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Watford FC

Watford FC

Advanced Player Development Coach


posting Date

role Type



Jan 3, 2024


Advanced Player Development Coach 

Salary: L2:£12.50 per hour. L3:£15.00 per hour.

Locations: Borehamwood Football Club, Mondays (6pm-8.30pm)

Sept 23 – Jun 24 (term time)

Watford FC Training Ground, AL2 1BZ , Fridays (5.15pm-9.15pm)

Sept 23 – Jun 24 (term time)

Hours: 6.5 hours per week.

Contract type: Casual/Zero hours.

Closing date: Sunday 28th January 2024.

Interview date: TBC - Upon review of application.

Summary of your role:

Are you a passionate team player who wants to make a positive difference through football? Look no further and apply to join our Player Development team to deliver on our Advanced Player Development Centre in Hertfordshire. You will be key to educating & developing young people around how to develop as a footballer & as a person.

Your key responsibilities, but not limited to:

Providing high quality football delivery to local ‘advanced’ grassroots football players in line with projects values and structure.
Ensuring that coaching sessions delivered are in line with the FA Four Corner Model & our Advanced PDC coaching syllabus / style of play.
Ensuring you tailor your coaching approach / style to fit the individual needs for each player.
Ensuring the team provides high quality provision to all players.
Liaising with the joint Advanced PDC Head Coaches to build new & existing relationships with local grassroots football clubs and/or players

You must have:

Minimum Level 2/UEFA C Certificate in Coaching Football or working towards.
In-date First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications
Experience of delivering high quality football sessions to ‘advanced’ Grassroots players.
Proficient in using Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Good organisation and problem-solving skills
Due to the demands of the role, you will need to have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle

Flexible approach to working evenings, weekends, and commitment to fixtures during half terms.

Understanding of the Trust commitment to EDI & Safeguarding

FA Talent ID Level 1

Relevant experience working within football development/coaching.

You ideally would have:

FA Level 3 (UEFA B) Certificate in Coaching Football, or currently enrolled on a Level Three (UEFA B) Course.
Experience working within a professional football clubs community trust / foundation within football development/coaching.
Experience of writing individual development plans.

About us

Watford Football Club’s Community Sports and Education Trust is a registered charity that has been proudly supporting people and communities for over thirty years, as originally established by Graham Taylor OBE and Sir Elton John. We continue this legacy today by engaging people of all ages and backgrounds through high-quality community-based initiatives and services.

Our Vision: Improving lives, enhancing communities.

Our Mission: Making a positive difference for all through sport, physical activity, and learning.

Our Values: To be honest, reliable, and trustworthy - Integrity. To be inclusive in all our decision-making - Inclusivity. To be bold and creative in the way we work - Innovation.

Our Culture: We are a values-based and vision-driven charity, who put our people and our beneficiaries at the heart of everything we do and why we do it.

Benefits of working for us

Chance to join an award-winning charity and work alongside colleagues who are determined to utilise the positive power of sport, physical activity and learning for social good.
Friendly working environment
Employee Assistance Programme
Investors in People accreditation
Opportunity to benefit from a range of training and development opportunities
Flexible working environment
Staff kit
On-site parking available

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