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Sheffield United FC

Sheffield United FC

Academy Goalkeeping Lead & Under 21 Assistant Coach


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May 18, 2024


HOURS: 40 hours per week
Sheffield United Academy, Sheffield Hallam Sports Park
LINE MANAGER: Academy Manager
RATE OF PAY: Dependent on Experience

Sheffield Untied Women are seeking a passionate and experienced Academy Goalkeeper Lead & U21 Assistant coach to join our dedicated team. You will play a leading role in evolving and implementing our training syllabus and ensuring our academy players receive the highest standard of coaching and development. You'll collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to provide a holistic learning environment, analyse player performance, and contribute to recruitment strategies.

Role Responsibilities:

Develop elite goalkeepers across the academy through personalized training plans and performance analysis.
Oversee the smooth transition of top academy goalkeepers to the first team.
Ensure the monitoring of goalkeeper's performance across the academy, ensuring all goalkeepers have an 'Individual Development Plan' which is consistently delivered, reviewed and adapted, with appropriate opportunities to practice on the areas highlighted.
Lead the goalkeeping department, designing age-specific curriculums and integrating with outfield player development.
Deliver goalkeeping coaching sessions aligned with the academy's program.
Prepare U21 goalkeepers for matches and analyse their performance.
Collaborate effectively with the academy's multi-disciplinary team.
Contribute to the scouting and recruiting process where appropriate.
Attend and contribute to meetings as directed by the Academy Manager.
Any other reasonable duties as requested by the Academy Manager.
Act and behave at all times to project a proper professional image of Sheffield United Football Club and act in the best interests of the Club.
To carry out/take part in training requests and CPD as directed by the Club.

Club Wide Responsibilities:

To adhere to all Sheffield United Football Club's Safeguarding Policies and Procedures to foster an environment which protects from harm those defined as children and adults at risk.
To report any concerns of a Safeguarding nature to the relevant parties and remain fully compliant with any applicable Safeguarding checks and due diligence and recognise your responsibility to the Club's Safeguarding agenda.
To report any concerns of discrimination to the relevant parties and promote a welcoming and inclusive club environment for all.
To adhere to the Club's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies, supporting the Club to create an environment which is inclusive and all-encompassing.

Essential Criteria for the Role:

Minimum UEFA B Licence GK coaching award.
FA Licensed Coach (Member of the Licensed Coaches Club).
Experience of and enthusiasm for coaching and mentoring elite youth players and/or coaches.
Track record of producing high performing youth players.
Empathy with young players with an ability to inspire.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to build meaningful, strong strategic relationships with club staff at all levels including 1st team.
Understanding of learning, development and high performance with a proven ability to create optimum learning environments for players.
Awareness of diversity and equality challenges in football.
Empathy and commitment to the long-term development of the game.
Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Desirable Criteria for the Role:

UEFA B Coaching Award.
Strong Existing relationships within the Academy Network.
Application Process
Please download and save the application form before inputting information. If you require a paper copy please contact the HR department or call 0114 253 7200.

Completed application forms must be submitted via email to stating the vacancy title in the subject or posted to HR, Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU.

Closing Date: Thursday 30th May 2024.
Please note that in the instance of high volumes of applications we may close this vacancy earlier than the closing date noted above.

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