Millwall Lionesses

First Team Manager

Millwall Lionesses



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date

First Team

Sep 30, 2021

Role description

Hours of work: Training – Monday & Wednesday evenings for 1.5 hours

Matchdays – Sunday, KO usually 2pm.

Salary: This role is voluntary. Expenses paid for travel to away games.

Location: We train and play home games at St Paul’s Sports Ground, Salter Rd, Rotherhithe, SE16 5EF.

Responsible to: Millwall Community Trust CEO & Millwall Lionesses Committee

Role Summary:

Millwall Lionesses FC are seeking to appoint a First Team Manager to take the club forward and build towards promotion to the Women’s National League.

Much has been done to stabilise and re-build the club in recent years, such that the club now has a strong fanbase, a ground back in the local area and a new Academy set-up.

We now wish to build on this by appointing a Manager who can bring success at this level and can prepare the club for the next step on this journey back up the women’s pyramid.

Required skills:

The desire and drive to succeed in a competitive division with many talented teams and the ambition to take the club to the next level;
The ability to manage, motivate and coach a first team squad to give of their best on the field;
A minimum of a Level 2 (UEFA ‘C’) Licence, preferably holding their UEFA ‘B’ Licence or be actively registered and studying for this qualification together with evidence of continuing professional development over the last five years;
Evidence of being able to apply coaching theory to ‘on pitch’ performance and influence game outcome positively by tactical knowledge and decision making;
A network of connections within the women’s game to help build a competitive squad, be at the forefront of new initiatives and to promote the work of Millwall within the women’s game;
The ability to build an effective coaching/support team as necessary to deliver on field performance;
Experience in the recruitment, development and coaching of young players through an accredited Academy with successful promotion of players to first team level or more senior clubs;
A strong connection with fans and excellent PR skills – able to commit time to work with the local community and governing bodies as an ambassador for the club;
A role model for code of conduct behaviours in the game and highly supportive of standards for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in line with FA guidelines;
Experience of using performance data and analytics to improve performance and outline coaching improvement plans for players.
Personal skills:

Trustworthy, conscientious and reliable person
A pro-active nature
Ability to use self-initiative as well as work within a team
Excellent time management skills
Professional and approachable in your conduct towards others
Displays high level of confidentiality
Flexibility and willingness to learn
Is receptive to feedback

How to apply:

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to or click on the link via Jobs In Football to send your letter and CV.

Due to the quantity of applicants expected, only those short-listed will be notified.

Other info:

Millwall FC is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. The successful candidate may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through The FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information given.

This document is a guide only and should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the organisation. All employees may be required to undertake any other duties as may be reasonably requested.

Millwall Lionesses are fully committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and anti-discrimination. We will work to address areas of under-representation and disadvantage in all aspects of our operations, activities and services. In practice, this means that we will respect the needs of each and every individual regardless of their differences; and to this end we will deliver our operations, activities and services in such a way so as to ensure that that no one is excluded.