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Charlton Athletic FC

Charlton Athletic FC

Head of Girls Academy


posting Date

role Type



Jun 4, 2024


​Position: Head of Girls Academy​

Location: Sparrows Lane Training Ground

Salary: TBC

Hours: 18 hours per week

About Us:

Charlton Athletic Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Charlton, south-east London. The club was founded on June 9th, 1905 and has a very storied history from rising to the top-flight of English Football in the 1930s (First Division) and again in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, to winning the FA Cup in 1947 and to leaving their Valley home in the mid-1980s only to make an impassioned return in 1992. Historically, the women's team played under Charlton Athletic from 2000 to 2007 but were released to become an independently run team in 2007 following the men's team's relegation from the Premier League.

The women's team were originally formed as a non-professional team in 1991 and were highly successful in the early 2000s winning The FA Cup, the League Cup, and the Charity Shield, as well as coming runners-up in the top division in multiple seasons. In February 2021, the club acquired the Charlton Athletic Women's team, turning the team full-time professional, and integrating them to become one club again.

Currently, our men's first team competes in League One, the third tier of English football, and our women's team competes in the Women’s Championship, the second highest division of women's football in England. At Charlton, we are ‘one club’ and can be truly described as a ‘family club’.

Role Description:

The purpose of this role is to work with a range of internal and external partners to provide a range of diverse and bespoke support for coaches within female football, in line with The FA’s Strategy for Women’s Football. They will create a positive learning culture that enables coaches to fulfil their potential.

Key Responsibilities:

The delivery of the coach development curriculum through face-to-face training, online events and digital learning outputs
Work strategically with key internal and external partners to identify the coaching landscape and develop a plan to support coaches across the performance pathway.
Support the induction process of new coaching staff members within the womens acacemy.
Individualised coaching & mentoring of a team of coaches within the womens academy.
Support the performance review and appraisal process of womens academy coaches.
Feedback & ongoing progress reporting to help shape the development curriculum and operating practices
Contributing to the ongoing evolution of the coach development role.​

Hold minimum qualification - UEFA B coaching licence
A knowledgeable Coach Development Officer that is motivated and enthusiastic to drive the delivery of coach development projects within the Girls Academy.
Able to clearly evidence the impact you have had in developing coaches and coaching programmes.
Have an excellent understanding of the female talent pathway.
A strong team player with excellent communication and organisational skills to drive and develop programmes with their proactive approach


An excellent communicator
Interested and passionate about female football
A hard worker with acute attention to detail
Driven for excellence
Able to work as a team

Additional Information:

CAFC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, color, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment
This is role that includes work on weekends and evenings ;
Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK;
Charlton Athletic FC is committed to following relevant health & safety regulations and all members of staff are expected to be fully aware and adhere to, at all times, the Club’s H&S and fire safety procedures;
Charlton Athletic Football Club are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment;

Charlton Athletic Football Club are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The successful candidate may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining a post, as all cases are mediated individually according to the nature of the role and the information provided.

Note: Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive we regret that we are unable to respond to unsuccessful applicants.

To Apply: Please send a copy of your CV as well as a covering letter explaining why you want to apply for this role to: ​​ADD LINK HERE

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