Women's Talent Technical Coach - Midlands/East Region (Maternity cover )

Federations & Major Events
United Kingdom
Full Time
25 / 09

To lead and deliver on a regional talent pathway strategy that identifies and nurtures players who have potential to become a senior Lioness.

Full description

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
To lead and deliver on a regional talent pathway strategy that identifies and nurtures players who have potential to become a senior Lioness.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and deliver a region-specific talent strategy providing a supply of players meeting the required benchmarks for international youth teams
  • Develop and implement a tracking and monitoring system that allows female players individual progression to be objectively qualified in each region.
  • Work in partnership with Player Insights and specific expertise to develop and validate age appropriate talent profiles and selection policies
  • To lead and deliver the National Development Programme allowing talent to reach opportunity
  • Develop and deliver a parent education programme to support the journey of talented female players
  • Undertake innovative talent activities to engage and identify talented female players across the region in more rural or urban areas
  • Work in partnership with the EFL Trust and all external stakeholders to develop and enhance our Talent Inclusion project
  • Provide information and attend England long list player selection and grading events when required
  • Establish a close working relationship with the talent pathway MDT staff to facilitate delivery of activity
  • Where required and directed through talent management systems, in-situ support for priority players to drive player IDPs positively influencing players and coaches within clubs
  • Consistently seek good practice from other sports and UEFA study visits to learn and share good practice from talent pathway perspective
  • Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities

What we are looking for


  • UEFA A Licence


  • Experience of planning, implementing and managing successful talent programmes / pathways
  • Experience of leading player development programmes within a club environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyse effective talent pathway activities to increase player development interventions
  • High level people development skills and experience
  • Ability to build positive working relationships
  • Ability to demonstrate working within elite football / sports environments
  • Deep knowledge of technical and tactical components of the game
  • Ability to analyse and present data to support player development work

Technical Skills

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


  • UEFA Pro Licence


  • Experience of building and delivering talent pathways
  • A detailed knowledge of the women's game
  • Experience and knowledge of international football
  • Explicit knowledge and understanding of the England DNA

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 covering letter.


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