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Head of Methodology


posting Date

role Type



May 4, 2024


Role Accountabilities & Key Duties

Coaching Methodology

- To lead on the development and monitoring of the Club’s game model and coaching
methodology across all QPR teams.

- To oversee the implementation of the Club’s game model and coaching methodology across
all phases of the Academy and the Women’s Team.

- To design age-appropriate coaching curriculums to support the Club’s development

- To lead on the design of appraisal systems for training sessions in line with the Club’s
methodology and game model.

- To work collaboratively with Performance, Recruitment, and Analysis staff to ensure there is
clear understanding of the methodology and its implementation into the overall strategy
and daily decision-making.

- To oversee the game model document that sets-out the Club’s playing philosophy via
written descriptions, images, video, and data.

- To design technical data scoring systems to evaluate individual and team performances

- To work closely with the Assistant Heads of Methodology to align the delivery of the
methodology across all phases of the game including set-pieces.

Coach Education

- To lead on the delivery & implementation of the Coaches Competency Framework (CCF) for
Coaching Staff across all phases of the Academy and the Women’s Team.

- To undertake observations that support the individual Development Actions Plans (DAPs) of
Coaching Staff across all phases of the Academy and the Women’s Team.

- To regularly observe training sessions and fixtures to ensure that staff are supported with
delivery methods.

- To provide the Academy’s link with the designated FA Youth Coach Developer, ensuring that
the training needs assessments of all Academy Coaching Staff are considered.

- To lead on the design and delivery of Academy learning and development events.

Pathway Management

- To play a key role in the production of Academy-developed players ready to for the First

- To work closely with the Academy Director and Head of Integrated Performance to design,
monitor and evaluate individual performance and development plans for Professional
Development Phase players.

- To provide insightful contributions towards the Club’s succession planning meetings

- To be a member of the Academy Management Team (AMT), attending all meetings and
providing relevant updates.

- To support the delivery of review meetings with players & parents/carers in line with EPPP


- To work closely with the Academy Director to design technical documents to support the
Academy’s Performance Plan

- To provide line-management and mentoring support to Academy Coaching Staff.

- To conduct performance appraisals for direct reports.

- To promote a culture of innovation across the Coaching Department, ensuring that regular
research is conducted into new ways of working.

- To undertake personal CPD as appropriate to meet the demands of the role

- To deliver all other duties that may arise from time to time and fall within the scope of this


- To have or develop an impeccable knowledge of safeguarding best practice to include a deep understanding of safeguarding children’s regulations, including legislation & governing body rules.

- To ensure that any safeguarding or welfare concerns are reporting efficiently.

- To comply with all company policies/procedures and adhere to all company regulations
regarding policies, procedures, health, safety, and security.

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