Women's National Coach Developer
Develop and inspire the next generation...
We are excited to be searching for a Women's National Coach Developer, who will support the growth of the world's best coach development system and contribute to a winning World Cup.
You will be an integral member of the team, the Women's National Coach Developer will drive Coach Development in the senior women's game, specifically supporting high-performing coaches working within the Barclays Women's Super League (WSL) & Women's Championship (WC). Aligned with this, the role will identify and develop top coaching talent within the women's professional game academies.
The Women's National Coach Developer will provide support to targeted coaches in a personalised and connected manner. Predominantly working 'in-situ', the role will provide bespoke coach development to the women's senior game. This will include the support of coaches working through their FA and UEFA qualifications, as well as bespoke continual professional development (CPD) on a regional and national level as part of the Senior Women's Coach Development team.
About the Team
From first-time coaches to the big names operating at pro-level, we provide the English game with a workforce that reflects and inspires everyone who plays the game. Our team designs and delivers the coaching pathway, and manages coaching badge qualifications, to raise the bar for our national game.
What will you be doing?
- To drive coach development within the senior women's game, working with clubs across the Barclays WSL & WC.
- Identify and support top coaching talent within the professional game academies.
- To support the delivery of FA education courses for coaches working in the senior women's game. Including, but not limited, to the UEFA A Coaching Course, UEFA Pro License and FA Coaching Excellence Initiative.
- To provide regional, in-situ support to coaches within designated clubs within the senior women's game.
- To support and deliver national CPD initiatives as part of the FA coach development team.
- To support the senior player-to-coach programme by providing individualised CPD to identified coaches.
- Develop mutually beneficial links inside and outside of football to ensure coaching content remains contemporary and relevant to the demands of the women's game.
- Support the delivery of the FA coach development team on a national level.
- To contribute to the strategic direction of the FA Technical Directorate, supporting the delivery of the targeted interventions, milestones, and goals outlined in the strategic plan.
- To actively promote and provide opportunities to enhance the diversity within the senior women's professional game.
- Lead and/or contribute to research into targeted subject areas to help support the Women's game.
- Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group 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 are we looking for?
Essential for the role:
- Experience in Coach Development in Women's football or other high-performance environments in elite sports.
- Excellent understanding of teaching and learning and adopts a variety of approaches based on individual needs.
- Mentoring experience within a sporting environment.
- A modern, progressive approach to coaching.
- Hold a minimum of UEFA B Licence.
- Women's football knowledge and experience working in the women's game.
- Experience in building and maintaining strong long-lasting stakeholder relationships.
- Experience in facilitating individual, small and large group sessions effectively.
- Excellent theoretical and practical understanding of communication and presenting skills.
- Ability to influence and persuade individuals and groups internally and externally with clear, well-researched views consistent with FA strategy on player and coach development.
- Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and to build effective/collaborative internal relationships across the men's and women's coach development teams.
- Commitment to continuous learning and development.
- Flexible approach to working hours.
Beneficial to have:
- Hold a UEFA A Licence.
- FA Licensed Affiliate Tutor.
- Knowledge of current issues that impact upon the development of our young female players (in all 4 corners.)
- Knowledge and understanding of the WSL, Women's Championship, Women's National Leagues and high-performing multi-disciplinary environments.
- Experience in developing Coach Developers in Women's Football and/or other football contexts.
- Undergraduate and/or Post Graduate degree in sports science or related area (or equivalent experience.)
- Teaching Qualification.
- Experience in creating and delivering digital content.
Please note that this is a home-based contract, however, the role will have a focus towards London and the South of England. Please only apply if you are able to be flexible to these regions and able to travel as and when required on behalf of the business.
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
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, FA Women's Championship, and Vitality 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 homebased 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.
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.