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Sheffield United FC

Sheffield United FC

Head Coach - Women's Football


posting Date

role Type



Mar 19, 2024


Valid submissions require both a completed Sheffield United Application Form (Including supporting statement) as well as relevant CV.

Full Time

Head of Women's Girls Football

Dependent on Experience


Sheffield United FC is pleased to announce the commencement of the application process for the position of Women's First Team Head Coach.
We are seeking competitive, forward-thinking, self-motivated, and dedicated candidates who aspire to be the very best. The successful candidate will manage all on and off-field football activities for Sheffield United FC Women's First Team.
The Head Coach will play a pivotal role in ensuring that the First Team's playing and coaching philosophy aligns with the Club's ambition and vision. This alignment should be driven through exemplary leadership, clear communication, and strategic planning.
In addition to aligning with the Club's vision, the Head Coach is expected to provide clear leadership and support to Club Players and Staff, fostering a high-performing team and environment rooted in strong community values.
Role Responsibilities:

To deliver a clear vision and supporting football strategy for the First Team, ensuring it is aligned with the Club's vision values.
Ensure the Club has a professional and competitive squad, with a desire to develop, deliver and succeed to their full potential.
Manage the First Team support staff, providing strong leadership and effective performance management.
To adhere to any budgets, player transfer and salary policies as set by the Club Head of Women's Girls Football.
Work with the Technical Board to create a succession plan for first-team players.
To maintain a good working relationship with the Club's Academy, and support when necessary.
Work with the Club's Media and PR department to promote the Club, ensuring communication is effective and in line with the Club's policies and procedures.

Club Wide Responsibilities:

To adhere to all Sheffield United Football Club's Safeguarding Policies and Procedures to foster an environment which protects from harm those defined as children and adults at risk.
To report any concerns of a Safeguarding nature to the relevant parties and remain fully compliant with any applicable Safeguarding checks and due diligence and recognise your responsibility to the Club's Safeguarding agenda.
To report any concerns of discrimination to the relevant parties and promote a welcoming and inclusive club environment for all.
To adhere to the Club's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies, supporting the Club to create an environment which is inclusive and all-encompassing.

Essential Criteria for the role:

UEFA A License
Tactically competent, with a successful track record of managing and/or coaching within a professional football team.
Experience and enthusiasm for coaching and mentoring elite youth and senior players.
Track record of consistent high performance in a professional football environment
Previous experience working at an elite level in Women's football.
Previous track record of developing youth players.
Empathy with young players, with an ability to inspire.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to build meaningful, strong strategic relationships with club staff, and wider football stakeholders.
The ability to work with the Club on its strategic plan, both on and off the pitch
A strong connection with fans and excellent PR skills, able to commit time to work with the local community.

Valid submissions require both a completed Sheffield United Application Form (Including supporting statement) as well as relevant CV.
Should you have any questions relating to the role, please contact Aaron Little, Head of Women's Girls Football at

Application ProcessPlease download and save the application form before inputting information. If you require a paper copy please contact the HR department or call 0114 253 7200.
Completed application forms must be submitted via email to stating the vacancy title in the subject or posted to HR, Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU.
Closing Date: Monday April 1st 2024.Please note that in the instance of high volumes of applications we may close this vacancy earlier than the closing date noted above.

Please download and save the application form on our website before inputting information.

Eligibility for Employment in the UKIn accordance with current legislative requirements the successful applicant must produce documentary verification of their eligibility to work in the UK and will not be allowed to start work until this has been received.
Equality and DiversitySheffield United FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.
Sheffield United FC are a Disability Confident Committed Employer. If you would like further information regarding the scheme and how we are able to support disabled persons within the workplace, then please contact our HR team at
Safer RecruitmentSheffield United FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK. For further information on the Club's Safeguarding Statement please access the following

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