Women's National Head Coach - YDP

Federations & Major Events
United Kingdom
Full Time
Competitive
24 / 05

Lead a National team in the allocated phase overseeing a multidisciplinary team to ensure that a consistent world leading environment and development pathway is created for all players. The National Head Coach is responsible for the development of players, squads, staff and results based upon agreed team objectives from the England Women's Blueprint for Success.

Full description

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.

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

Lead a National team in the allocated phase overseeing a multidisciplinary team to ensure that a consistent world leading environment and development pathway is created for all players. The National Head Coach is responsible for the development of players, squads, staff and results based upon agreed team objectives from the England Women's Blueprint for Success.

Key Accountabilities

  • In collaboration with the YD Performance Manager lead the development and delivery of a seasonal fixture programme of training camps, games and tournaments within the agreed allocated budget set out in the 2-year strategic plan
  • Overall leadership and management of players and staff in the preparation for, delivery of and review of International events and tournament
  • Performance of the team and individuals according to parameters and milestones identified in the England Women's Blueprint for Success
  • Leadership and delivery of the overall technical and tactical programme ensuring the alignment with age groups above and below
  • Lead the creation of an outstanding performance, learning and development environment for players and staff including establishing a strong team identity
  • Provide key input into talent management structures to effectively manage their age group England Long List, including weekly player reporting
  • To support the identification, information transfer and development journey of A grade or high priority players
  • Overall responsibility for the selection of squads for England events, working closely with the multidisciplinary team
  • Work with the Analyst department to undertake thorough opposition analysis, and prepare appropriate playing strategies in line with the Blueprint for Success for UEFA / FIFA events
  • Assist in the development of WITTW through research projects, analysis and benchmarking of other nations and sports
  • Develop outstanding club relationships to build and create effective individual player development plans (IDP)
  • To lead on a specific HWP project contributing to the development of the Blueprint for Success
  • Consistently demonstrate and role model England Coaching Attributes
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with all key stakeholders including club coaches and multi -disciplinary teams
  • Support the overall development, delivery and progression of the women's Blueprint for Success
  • As required collaborate with FA media and communications staff to ensure consistent appropriate management of external communications, and social media
  • To effectively manage a team of both full time and consultant staff
  • Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities

What we are looking for

Essential

Knowledge

  • UEFA A Licence

Experience

  • High level people development skills and experience
  • Consistent, successful experience of management and development of elite players and multi-disciplinary staff
  • Ability to demonstrate inspirational leadership on and off the pitch using a variety of methods and approaches
  • Significant experience of working with youth players with a track record of high performance
  • Demonstrate understanding of international football
  • Experience of working in high performing environments
  • Deep knowledge of technical and tactical components of the game including strategies and tactics
  • Ability to create and implement a Player Development Plan
  • Growth mind-set and strong evidence of continued professional development
  • Explicit knowledge and understanding of the England DNA

Technical Skills

  • Extensive experience of Excel
  • Ability to effectively manage budgets
  • Advanced Microsoft Office
  • Ability to create presentations and present to a wide range of key stakeholders

Desirable

Knowledge

  • UEFA Pro Licence

Experience

  • Teaching experience
  • Experience of being a head coach within the women's game
  • Experience of coaching women
  • Experience working in the WSL and or Championship
  • Understanding of the demands of international football

Technical Skills

  • Basic Project Management skills
  • Basic Analysis skills

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 application.

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