Blackburn Rovers FC

Girls’ Regional Talent Club (RTC) Technical Director

Blackburn Rovers FC



Role Type

Closing Date


Nov 30, 2021

Role description

Job purpose

To establish a sustainable system and approach to coach development within the Regional Talent Club.

Duties and responsibilities

To be committed to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all elite players, promoting their well-being needs whilst maintaining professional boundaries;
To develop coaches so they improve and perform to the best of their potential and are consequently able to maximize the potential of the players they work with;
To design, manage and implement the coaching curriculum to all phases;
Work according to Blackburn Rovers Ladies FC philosophy and values;
Ensure coaches have a clear understanding and acceptance of their development needs and an up-to-date Training Need Analysis (TNA);
Ensure individual coaches have Development Action Plans (DAP);
Work with coaches to develop their abilities and potential;
Ensure coaches hold required qualifications and up-to-date licenses;
To ensure development programmes are designed and delivered;
To ensure coaches are working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT);
Oversee the aligning of coaching curriculum with playing and coaching philosophy;
To design and implement a Club Specific Coach Competency Framework (CCF) to monitor and evaluate coaches in order to develop DAPs and group coach development opportunities;
To ensure the RTC Coaching Curriculum is constantly delivered in line with the Ladies playing philosophy and coaching philosophy;
To provide assistance in ensuring the RTC meets the requirements to ensure FA Funding & Requirements for the RTC Licence;
Liaise with Lead BRFC Community Trust Women & Girls Development Officer ensuring that an effective schools/development programme is in operation;
Liaise with the Centre Manager with regards to individual players and possible personal development plans (ILPs);
Attend regular RTC Management Team meetings and attend when required FA RTC and Blackburn Rovers team meetings;
To deliver to the staff appraisals for all part time academy coaches annually and all support staff appraisals;
Where required, work with an Age Group that may need assistance / coaching experience; and
Deliver CPD events as required to all coaches across the Academy

Skills required

A dynamic, confident communicator whilst able to adapt style and approach as and when required; able to engage with businesses, coaches and players;
Attention to detail and excellent organisational skills are required along with a conscientious approach to all areas of work;
Flexible approach to work with a proven commitment to teamwork; and
Knowledge of safeguarding children and/or vulnerable groups

Knowledge required

Knowledge of working with female elite players;
Have a knowledge of player development within the female game; and
Have a knowledge and multiple player links for enhancing player recruitment.

Qualifications required

UEFA A Licence (or close to completion);
FA Youth Licence;
FA Emergency First Aid; and
FA Safeguarding

Due to high-levels of interest, this post may close early so early application is advised, otherwise the closing date for this role is 12 noon on Tuesday 30th November 2021.