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Crewe Alexandra FC

Crewe Alexandra FC

Lead Pre-Academy Co-Ordinator


posting Date

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Jan 8, 2024


To oversee and develop all areas of the Pre-Academy programme.
To lead and develop a group of regional Pre-Academy scouts who are responsible for observing games at the u6/7/8 age groups and ultimately recommending players to attend the Pre-Academy.
To work closely with The Head of Academy Recruitment and Lead Foundation Phase Coach with regards to the recruitment, development and retention of Pre-Academy players.
To create a fun, challenging environment that enables players to learn, develop and improve whilst maintaining the core elements of the Crewe Alexandra Academy Coaching philosophy.
To organise and oversee a bespoke games programme for all Pre-Academy age groups.
To build relationships with key contacts including, grassroots clubs/coaches, schools and privately established Development Centre’s.
A wide range of knowledge and contact base across local junior grassroots football, both in the local and surrounding areas.
To identify and create a database containing details of the best players and teams in our Academy’s catchment area.
To liaise with parents and to conduct player review meetings at appropriate times.
To be present at all Pre-Academy coaching sessions and fixtures.
To organise tournaments/festivals for local grassroots clubs and schools for recruitment purposes.
To develop and deliver a highly detailed coaching programme and to liaise with the Head of Coaching to organise coaching staff.
To develop and deliver a CPD programme for staff working in the Pre-Academy phase.
To maintain the highest standards at all times whilst representing the Football Club

About The Candidate

Person Specification

Able to both lead and be part of a team
Reliable and trustworthy
Strong work ethic
Professional – Manner/Appearance

Essential Qualifications

Minimum UEFA C licence/Level 2
FA Youth Award
Valid FA Safeguarding and First-Aid Certificate
Successful applicant will be required to undertake an FA DBS check
Able to work evenings and weekends as required
Full driving licence and car

Desirable Qualifications

UEFA B licence
Advanced Youth Award (u5-u11)
FA Talent ID Qualification
Previous experience of working in a Professional Football Academy working with and developing Academy players across the Foundation Phase.
Knowledge of EPPP and PMA

About The Club

Crewe Alexandra Football Club are committed to our Safeguarding and Welfare policies, therefore the  successful applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975.

Crewe Alexandra Football Club promotes equal opportunities in employment we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience appear to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview. Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

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