Senior Women's Goalkeeping Coach & Coach Educator

The Football Association (FA)
Location Burton upon Trent, UK
Posted 15/05/2018
Closes 24/05/2018
Sector Elite Performance & Coaching, Federations & LOCs
Function Coaching & Sports Development
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

Senior Women’s Goalkeeping Coach & Coach Educator

Based at St George’s Park, near Burton upon Trent

Our Goal
Win the World Cup in 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
This role will see you carry out all responsibilities as Goalkeeping Coach for the Women’s Senior Team, implementing & contributing to the DNA, performance strategies and TID to optimise winning teams/performances.

Working closely with the Women’s Development Teams Lead Goalkeeping Coach you’ll contribute to the development pathway & TID strategy across the Women’s Development Teams.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • To work as the England Women’s Senior GK Coach
  • To work with the FAWSL Goalkeeper coaches, Head of Women’s Performance, Head of Women’s Development teams and England’s Women’s Youth GK Coaches to develop the depth and quality of elite senior & young female GKs and GK coaches within the women’s game
  • To collate monthly feedback reports from FAWSL Goalkeeper coaches and England Women’s Youth GK Coach on the progress of current and potential senior International GK’s
  • To work with and as an FA International Scout in close conjunction with the Senior Head Coach and Head of Talent ID
  • To contribute to the strategic direction of Football Development as agreed with the Technical Director, supporting the delivery of strategic milestones and goals
  • To deliver presentations, best practice study reports and showcasing best FA practice on courses and CPD events
  • Where appropriate, work with the Coach Education staff to deliver GK Coach education support and CPD sessions
  • To integrate GK content into the core coaching courses at Levels 1-4 and Advanced Youth Award
  • Familiarise content & delivery of Goalkeeping Coaching awards 1-4

The Candidate
You will be an outstanding goalkeeping coach with a track record of consistent and successful management and development of players, elite coaches and multidisciplinary staff in an Academy or other elite environments.  You will possess an excellent knowledge and experience of working within the EPPP.  Your ability to demonstrate inspirational on and off field delivery using a variety of methods and approaches is a real strength as is your deep knowledge of technical and tactical components of successful team sports strategies, tactics and techniques.

With minimum qualifications of the UEFA Goalkeeping A Licence you are a member of the Licenced Coaches Club and have strong evidence of continued professional development throughout your career.

You will enjoy building relationships with different groups of people and you can influence internally and externally to achieve your goals.  You will be comfortable translating your vision into goals and deliverables which you take great pride in delivering on and off the pitch in an environment where planning and preparation is important.  Communication will be a standout strength in all forms, allowing you to get your message across clearly at all times.

To Apply
If you believe you have what it takes to make a difference to England Team success, please follow the link below.

Successful candidates would need to be willing to undertake background screening as part of the recruitment process.

The deadline for applications is midnight Thursday 24th May 2018

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.

Insight content to support your application