An exciting opportunity has arisen at Portsmouth Football Club as we are seeking to recruit an innovative, reliable and hardworking youth development phase (U12-U14) coach for our academy programme.
As an academy coach, you will be responsible for coaching sessions with a particular squad and managing them on a matchday, whilst falling in line with the coaching philosophy, vision and values of the academy and the club as a whole. You’ll additionally be required to carry out administrative tasks for your age group, alongside providing player performance feedback on a regular basis.
Requirements of the role
The role will require you totravel to a variety of venues in and around the city of Portsmouth, in addition to away venues within our matchday programme.
Experience of working in a coaching capacity in a professional football environment and with young adolescents (U12-U14) is desirable.
The successful candidate will be required to carry out regular administrative tasks throughout the season on the PMA platform (induction will be provided) to support player development and meet EPPP requirements.
Right to work in the UK and enhanced DBS check is essential.
Experience in providing player performance feedback is desirable.
The appointed coach must have the:
UEFA ‘B’ Licence
FA Youth Award
FA Safeguarding certificate
Relatable First Aid in Sport certificate
FA Emergency First Aid in Football (or willingness to complete course - ASAP after successful appointment – to be discussed at interview)
Desirable qualifications and experience:
FA Advanced Youth Award (Youth Development Phase)
Working towards UEFA ‘A’ Licence
Relatable degree qualification
Previous use of PMA platform
Guidance to consider
Please consider the below before applying:
Due to the requirements and the commitment the roles require, it is advisable that candidates live within commutable distance to the city of Portsmouth.
Our youth development phase train three times per week with regular matchday fixtures – Monday/Wednesday/Friday evenings and Sunday mornings.
Candidates should have regular access to a vehicle and a valid drivers licence.