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Leicester City FC

Leicester City FC

Academy Youth Development Phase Coach


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Jul 8, 2024


Academy Youth Development Phase Coach (Part-Time)

About The Role

Working on a part-time basis, the core purpose of the Academy Youth Development Phase Coach is to support the age group coach in developing a leading-edge programme that maximises the potential of our young people in the LCFC Academy.

Who We’re Looking For

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in creating positive learning environments for young people, with a track record of developing and nurturing young athletes to progress through the LCFC Academy and attain apprenticeship contracts.

Key duties of the role include;

-Establish and maintain an effective learning environment as part of the Club’s football philosophy.

-Assist the age group coach in the planning and delivery of training sessions, taking responsibility for key elements as discussed with the coach.

-Assist the age group coach on matchdays.

-Contribute to and deliver players’ Individual Learning Plans.

-Support the development of progress reports to parents and players in accordance with EPPP requirements for U12-U16 age groups.

-Contribute to the talent assessment process where appropriate.

-Contribute to and partake in a programme of CPD for all Academy technical staff.

-To attend the required FA in-service training.

The successful candidate must also have gained specific required qualifications and experience, including;

-UEFA B qualification (Essential)

-Completed FA Youth Modules (Essential)

-Experience of young player development in an elite performance environment and demonstrable knowledge of relevant and appropriate skill development practices (Essential)

-UEFA A qualification (Desirable)

-FA Advanced Youth Award (Desirable)

-Emergency First Aid in Football (Desirable)

-Completed the FA’s Safeguarding Children Workshop (Desirable)

-Hold a full / clean UK driver’s licence with the ability to drive a minibus (Desirable)

The role may require you to work at unsociable hours including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.

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 was promoted to the Premier League in 2014 when the Foxes returned to the top tier as the Championship title-winners. In 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions. This remarkable achievement qualified us for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history, and we subsequently reached the quarterfinals. The Club continued to build on that success and celebrated lifting the prestigious FA Cup in May 2021. Following relegation from the Premier League in 2023, the Club made it the top priority to get straight back up and did so as Championship title-winners in the 2023-2024 season.

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. 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.

Contract Type – Permanent Part-Time
Hours Per Week –11

One City. One Club. One Leicester.

Leicester City Football Club believes that football is for all, and we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion, where valuing the individual is our highest priority. We are working to see equality across all areas of the Club and welcome applications from all areas of the community. We are committed to the wellbeing of our staff and welcome applicants seeking flexible hours.

If you have any requirements in regard to the recruitment process, please let us know; we are happy to support your needs.

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