Talent Technical Coach (Women’s – North West Region)

The Football Association (FA)
Location Staffordshire, UK
Posted 11/08/2017
Closes 01/09/2017
Sector Federations & LOCs
Function Coaching & Sports Development
Contract Type Fixed Term
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

Our goal:

Win the World Cup in 2022 and 2023 and sustain success thereafter

To deliver against this inspiring goal we are changing how we work, reallocating resources and investing heavily to create a team of exceptional people capable of creating winning England teams at our world-class training facilities at St George’s Park in Staffordshire.

This is a unique and exciting time to join The FA in an integral role to the organisation achieving its goals.

The role:

The post-holder will enhance and influence the development of young English female elite footballers contributing to the overall Strategy to build winning teams. They will deliver the strategy for the women’s talent development pathway including FA Regional Development Programme, Regional Talent Hubs and National Performance Camps.

Key accountabilities: 

  • To provide individual and specific onsite support and training for our talented players within their club environment.
  • To support the development of technical coaches within a Regional Talent Club (RTC) setting who are working with our talented players.
  • To manage, coach and deliver on Regional Development Programme (RDP).
  • To manage, coach and deliver on National Performance Camps (NPC).
  • To provide local Performance Hubs for elite players to access specialised S&C, Nutrition, Lifestyle and Educational support, in addition to technical delivery.
  • To manage and deliver player audit meetings to case conference all players within the RDP & NPC programmes.
  • To provide support in building positive relationships for talented girls to train with boys where appropriate to support their developmental needs.
  • To work with International youth coaches to support the transition and development of U15 and U16 International players within the Talent Pathway.
  • Use an appropriate player management tool to track, monitor and report on elite players within the Talent Pathway.
  • Support the implementation and delivery of a female coach development programme across the talent pathway.
  • To work as an FA Scout in Regional Talent Clubs.
  • To work in collaboration with a Regional Talent Reporter to ID players across the whole game.
  • Where other role commitments and accountabilities allow, potential opportunity to be Assistant Coach on occasions with the England Development Teams.
  • To contribute to the strategic direction of Football Development, as agreed with the Women’s Head of Talent and Divisional Directors, supporting the delivery of strategic milestones and goals
  • Be an advocate and ambassador for St George’s Park working with the team to ensure optimum environments for Club England
  • Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities

The candidate:

  • UEFA A Licence or FA Advanced Youth Award (or working towards completion in 2016)
  • Member of FA Licensed Coaches Club
  • Experience of working with elite female players and coaches
  • Experience of developing/teaching coaches
  • Demonstrable understanding of Women’s Elite Football
  • Understanding of The Future Game and elite girls long term player development
  • Experience of day to day budget management
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Experience of delivering presentations
  • Proficient Skills in Microsoft Office


If you believe you have what it takes to make a difference to England Team success, please apply via the link provided.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kay Cossington, Head of Player Development & Talent – Kay.Cossington@Thefa.com    

The deadline for applications is midnight on 1st September 2017

A competitive salary and benefits package is available for the successful candidate.

The Football Association Group promotes Equal Opportunities in employment, and welcomes applications from all parts of the community. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter.

The Football Association (FA)

The Football Association was founded in 1863 as the governing body of the game in England. The FA is responsible for all regulatory aspects of the game of football in England.

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