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Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club

Coach, Inclusion & Diversity Coach


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Apr 22, 2024


Job Specification
Coach Inclusion & Diversity Coach
Vacancy ID : 010324 Salary : £30,000 per annum
Employment : Hour Basis :
Location : Elite Football Performance Centre Closing Date : 13-May-2024

Job Title: Coach, Inclusion & Diversity Coach
Location: American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, Lancing
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Hours: Full time
Job Type: 23-month fixed term contract
Deadline Day: 13th May 2024

Interview dates: May 2024
Start Date: August 2024 (pending completion of vetting checks)

This scheme is only open for coaches who are from Black, Asian and Mixed Heritage backgrounds, including women of all backgrounds. Brighton & Hove Albion FC will only consider applications of these backgrounds.

About Brighton & Hove Albion FC
We compete at the highest levels of football on a global stage whilst keeping our Sussex community spirit. Our vision is to be a top ten Premier League club and a top four Women's Super League club. A commitment to high performance, high professional standards and making a difference is at the heart of everything we do.

What is the Coach Inclusion & Diversity scheme?
As a part of our commitment to improve the diversity of football coaches in the professional game, we are proud to partner with the Premier League again to support the Coach Inclusion & Diversity scheme for the 2024/25 season. This season, we are encouraging applicants who are goalkeeping coaching specialists aspiring to coach in a professional capacity, so that football better represents the wider communities in which it is played, enjoyed and serves. Having greater diversity helps the club perform better on and off pitch.

The objectives of the scheme
To increase the number of coaches who are Black, Asian and Mixed Heritage backgrounds, including women of** all** backgrounds in full-time coaching positions in English professional football
To provide coaches on the scheme with a fixed-term employment contract and development opportunities within a Premier League or EFL Clubs
To substantially improve long-term employment prospects for coaches who complete the scheme
To provide each of the coaches with their own development programme to ensure that they are appropriately supported to become successful coaches and visible role models
To assist in diversifying the workforce at Premier League or EFL Clubs, promoting a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion
What is the opportunity with Brighton & Hove Albion FC?
The scheme will be on a 23-month fixed term contract with us and will have the opportunity to rotate within a multidisciplinary team across our boy's and girl's pathway in a goalkeeping coach role. It is a fully integrated and intensive and is designed to accelerate the successful candidates' coaching knowledge and ability to better equip them for a sustainable career in full-time coaching. You will be enrolled to the Premier League's Coach Development Programme which is accredited by Leeds Beckett University. The development programme includes mentoring, workshops, peer learning, projects and access to FA/UEFA qualifications dependent on need.

Your experience and qualifications
Coaches must not have previous experience of holding a full-time coaching role in either a Premier League or EFL club.

Up to date qualification which will need to be achieved before the start of employment:
UEFA B licence
UEFA B Goalkeeping (or working towards)
In-date FA Safeguarding certificate
In-date Emergency Aid certificate
DBS certificate (to be arranged via the club)
The successful applicant must be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Your application
Please apply with us, using the button below by following these guidelines (in Word/PDF format):

1. Upload your CV.

2. Upload a cover letter confirming to us how you meet the requirement of each criteria for the application (eligibility for this positive action development opportunity: qualification and skills, knowledge and experience on the person specification - below this advert).

Please Include answers to the following questions (no more than 500 words per answer):

a) Why are you attracted to this scheme and what are your ambitions for this role?
b) How does the scheme fit into your career plan and what personal and professional development have you undertaken to prepare for this role?
c) How would your unique expertise positively impact upon the club and the players we support?
d) In your opinion, what are the core attributes needed to be an excellent goalkeeper coach?

These can be uploaded separately or together as one document (in word or PDF format).

All personal data that the applicant shares on the equality monitoring form will be submitted separately and not form any part of the application process. This information is collected simply to see if our advert is reaching a wide and diverse range of applicants who are applying for this role. By submitting your application, you are agreeing to the club and the Premier League processing your personal details for the purpose of administering and evaluating. The successful candidate will be selected based on merit as measured against the person specification, set out above.

Our values play a pivotal role in our success
Our values are a set of filters through which we deliver to each other, our fans, our partners and our sponsors. As a team we live and breathe these values:
Treat People Well
Exceed Expectations
Aim High. Never Give Up
Act with Integrity
Make it Special
How we say thank you
In return for your hard work and commitment to us, some of the additional benefits you will receive will include, but not limited to:
Free breakfast and lunch at both sites
23 days holiday rising with length of service (pro rata for part time staff)
Rewards platform, which includes access to 900+ retailers, a wellbeing centre and much more!
Priority access to match tickets and access to free WSL tickets for 23/24 season
In-house training programme and CPD opportunities
Discounts and benefits from partners and local businesses
Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Our core values mean that we have a strong ethical culture which allows us to meet the needs of our diverse audience, both on and off the pitch. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application, do not hesitate to get in touch with

Safeguarding is part of everything we do
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

This is a UK based job. It is unlawful to employ a person who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. All offers of employment for this role are subject to background checks, including criminal (DBS) and right to work, as well as a full reference history. We do not offer sponsorship for applicants who do not have the right to work in the UK.

Please note all applications must be made through the official club careers page. Third party applications are not accepted*. *

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