Nottingham Forest FC

Nottingham Forest FC

Academy Goalkeeping Coach U9 - U16


Role Type



Posting Date

Nov 25, 2022

Role description

Salary: Competitive – please state your expectations on application

Hours: Full time, 42 hours per week, flexible working hours required, with Local, National, and International travel where necessary.

Location: The Nigel Doughty Academy Nottingham Forest Training Ground.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Coaching, this position is to be primarily responsible for the technical development, and to assist in the Physical, Mental, Social and Academic development of the schoolboy GK Academy players within the Foundation Phase (9-11) and Youth Development Phase (12-16) at the Football Club as prescribed by the club philosophy, Academy Manager, Head of Coaching and Head of Academy Goalkeeping. With Specific focus on the Foundation and Youth development phase with occasional support within the Professional Development Phase.

Work closely with the Academy Manger, Head of Coaching, Head of Academy Goalkeeping and Lead Phase Coaches to ensure the continuous development of all Academy goalkeepers.
Effectively deliver a high level of training for the Academy’s goalkeeping development programme.
Ensure all Academy goalkeepers are fully prepared for games and have a comprehensive development programme, including liaising with the video analysis and strength & conditioning departments.
Monitor goalkeeping coaching and promote good practice across all phases.
Create a positive environment for player development; display high standards of behaviour and appearance and encourage the same from all coaches and players.
Ensure timely and accurate updating of player information on the Academy’s player management system (PMA).
Manage and work with Head of Academy Goalkeeping to plan, deliver and evaluate coaching sessions in line with the Academy’s philosophy, goalkeeping coaching plan and coach competency framework.
Liaise with the Head of Academy Recruitment and other key staff to identify and recruit goalkeepers across all age groups.
Undertake continued professional development organised by the academy and in line with EPPP rules.
Attend and report at Parents’ Evenings and phase meetings.
Undertake other duties as directed by the Academy Manager, Head of Coaching or Head of Academy Goalkeeping.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

UEFA ‘B’ GK Licence Minimum
AYA preferred
Youth Award
Excellent knowledge of Professional Football.
Demonstrable experience working in Academy Football.
Focus on Individual player development within a team process
Creative presentation skills and experience of presentation (Preferred)
Excellent interpersonal skills, be adaptable to work with members of staff across departments and senior staff.
Ability to work under pressure and willing to work unsociable hours to meet deadlines.
Dedicated to self-improvement and personal development
Organised, methodical and logical approach to work.
High level I.T. and presentation skills, in building and delivering relevant information.
BFAS first aid award
Enhanced DBS Check

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

UEFA GK A Licence (working Towards)
Previous professional playing experience

If you are excited at the thought of joining our amazing team at Nottingham Forest, our application process is via our Application and Diversity forms which can be found on our website and emailed to

Due to the high volume of applications, we receive daily, please state your name and the job role in the email subject bar on application as follows: NAME – JOB ROLE – APPLICATION

Nottingham Forest Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital / civil partnership status, pregnancy / maternity leave, race, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic

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