Leeds United Foundation

Girls Academy (RTC) Tier 1+ GoalKeeper Coach

Leeds United Foundation



Role Type

Closing Date


Dec 10, 2021

Role description


To deliver practical goal keeping sessions in line with the Girls Academy (RTC) technical programme.

About the Organisation:

The Leeds United Foundation is a non-profit, sports charity that exists to deliver targeted, high-quality programmes that have a real and measurable positive impact on the relationship between the club, its fans and the community.

Main areas of responsibility:

Welfare of players within the Girls Academy
Provide high quality coaching and support
Implementing the Academy training and games programme in line with LTPD guidelines
Update required documents (inc Match Day & Training) within the Academy Google Drive.
Three player reviews per season per player.
Players IDP – Live document to be kept updated and monitored
Complete and support administrative duties such as Risk Assessment / Registers / Wellness report every session in-line with programme requirements / Safeguarding / Health and Safety / Child Protection
To provide verbal and / or written reports when requested by the Academy or the FA
Attend weekly meeting with the Centre Manager & Technical Director
To adopt principles of continuous personal and professional development with regard to the role
To always support Leeds United Academy with their vision & Mission values.
To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, always maintaining a professional image when representing the Leeds United Girls Academy.
To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Charity, Club, and its personnel.
To always maintain a flexible approach to work.
To maintain the upkeep of all relevant equipment pertaining to the delivery of programmes and to the safety of participants.
To undertake all other such relevant duties directed by the Senior Management team, which from time to time may be required with respect to the promotion of The Leeds United Girls Academy.
To be aware of and abide by all the Leeds United Foundation policies and procedures, in particular Safeguarding and Equality Diversity & Inclusion

Person specification:


Level 2 in Goalkeeping
FA Youth Award Module 1 and 2
FA Licensed
A recognised FA First Aid Qualification
An accepted FA Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure (previously known as an FA CRB Disclosure)
Experience in coaching girls’ football
An understanding of current girls RTC structures
Have knowledge and understanding of child development and be sensitive to children’s needs
Willingness to work weekends and training events when required
Own transport essential
Knowledge and understanding of child protection issues including holding a current FA Safeguarding Children Workshop certificate
Excellent knowledge of safeguarding and safeguarding practices.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work both independently, using your own initiative, and as part of a team.

UEFA B In Goalkeeping
Attended the FA Youth Coaches Course
Understanding of the FA Girls’ England Talent Pathway
Knowledge and understanding of working with young players
An understanding of Talent Identification
An appreciation of Long-Term Player Development
To have a willingness to use online Technologies to support the sharing of advice and guidance online to players. To include: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Google Drive.

Equality & Diversity:

As we are a diverse organisation that respects differences in race, ethnicity, religion or belief(s), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or with regards to pregnancy or maternity, we welcome all applications. We want everyone to feel valued and included in the football community and to achieve their full potential. The Leeds United Foundation is opposed to any form of discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.

Safeguarding & Recruitment:

The Leeds United Foundation and Leeds United FC are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK. The successful applicant can expect to have their personal information entered on to a Single Central Record and/or the FA’s Whole Game system, which will be shared with key football and other sports governing bodies and organisations where applicable. Applicants will be asked about any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands, including those that are considered ‘spent’ as defined by the Rehabilitation Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amended 2013). Appointment to this role is subject to a satisfactory advanced DBS Check (with children’s barred list check) and appointment is dependent on clearance and obtaining two suitable references.

Applying for the position

If you are interested and can demonstrate you have the necessary skills and experience outlined above, please send along with a brief CV and covering letter to Abigail.lee@leedsunited.com

Candidates successfully shortlisted to interview will be required to complete a supplementary application form.

Please provide two names and contacts for references.

Salary: £3000 (pro rata - fixed term to end June 2022)

Hours: 6 hours per week