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Southampton Football Club

Southampton Football Club

Girls Academy Technical Lead and U21s Head Coach


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Jun 6, 2024


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Girls Academy Technical Lead and Under 21s Coach
Hours: Full time (no set hours)
Location: Staplewood Training Ground
Criminal Record Check: DBS Enhanced with Child’s Barred List

Southampton FC Women has seen a meteoric growth in the past few seasons. With a thriving academy already providing new talent for the club and the creation of a Women’s first team ahead of the 2017/18 season, was the beginning of a prosperous rise into senior football.

Since 2017/18 Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side won back-to-back promotions, most recently securing their place in the Barclays Women’s Championship having just completed their second season in the league.

Our Women’s first team are full time professionals based at the famous and well known Staplewood Campus and also play their home games at St Mary’s Stadium.

One of the youngest teams in the Women’s Championship, with current England and other senior international players in the squad, the future is bright for the side as they compete at their highest level to date.

Our ambition is to become a competitive WSL team in the future and to be seen as leading not following and in order to achieve this we have this Girls Academy Technical Lead and Under 21s Coach.

The Role

In this role, you will be leading the Professional Game Academy (PGA) staff alongside coaching the U21s squad. This will involve planning, preparing, and evaluating coaching sessions and players, working within the SFC Women’s How We Play Game Model. You will also assess players in the PGA in training and match performances and maintain appropriate records to meet the needs of FA PGA licensing.

Working with the Academy Technical Coach, you will create depth charts for player progression and meet to discuss player pathways and the transition of players across age groups. You will also assist the Academy Technical Coach with parent meetings and overseeing the parental and staff communications and feedback programme. Additionally, you will be responsible for helping Football Operations and Player Care for Education in making sure the players are meeting their educational targets and attendance.

Furthermore, you will create monthly reports for the Director of Women’s Football on player progression and fixture performances as well as assisting the ETC staff in developing appropriate development programmes for the players.

Is this you?

We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal and communication skills who can work effectively as part of a team and independently. The ideal candidate should be able to coordinate and prioritise their workload and carry out their work with a professional attitude whilst paying attention to detail.

Essential Experience

An understanding of Talent Identification processes
Experience of monitoring performance and providing quality feedback to players
Experience of working with female players

Essential Qualifications

UEFA A Licence
FA Youth Award
Current FA Level 1 Introduction into First Aid in Football (IFAiF)
Current FA Safeguarding Children Workshop Certificate

Desirable Skills and Experience

Scouting experience
Experience using Player Manager Application
Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
An appreciation of Long-Term Athletic Development
FA Talent ID Qualification

How this benefits you…

If you are successful, you can look forward to a healthy benefits package;
Access to x2 free match tickets for every home league game
Access to our staff Health & Wellbeing initiatives (Mental & Physical Health).
Discounted Southampton Football Club merchandise.
25 days’ holiday per year excluding bank holidays plus your birthday off each year.
Contributory Pension Scheme.
Worldwide Travel Insurance for you and your family.
Learning & Development opportunities - supporting you to develop your potential and achieve in your career.
Free onsite parking.
Cycle to Work Scheme.
Collaborative & inclusive working culture.

How can I apply?

Very easy. Just click on the apply button below, enter your details and answer a quick pre-screening questionnaire, then attach your CV.

The closing date for applications is 19th June 2024

*We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if a high volume of applicants are received.*

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