Wigan Athletic FC

Wigan Athletic FC

Foundation Phase/Youth Development Coach


Role Type



Posting Date

Apr 13, 2022

Role description

Do you have a passion for youth development?
Do you want to be a part of the new Wigan Athletic?
Wigan Athletic Academy are hiring for a Foundation Phase/Youth Phase Coach, responsible for the delivery of high-quality coaching in line with the Youth Development/Foundation Phase curriculum to all players within their designated age group.
This is a casual contract working 8-12 hours per week, to include evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays, predominately based at Stadium Way Academy.
You will:
Deliver age specific Coaching Curriculum to players in their charge.
Communicate effectively with all team members and reporting back to the Lead Phase Coach.
Work effectively within a multidisciplinary team to deliver the coaching curriculum.
Attend CPD events and Academy meetings as required.
Use the ‘PMA’ to complete reviews and assessments of training sessions, fixtures, player feedback, 6 weekly reports, half year reports, ILO’s and ILP’s.
Attend Academy fixtures and travel with the Academy Squads (where applicable).
Be responsible for match day kits and training equipment.
The successful candidate will have:
UEFA B Licence
Proven coaching experience within an elite framework.
Proven ability to differentiate tasks based on ability and key stages of player/child development.
IT literate, with the ability to use the full Microsoft Office package.
Proven ability to build effective working relationships with players, staff and parents
Proven ability to organise own and others workloads and to prioritise effectively.
Proven ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
Ability to effectively manage time and resources.
Proven ability to adapt and take on new initiatives
Approachable and professional manner towards young people.
Self-motivated with a passion to succeed.
Willingness to learn and continuously develop.
Flexible to meet the requirements of the needs of the business.
Here at Wigan Athletic we are on an exciting journey. If you would like to be part of our journey and have a passion for our football club, then we want to hear from you. We offer:
A Competitive Salary
25 days annual leave
X2 complimentary tickets to all home league fixtures
Career development opportunities
Free onsite parking
The role will require an Enhanced DBS
Closing date for applications: 12pm on Monday 25th April 2022.

To apply please head over to our website and complete our application form as we don’t accept CV’s.
Please return your completed application to jobs@wiganathletic.com or by post to HR, Wigan Athletic, DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UZ.
The company is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
The company is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk involved in its activities and events. The group recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of these vulnerable groups by a commitment to procedures to protect them. The group expects all staff and volunteers to fully support and promote these commitments.

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