Swansea University

Head of Programme - Football

Swansea University



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Oct 7, 2021

Role description

Main Purpose of the Post

The Swansea University Football Club (SUFC) are seeking to build upon the integrated structure, programme, environment, and culture to support men’s and women’s players to engage, develop and strive for success through both internal and external football and futsal offers.

The role holder will provide leadership across the football and futsal programmes and will build upon the current SUFC provision and success to date. The role will deliver and embrace Swansea University’s ‘sport for all’ ethos that runs through our current 2020-23 Sport Swansea: Active University Strategy and will operate across all three core strategic pillars:

Inspire – High Performance
Aspire – Recreational / Competitive
Engage – Introductory
The post holder will:

The role holder will provide strategically driven leadership and management for both men’s and women’s football and futsal programmes across the 3 core Sport Swansea strategic pillars.
The role holder will successfully deliver on and develop the critical success factors required by high performance programmes at Swansea University, which include Performance, Engagement, Recruitment & Marketing, Resources, Finance, and Governance.
The role holder will plan, lead, and implement professional standards across the coaching provision for performance football and futsal within BUCS competitions and Welsh Leagues at Swansea University.

Professional Services Values

All Professional Services areas at Swansea University operate to a defined set of Core Values: Professional services values and it is an expectation that everyone is able to demonstrate a commitment to these values from the point of application through to the day to day delivery of their roles. Commitment to our values at Swansea University supports us in promoting equality and valuing diversity to utilise all the talent that we have.
In addition you will operate to a defined set of Leadership Values:

We are Professional

We develop ourselves and our teams through continued professional development, and use feedback to improve. We create a culture that delivers successful outcomes through people, supporting, developing and challenging our teams to succeed. We involve our people in developing a vision for the future and in enabling innovation and change, improving University, team and individual performance.

We Work Together

We enable our teams to work together and across functions to deliver successful outcomes that exceed the needs and expectations of our customers. We are responsible for creating environments that demonstrate equality, foster trust, respect and challenge. We are accountable for providing clarity and direction, communicating the “big picture” and harnessing ideas and opportunities to achieve the University’s vision.

We care

We create environments that identify, understand and give priority to delivering the needs of the University Community (our students, colleagues, external partners and the public). We motive and inspire our teams to provide the highest standards of personalised care and in doing so uphold the Swansea University brand.

Job Reference: SD02455