Regional Talent ID Coaches (FTC Contract)

Federations & Major Events
United Kingdom
Full Time
Competitive
18 / 04

We are excited to be searching for various Women's Regional Talent ID Coaches who will be located across regions within England.

 

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

We are excited to be searching for various Women's Regional Talent ID Coaches who will be located across regions within England.

The purpose of the Regional Talent ID Coach is to work within targeted communities to identify and support talented female players from under-represented groups within a region (aged 13-16), contributing to the delivery of an inclusive and accessible talent pathway. The team will deliver an outstanding talent pathway that provides a wide and diverse pool of talent for future Women's England Teams.

These positions are home-based, but the successful candidate will need to be able to travel and be flexible in their assigned region, the regions advertised are as follows:

  • Liverpool & Merseyside
  • Leeds, Sheffield & Bradford
  • Birmingham & Leicester with outreach projects in Bristol
  • North London
  • South London

These positions are advertised on a fixed-term basis up until 31st March 2026.

What You'll Do?

  • Support the FA Regional Talent Manager with the delivery of a regional-specific talent strategy to expand and improve player pools for youth national teams (13-16).
  • Deliver a programme of talent ID which is targeted to historically under-represented groups.
  • Work with the FA Regional Talent Manager to identify communities and individuals in need within the local football landscape.
  • Develop innovative projects and initiatives which engage talented girls, in response to the Regional Talent Strategy.
  • Develop a deep understanding of local challenges and hotspot areas.
  • To develop effective relationships with local stakeholders including community groups and organisations - which support the identification of talent.
  • Take a bespoke approach to addressing barriers for talented players from under-represented groups to enter the Women's England Talent Pathway.
  • Develop bespoke support for talented players who may find it a challenge to access and progress through the Women's England Talent Pathway.
  • Deliver Talent ID events and activities that provide opportunity and access for all talented girls.
  • Provide transition support and mentorship for players entering Regional Top Talent programmes.
  • To build in-depth, holistic knowledge of talented players' journeys, support and challenges within their football network.
  • Utilise a central tracking and monitoring system that allows talented player's individual progress to be tracked.
  • Provide data and information on players' progress, which contributes to regional talent decisions.
  • Support the delivery of a parent education and engagement programme to complement the journey of talented female players.
  • Build a deep understanding of talent indicators, and how these may be applied to under-represented groups - to remove the impact of bias.
  • Work with talent inclusion partners in the EFL Community Trusts to extend the reach of talent referrals.
  • Work with Premier League and FA-funded projects that target communities of under-represented groups.
  • Support the delivery of Regional and National Talent ID and Development events, where required.
  • Work closely with the FA's Technical Team on the progress and implementation of the Women's Technical Strategy.
  • Attend departmental meetings as and when required.
  • Executes additional tasks as required to meet FA Group's changing priorities.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and well-being can be maintained.
  • As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

What You'll Need?

Essential for the role:

  • Holds a UEFA C Licence.
  • Strong understanding of the targeted community area and the barriers that exist to accessing opportunities.
  • Awareness of key stakeholders across the football landscape.
  • Ability to influence and build positive working relationships in community and club settings.
  • Managing a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Time and project management skills.
  • Working effectively as part of a team.
  • Experience and capability to use Excel.
  • Ability to use a suite of Microsoft Office tools.
  • Ability to create presentations and present to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • To hold a full UK driving license / and/or willingness to travel.
  • Willingness to commit to personal development where appropriate.

Beneficial to have:

  • Holds a UEFA B Licence.
  • Understanding of the women's game.
  • Experience in identifying talent and potential.
  • Experience working with local partners and stakeholders to engage historically under-represented groups.
  • Experience working in a player development programme within a club or community environment.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Advanced Project Management Skills.
  • Basic Analysis Skills to support Talent ID.

Interview dates are scheduled for Tuesday 16th or Wednesday 17th April at St George's Park

What's in it for you?

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, in order to achieve this we have unique office spaces under the arch of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, which is the home of English Football. We are also delighted to offer a world-class, Elite Performance Centre, St. George's Park in Staffordshire which is an exceptional setting to develop and inspire high-performing England teams and leaders.

We pride ourselves in offering a competitive salary as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role. But that is not all; we also have a range of exciting benefits, some of which can be found below:

  • Access to event day tickets at Wembley Stadium, alongside a host of regular internal events throughout the season encouraging you to connect and learn with your colleagues and look after your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Free, nutritious lunches, at Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park.
  • Free private medical cover.
  • A contributory pension scheme.
  • An additional Thank You days leave, volunteering days as well as 25 days annual leave.
  • A hybrid working model offering flexibility on where you work.

For more information on what it is like to work at The FA, please visit our FA Careers page, https://www.thefa.com/about-football-association/careers

Our Organisation

The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.

The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, Adobe FA Women's Championship, and Women's FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.

Your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre unless the role is advertised as a home-based contract. The contractual location of this role can be found at the top of this advert on our FA vacancy page.

The FA, For All, For You

Our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy forms an integral part of our long-term commitment to using our influence across English football to create a game free from discrimination.

https://www.thefa.com/-/media/thefacom-new/files/about-the-fa/2021/fa_a-game-for-all-strategy.ashx

A Game For All outlines three key strategic commitments - Lead the Change, Be the Change, and Inspire the Change - which will ensure tackling discrimination remains a core priority for English football for years to come.

We are a diverse workplace, aspiring to represent football across the country. The Football Association actively promotes inclusion and diversity, encouraging you to be the best version of yourself at work.

We welcome applications from everyone and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process, please mention this during your application.

As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

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