MK Dons

Academy Lead Coach

MK Dons


Milton Keynes

Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Sep 30, 2021

Role description

Overall Objective

To develop the Academy players aligned with the club coaching & playing philosophy through training and matches

Job Description

Main Objectives

• To plan, prepare and lead the delivery of coaching sessions as per the agreed timetable aligned with the coaching and playing philosophy

• To ensure all administration requirements for your respective age group including PMA / HUDL & reviews are completed on a weekly basis

• To ensure the session plan is designed using the MK Dons session template and uploaded onto the PMA post session

• To ensure that the players use HUDL & the PMA on a regular basis for their match reviews and that the review process is regularly monitored

• Comply with all company policies/procedures and regulations relating to your role in the Academy

• To maximise attendance at all relevant Academy Coach Meetings (Phase/Academy & CPD events) with the aim to contribute towards the Academy’s goals and objectives

• To be prepared to do other duties to further the development of the Club and Academy as and when required

• To manage and maintain all Academy equipment and resources.

Person Specification

Essential skills and qualifications:

• Willing to adopt the MK Dons coaching & playing philosophy

• Appetite for self-development

• IT literate and able to effectively use/learn to operate various platforms including Microsoft / PMA / HUDL / Zoom

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Have a flexible attitude to work

• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

• Have a polite and courteous manner

• Be organised, have good time management skills

• Have the enthusiasm to set high standards and achieve company objectives

• Ability to liaise with footballers, coaches, management and other stakeholders in a professional manner

• Be prepared to work evenings and weekends

• Previous academy coaching experience

Essential Qualifications:

• Hold the following qualifications:

UEFA ‘B’ Coaching Certificate

FA Learning Safeguarding Children Certificate

FA Basic First Aid for Sport Certificate Current

FA Licensed Coaches Club Member


• Full driving licence ideally including the D1 Category

• UEFA ‘A’ licence Coaching Certificate

Closing date for Application Forms: 30 September 2021