Crystal Palace FC

Academy Assistant Head of Coaching 8-12s

Crystal Palace FC



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Sep 20, 2021

Role description

Job Location: Crystal Palace Football Club Academy, Copers Cope Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1NZ

Contract Type: Permanent/ Full Time

Salary: Competitive

Opening Date: September 3rd, 2021

Closing Date: September 20th, 2021

Crystal Palace Football Club are looking for an Assistant Head of Coaching to manage and support the team of 10 coaches and assistants in the U8 to U12 age groups.

You will be responsible for…

Developing a bespoke coaching pathway for each individual coach from U8 to U12
Managing both internal and external professional development for these coaches
Implementing coaching standards and game principles around team and individual coaching
Completing Coach Competency Framework reviews for each coach within the phase
Implementing the Academy playing and coaching philosophies whilst embedding our core values into parents, players and staff
Encouraging a collaborative approach to player development with all other Academy disciplines
Other duties and responsibilities as required by line manager
Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.

You will have…


Worked within the Academy system for a prolonged period of time
Experience of working with the Foundation and small-sides games phase
Knowledge and experience of the Academy Audit process and the PMA
Experience of managing a department and people
Strong IT skills
Advanced Youth Award
UEFA A Licence (or working towards)
A FA Safeguarding Children certificate
A valid, clean UK driver’s licence


Teaching awards
Qualification in Psychology
Experience of working as a Coach educator at regional or national level

You are…

A small-sided games and technical expert
A team player
Enthusiastic and energetic personality
An excellent communicator

Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder will be subject to any relevant security checks as required.

What you’ll get in return….

• Competitive salary

• High level of responsibility from day one!

To apply, please send your CV to with the subject of what role you are applying for along with a completed application form found below.