The FA and PFA | England Elite Coach Programme (Women's Game)

Federations & Major Events
United Kingdom
Part Time
Competitive
19 / 08
Reporting to the National Head Coach of the relevant England squad with support from the National Coach Mentor (on-camp) and the Women's National Coach Developer (off-camp), the post-holder will gain vital knowledge, understanding and skills through formal, non-formal and informal learning and development opportunities that will enable them to confidently challenge for elite and national coaching roles. This is a camp-based training and development opportunity (with reasonable expenses to be met, as outlined below).

Full description

The FA and PFA | England Elite Coach Programme (Women's Game)

Based at St. George's Park, near Burton upon Trent

Role Programme: England Elite Coach Programme (EECP)
Role Title: England Elite National Coach
Role Type: Event activity based (Plan-Do-Review)
Estimated number of events: 3 - 6
Estimated days commitment: 30 - 60
Programme Duration: 1 year with the option to extend

OUR GOAL

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

This jointly funded programme provides a unique and exciting opportunity to join The FA and will be integral to the organisation achieving its goals.

BACKGROUND

One of The FA's strategic objectives is to have in place 'a world-leading education programme for a diverse football workforce'. Both The FA and PFA have put coaching and the development of quality coaches, front and centre of their agenda and are taking positive action to widen the diversity of the coaching talent pool. It's a major commitment and investment from both organisations to improve the diversity of coaches within our National teams, creating a better reflection of ethnicity and gender in key positions and providing new pathways for aspiring coaches and players.

People of Black, Asian, Mixed or other ethnic backgrounds and female coaches (of any ethnic origin) continue to be significantly under-represented at the top levels of the men's and women's game. One of the key areas of the PFA's focus over the last decade has been challenging the recruitment procedures in the professional game, aiming to widen the representation and visibility of diverse talent across all areas of football.

The FA has looked inwardly at this under-representation and is committed to developing greater equality of opportunities that includes ensuring more under-represented coaches are obtaining relevant qualifications and gaining essential experience to challenge for elite and national coaching roles in football, demonstrating a commitment to address the challenge within The FA and the elite level of the game.

THE ROLE

Reporting to the National Head Coach of the relevant England squad with support from the National Coach Mentor (on-camp) and the Women's National Coach Developer (off-camp), the post-holder will gain vital knowledge, understanding and skills through formal, non-formal and informal learning and development opportunities that will enable them to confidently challenge for elite and national coaching roles. This is a camp-based training and development opportunity (with reasonable expenses to be met, as outlined below).

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

ON-CAMP

  • Track, support and develop players with the England Development pathway
  • Ensure outstanding recorded preparation delivery and review of all work undertaken
  • Work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team to support the creation of a consistent outstanding learning, and development environment for all players on and off the grass
  • As part of own Coach Development Plan, track, record and feedback key learnings and findings at the end of the placement to FA Staff
  • In collaboration with other national head coaches, continue to develop and deliver the principles of How We Play to the individual, unit and team
  • In collaboration with other national head coaches, assist in the development and delivery of world leading attacking set-piece / defence to attack strategies and tactics
  • Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities

OFF-CAMP (on-going throughout the season)

  • Remote mentoring sessions based on coach development plans
  • Remote Pre & post camp reviews of experiences with WNCD based on feedback from Head coach/assistant coach
  • Directing coaches to CPD and workshops that would support work they will be involved in on camp (sports code, session planning, opposition analysis)

THE CANDIDATE

The FA would welcome applications from:

Applicants from Black, Asian, Mixed or other ethnic backgrounds who are:

  • Aged 18 years or older; and
  • UEFA A Licenced or working towards the A License

It is also desirable for applicants to have the following:

  • Member of the Licensed Coaches Club
  • Experience of other female game specific development that can be drawn upon demonstrating a commitment to the women's game
  • Experience in coaching and development of elite players and working in and across multidisciplinary staff teams in an RTC/Academy or international football environment
  • Proven ability to systematically analyse and communicate technical and tactical coaching information
  • Demonstrates an inspirational coaching manner with the ability to utilise a variety of styles

Please be aware that an enhanced CRC Check is required, in addition to a full clean driving license.

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