Regional Coach Mentor Officers

Federations & Major Events
Home Based , United Kingdom
Full Time
Competitive
18 / 12
You will be responsible for communicating with stakeholders to manage, develop and monitor mentoring programmes in relation to the National Coach Mentoring programme, as well as contributing to a coherent mentoring strategy within the Region aligning to the National Game Strategy.

Full description

Regional Coach Mentor Officers (North East and South West) (HB0027)

Division: Technical Directorate
Location: Home based
Closing Date: 18 December 2019
Vacancy Type: Full-time, Permanent

Our Organisation

Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation through Winning England Teams.

The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England. We are responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grass roots through to the professional game, The FA Cup and the England International teams, and has two core assets: Wembley Stadium and St George’s Park.

To deliver against our goal we have reallocated resources and invested heavily in developing 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 and the Technical Team will be integral to the organisation achieving its goals.

Role Description

The FA Coach Mentoring Programme supports Coaches in the National game whilst supporting the delivery of the FA Coach Development strategy, by improving standards in coaching and retaining coaches and players in the game.

Reporting to the Senior Regional Coach Mentor, you will be responsible for communicating with stakeholders to manage, develop and monitor mentoring programmes in relation to the National Coach Mentoring programme, as well as contributing to a coherent mentoring strategy within the Region aligning to the National Game Strategy.

You will be responsible for the recruitment, management, development and deployment of a team of FA Coach Mentors across the region supporting the development of coaches within the game.

Working as part of a team you will also contribute to the planning and design of programmes which support the philosophy around England DNA, promoting a culture of lifelong learning within coaching communities.

You will support, record and evaluate the effectiveness of professional learning provided to stakeholders linked to wider FA strategies.

You will be responsible for helping to improve match day behaviours, helping to up skill and support coaches to develop knowledge, confidence and skills, whilst developing individual learning and cascading models of mentoring to ensure legacy and sustainability.

What we are looking for

Essential

  • UEFA B License and FA Youth Award (including assessment)
  • Developing Coaches through Mentoring/ Mentoring Adults Course
  • Degree in related field
  • Complete understanding of FA DNA, coaching and learning philosophies
  • Be a reflective practitioner
  • Experience of undertaking Professional Learning for adult learners.
  • Ability to demonstrate a modern, progressive approach to mentoring, coaching and learning.
  • Experience of responding to the developmental needs of individual coaches
  • Experience of developing and evaluating work programmes
  • Experience of team and / or player development
  • Experience of Grassroots Football
  • Understanding of FA LTPD model
  • Ability to develop, prioritise, evaluate work programme to best meet the FA group objectives

Desirable

  • UEFA A License
  • PG Cert or MSC qualification
  • FA Licensed Tutor
  • A “child specific” qualification i.e. Child Development, Psychology (or equivalent experience).
  • Experience in the design/implementation and evaluation of development programmes
  • Experience of working and supporting CFAs
  • Experience of managing a team

There are two positions available; one for the North East region and one for the South West region. Please indicate clearly in your application which region you are applying for.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 18th December and interviews are currently scheduled to take place the week of the 13th January at St George's Park. Please note that due to the Christmas break, notifying candidates may take a little longer than usual and you may not receive an update until early in the new year.

What we can offer you

  • An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
  • Attractive benefits and a competitive salary for the right candidate.

The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter.

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