The development of young talent and giving young players a chance has long been at the centre of our philosophy, so our Academy is a vital part of our club and exists to develop Strong Young Gunners for the future.
We are looking for a Pre-Academy Goalkeeping Coach who will oversee and deliver training programmes for our Under 6 - Under 8 age groups. You'll also be working closely with our support departments to deliver both on and off field success for our young players.
Who We Are
We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here.
Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).
Delivering first-class goalkeeper coaching sessions at our Hale End facility and pre-academy regional centres, which are engaging and fun.
Meeting regularly with our Pre-Academy Manager to review and track player progress, and to plan methods of improvement to help get the best out of our players.
Preparing and submitting player Individual Development Plans for all of our young goalkeepers.
Planning and submitting session plans, match reports, attendance and reviews to ensure we have the highest quality information available to inform our plans.
Maintaining and educating players and parents on discipline as set out in the Arsenal Football Club Code of Conduct.
What We Are Looking For
A Level 2 / UEFA C / Goalkeeping qualification.
A Valid FA Licensed Coaches Club Membership.
An up to date Safeguarding Children Certificate and Emergency Aid.
The successful applicant will be required to complete a self-declaration and an enhanced DBS check. It is a requirement of the role that this applicant needs an acceptable criminal record check.
Excellent communication and relationship building skills with people of all ages. The ability to understand and empathise with our young players is vital, while also having the ability to build relationships with other coaches and the parents of the players.
Hours of Work
Hours of work will vary on a weekly basis and may include evening and weekend work.
Arsenal for Everyone
Arsenal for Everyone is our commitment to promoting and embracing equality, diversity and inclusion, so that everyone connected to the club feels like they belong to the same Arsenal family. We believe that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch.
Disability Confident Leader
We are a Disability Confident Leader. We actively welcome applications from people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need disability-related adjustments to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.
If you are likely to meet the definition of being a ‘disabled person’ according to the Equality Act 2010, we will offer you an interview if you meet the minimum criteria for a role. Please choose the option of a guaranteed interview on your application form. The information you share with us about your health or disability will not be used in recruitment decisions.