to):

▪ Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)
▪ People with Disabilities
▪ Women
▪ People considered socially and economically disadvantaged


i) All online by clicking 'Apply Now" and sending the documents below to Abbie Stenton, Academy Secretary.


  1. ii) 1 x A4-size one-page cover letter & 1 x A4-size one-page CV (please provide both in one Pdf document and email to named contact – see below)
  2. iii) Please include Reference.: PDP005 within your cover letter and email correspondence

Closing Date: 19th June 2022 (23.00 hrs)

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Salary information
£ 30,000 - 35,000

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