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Burnley FC

Burnley FC

Academy Coach (CIDS)


Role Type



Posting Date

May 22, 2023

Role description

About us

Burnley FC is an established professional football club with a rich history, located in the heart of the town and its community, we believe that Burnley is a special place – a home to extraordinary people like you. Come and be part of our story!

In partnership with the Premier League, Burnley Football Club are seeking to improve the diversity of football coaches in the professional game to make this area more representative of society and the playing population. We are proud to be able to support the Coach Inclusion and Diversity Scheme by providing a high-quality opportunity that supports under-represented groups within the football industry.

What is the Coach Inclusion and Diversity Scheme?

CIDS provides a coaching role and development programme for the successful candidate. This opportunity will include coaching and observation across the Academy, including multi-disciplinary teams. Successful applicants will enter the Premier League’s Coach Development Programme which is accredited by Leeds Beckett University. Upon successful completion of the programme, coaches will receive a Diploma in Professional Football Coaching. The development programme includes mentoring, workshops, peer learning, projects and FA/UEFA qualifications dependent on need.

The person

The scheme is open to coaches who are currently under-represented within English Professional Football – these identified groups being individuals from Black, Asian and Mixed Heritage backgrounds, including Women from all backgrounds.

The ideal candidate will possess their UEFA B Licence and have excellent communications skills within a group setting. They will also need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work evenings and weekends.

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