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Football Development Manager

Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, commonly known as Wolves, is a professional association football club based in Wolverhampton, England.

17 Jun 2022
Full Time
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

Job purpose

To manage the Football Development Department, leading on strategy, planning, delivery of soccer schools, evening and weekend coaching sessions in the UK and rest of the world. Will manage the full time Football Development Officers and causal staff day to day. Take the lead on the player tracking, organising and implementing the information of activities and the coach’s role on evaluating players. Manage the financial reporting of the relevant activities within the programme.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategically target key areas of growth and retention (Wolverhampton, surround areas, West Midlands) of core activities including soccer school, evening and weekend sessions
  • Work with International Projects Manager on the strategic growth of global football development activities, including soccer schools, partnerships, and tour
  • To oversee the organisation and delivery of evening and weekends sessions, Wolves tots, soccer schools, position specific, and any new activities added to the programme.
  • Target schools, colleges, universities, and leisure centres on facility use and other activities to support core events
  • Lead on the organisation of staffing for all activities
  • Lead on staff development, organising and attending CPD events
  • Work with partners on staff identification and pathway into Wolves coaching structure
  • Monitor and review with FDO’s on educational programmes
  • Monitor and review with FDO’s on soccer schools, evening & weekend, Tots programmes, organising 1 to 1’s followed by continuous development plans
  • Support international growth with staff and activities including soccer camps, partnerships, and tours
  • Create relevant sessions plans, monitoring and evaluations for staff
  • Conduct weekly meetings with International Projects Manager and then Football Development Officers
  • Meet weekly with ‘marketing team’ to report on activities and understand other departments direction
  • Support the clubs ‘Pyramid’ on player movement.

General responsibilities

  • Compliance with Club policies
  • Compliance with the Club’s health and safety procedures
  • Compliance with the Club’s safeguarding policies
  • To promote the Club’s values
  • To work consistently to embed equality & diversity into the Club
  • To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected
  • To maintain professional conduct at all times


  • This role carries a specific safeguarding responsibility. This means that the post-holder is required to apply all relevant policies and uphold the Club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people.

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How To Apply

Please download and complete our Application Form and Diversity Monitoring Form, then click 'Apply Now' to return the completed documents to the Club.

Please include the job reference code in the subject line, unless otherwise stated on the advert.

Please note, we reserve the right to close any advertised vacancy before the stated closing date. We recommend applying to our vacancies early, to avoid any disappointment.

For safeguarding reasons, we are unable to progress candidates who have not applied with our application form. Thank you.

Applications close on 1st July 2022

Equality Policy

The aim of the Equality Policy is to promote our own equality objectives and in doing so, help to ensure everyone is treated fairly and with respect. The Club's commitment is to promote inclusion and to confront and eliminate discrimination. The policy can be found here.

Wolves is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We will consider applications solely on the basis of merit regardless of gender, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, political or religious belief, background or family circumstances. All candidates are encouraged to complete a diversity monitoring form to help us achieve our equality objectives.

Wolves are proud to be a member and founding signatory of The FA Football Leadership Diversity Code.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Team Operations & Logistics

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