Leicester City FC

Leicester City FC

Academy U18 Assistant Coach

Country

Role Type

England

Academy

Posting Date

Nov 15, 2022

Role description

About The Role

Due to the current U18’s Assistant Coach progressing into a role with LCFC Women’s team, we are excited to be recruiting for a replacement to assist in the development and delivery of a leading-edge U18 football program, with the key focus of maximizing the potential of our Academy players and preparing them for first team recognition.

Who We’re Looking For

The ideal candidate will have significant experience within an elite sporting environment, particularly in relation to young athlete development, and always prioritise their development through the creation of a positive environment that nurtures our individual talent in order to successfully transition players from the Youth Development Phase into the U18 squad and on to our U21 squad.

Whilst we absolutely want to develop our Academy players as footballers, it is also of vital importance that the U18’s coach recognises the significance of maximising player potential off the pitch as well as on it; a consideration of the player’s education and welfare is therefore paramount, alongside the successful candidate having the ability to build positive relationships with players, parents, and other internal stakeholders including other coaches, education and welfare staff, and management.

The Club actively encourages Continuous Professional Development and would expect the successful candidate to ensure they are keeping updated with new theory and legislation, attend any necessary FA in-service training, and participate in a program of CPD across the Academy’s technical teams.

The role will require some evening and weekend working, possible overnight stays or trips overseas, therefore any candidates applying should have a flexible and robust approach to the role.

Essential qualifications:

Minimum UEFA ‘A’ qualified
Attain minimum FA age specific criteria withing the EPPP
Previous coaching experience within an elite performance environment

Desirable qualifications:

Advanced FA Youth Award

About The Club

Knowing some of the history of Leicester City Football Club helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit and family for which the Foxes are renowned for.

Formed in 1884, the Club has been in the Premier League since 2014 when the Foxes were promoted as Championship winners. In 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions. This remarkable achievement qualified them for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history, and the Foxes went on to reach the quarter finals of the competition. The Club continues to build on that success, and celebrated lifting the prestigious FA Cup in May 2021.

Under the stewardship of King Power and the Club’s CEO Susan Whelan, Leicester City Football Club is deeply committed to the local community and its supporters and continually strives to ensure that every point of engagement with fans is truly world class including the experience on matchdays. Meanwhile, investment in the Club continues, with the 2021 opening of a new state-of-the-art Training Ground in north Leicestershire.

Benefits Package

Leicester City Football Club offers a competitive salary and pension scheme with life assurance to all its permanent employees. Employees are able to benefit from free onsite parking as well as an onsite subsidised staff restaurant. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays.

Leicester City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer, and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Leicester City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply, the role will be shut down as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced.

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