Stoke City FC

Academy PDP Coach and Player Care Officer

Stoke City FC



Role Type

Closing Date


Dec 1, 2021

Role description

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Stoke City Football Club of the English Football League for a full time Professional Development Phase Coach and Player Care Officer to support football operations at our Training Ground facility at Clayton Wood in Trent Vale.

The Coaching and Player Care departments play a key role in supporting the development of young players at the Club. This is a fantastic opportunity to coach and develop players in an elite environment to build on the recent success of the Academy in progressing players to the first team. Supporting the Head of Player Care and Academy Safeguarding you will be required to manage your time equally between coaching responsibilities and delivering outstanding player care to our Academy players.

The successful applicant will be an integral member of the PDP coaching staff and will be able to build and formalise relationships with players and their families to support their Academy journey. You will also be required to deliver the Club’s coaching programme to other phase players as needed.

Key Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Knowledge of Player Care, including inductions, transitions and exit strategies.
Football background as either a player or coach and a minimum of the UEFA B Licence and Advanced Youth Award.
Experience of coaching in Academy Football preferably Category One.
Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team.
Demonstrate confidence in creation and implementation of a players’ development plan, recording evidence and providing reports and feedback to players, parents/carers and colleagues.
Ability to plan, work independently and meet deadlines.
Knowledge of the requirements of elite football.
Excellent communication skills to deliver and support key messages.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high degree of flexibility to cover evenings and weekends work as required. The position will be offered on a full time basis.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and DBS checks at the appropriate level will be obtained prior to employment commencing.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 1st December 2021.