Coach Development Officer Women's and Girls Football

Twickenham, United Kingdom
£30,046 per annum
Friday, 25 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 5 October 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sport St Mary’s

Starting Salary: £30,046 per annum

Hours: Full-time (36 hours per week, 52 weeks per year)

Term: Fixed-term (until 30 June 2022) 

St Mary’s University, in collaboration with The Football Association, are seeking an accomplished individual to lead and drive the development of football coaches in the London and South East region, working at both established grassroots and the talented player pathway of the women’s and girls’ game.

This new role will be responsible for;

  • Recruiting, developing and providing deployment and mentor support for coaches from the university and the local catchment area.
  • Producing and owning a Coach Development Plan for the region and establishing a working group consisting of key stakeholders to develop, deliver and monitor the plan.
  • Working with the Regional Coach Development staff (FA YCDs, WNCDs, W&G CCDs, D&I CDOs, Mentors and Tutors) to ensure that Country FAs, leagues, clubs and the HEIs work collaboratively in our endeavour to increase both the number of qualified female coaches and BAME & Disabled coaches at grassroots level and the club player pathway; also ensuring effective resourcing and support is in place for those who aspire to coach at the higher level.
  • Working strategically with the FA, London, Middlesex & Surrey County FA and St Mary’s University academics to create a ‘coaching framework’ which will underpin all coach development initiatives in support of the women’s and girls’ game. 

In addition, the role will develop the women’s and girl’s football offer across the institution, with specific focus on promoting widening participation, developing the student workforce, and facilitating the hosting of FA Talent Pathway activity.

The ideal candidate will have significant sports/football coach development experience, have an understanding of the FA strategic plan, the FA Future Game, the England DNA, the Blueprint for Success and promote FA coaching, teaching and learning philosophies. In addition, the candidate will demonstrate an understanding of diversity and inclusion and a commitment to promoting these principles within and through football.

Disclosure and Barring Service check

Candidates should note that a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service will be requested in the event of a position being offered. St Mary's University supports the Disclosure and Barring Service Code of Practice (a copy is available upon request). Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offence(s). More detail is available in the attached policy on the employment of ex-offenders.

For further information about the role and for details of how to apply, please click here

Closing Date: Monday 5th October at 23:00 pm

Interviews are likely to be held on Wednesday 21st October