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The FA

The FA

Men's National Goalkeeping Coach


Role Type



Posting Date

Jan 10, 2023

Role description

Our Organisation

Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation through Winning England Teams.

The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.

The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, and Vitality Women's FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

To deliver against our goal we have reallocated resources and invested heavily in developing a team of exceptional people capable of creating winning England teams at our world-class training facilities at our National Football Centre, St. George's Park.

This is a unique and exciting time to join The FA and the Technical Team will be integral to the organisation achieving its goals.

90 minutes to change our world

Role Description
Carry out the role of National Goalkeeping Coach to at least one of the England Development Teams
Contribute to all aspects of the Goalkeeping department's activities, supporting the mission of ‘Unearthing, empowering and inspiring future generations of England Goalkeepers and Goalkeeping Coaches'
Lead &/or support on a minimum of one of the FA Goalkeeping Qualifications

Key Accountabilities

National Teams
Carry out the role of ‘Goalkeeping Coach' in at least one of the Development Teams
Prepare for and attend planning and review meetings for each event
Collaborate closely with relevant clubs regarding the Goalkeepers in your care
Plan, deliver & review up to 3 Goalkeeping camps per season
Attend club games and compile reports on Goalkeepers across the England pathway
Please be aware this position will have a specific focus on our U15-U17 age groups.

FA Education
Lead or support the delivery of a minimum of one FA Goalkeeping Qualification
Lead or support the Goalkeeping content development and delivery on the FA coaching pathway
Deliver Goalkeeping specific modules on other mainstream courses when requested
Collaborate with leads of other disciplines and courses to ensure aligned delivery across all areas

Game Influence
Work with FA Education in the production and design of resources and experiences to inform and influence Goalkeeping across the game. (specifically focusing on support to the digital strategy and presence on social media platforms)
Design & deliver regional Goalkeeping events

Liaise with National team staff and Goalkeeping Department to ensure good practice is shared in both education and teams settings to optimise the quality of delivery in both areas
Develop collaborative links outside football to ensure content remains contemporary and relevant to the demands of the future game
Work as part of a team to develop an appropriate research strategy to underpin and inform future course development
Contribute to the production of resources and articles for internal FA and external publications
Familiarise yourself with the day-to-day responsibilities of the Goalkeeping Department and FA Education Department
Complete FA Tutor upskilling program
Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities
Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained

What we are looking for

UEFA Goalkeeping A Licence or working towards.
Expert in the development of young goalkeepers and goalkeeper coaches
Experience in practical delivery as a GK Coach with an elite team
Excellent presentation, practical and theoretical delivery with the ability to use a variety of approaches
Professional delivery background with the ability to write educational content to a variety of levels

UEFA A Licence
FA Advanced Youth Award
Experience and evidence of translating academic content into practical delivery and translating practical experience into course content
Experience of strategy development and working towards clearly defined KPIs
Teaching qualification
Experience of development of educational programmes in an academic environment to undergraduate level or in other elite sports
FA Licensed Tutor

As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

What we can offer you
An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
Attractive benefits and a competitive salary.

Please be aware that unless you are contractually homebased, your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre.

We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.

The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your application.

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