Foundation Phase Lead Coach

  • Remuneration + benefits: £28,000 – £33,000 p/a
  • 28 days’ holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Laptop provided, Mobile phone provided
  • Contract type: Permanent 40 hours per week
  • Flexible. Prepared to work weekends and evenings where required.
  • Location: Barnfield Training Centre, Stockbridge Drive, Padiham, Burnley. BB12 8UA.
  • Closing Date: Wednesday 17 July 2019
  • Interview Date: W/C 22 July 2019

Burnley Football Club is an established Premier League Club that prides itself on playing a key role in the local community and investing in local people.

Burnley Academy is aspiring in the forthcoming season to reach Category 1 elite status under EPPP Youth Development rules.

The state-of-the-art training facility and academy programme provides an outstanding environment to develop both players and people.

The Academy is now looking to recruit a Foundation Phase Lead Coach to the Coaching Department. We are seeking an individual with a passion for developing young people within our foundation phase (age 9-12).

The individual will be responsible for the holistic development of the players and staff whilst enhancing and developing even further a vibrant environment based at The Barnfield Training Centre.

This role will involve working closely with the Head of Coaching, Lead Phase Coaches and age-group coaches together with other key people across the various departments within the Academy.

The Foundation Phase Lead Coach will be expected to:

  • Oversee the whole phase and be present in all aspects
  • Ensure the programme is in alignment with the values and beliefs of the Academ
  • Support and develop the phase coaches’ performance and age-specific competencies
  • Develop a vibrant programme that gives all members of the phase a well-rounded experience (tours, training and education)
  • Oversee and support the review process in line with the Academy requirements
  • Liaise with parents around the holistic development and expectations
  • Liaise with other phase coaches and support staff to scaffold player development and the pathway
  • Arrange and chair regular meetings within the phase
  • Oversee player releases and signing within the phase together with the Head of Recruitment and the Head of
  • Coaching
  • Keep PMA and Club documentation up to date
  • Collaborate with the Academy Manager and the Head of Coaching on all matters within the phase
  • Undertake operational responsibilities of organising supplementary games, tours and tournaments whilst coordinating players and staff with the games programme

An ideal candidate will have the following essentials:

  • UEFA B Coaching Licence
  • Advanced Youth Award (AYA) within Foundation Phase
  • Excellent knowledge and experience working within the foundation ages
  • Excellent interpersonal skill and people connection
  • Experience managing a programme
  • Experience developing people

An ideal candidate will have the following desirables:

  • UEFA A Coaching Licence
  • Undergraduate degree in a sports related subject
  • Mentoring experience

Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work evenings, weekends and match days as required. You will require a full, valid UK driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle.

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