top of page
The FA

The FA

Para Squad Head Coach


Role Type



Posting Date

Apr 7, 2023

Role description

The Role

A game For All

The FA Para Division are looking for a Head Coach to lead the development and technical delivery of the Deaf Men's Squad.

This will be a Casual Contract running until 31st July 2024 with an anticipated maximum of 65 days required.

The role is homebased with delivery from SGP and other sites.

Interviews are scheduled to be held on Wednesday 26th April.

About The Team

Our Technical Team supports on all aspects of men's and women's elite performance – including para football, the elite format of disability football that runs parallel to the mainstream game – so we can help England teams to win tournaments. Our team manages everything from identifying talent to the development and coaching of multi-disciplinary teams throughout the age groups, up to our Senior England teams.

What You'll Do?

Coach the England Men's Deaf Squad and ensure outstanding performance to deliver a successful, winning team.
Create a team identity for the England Men's Deaf Squad where every player knows what is expected of them, maximising the opportunities on and off the field to build confidence, cohesion and positive spirit and energy.
Work closely with the Senior Technical Performance Manager when selecting the squad, to ensure player development and performance are prioritised.
Working with the Head Coach of the England Men's Deaf Development Squad, develop an aligned curriculum and programme of development for transitioning young players to ensure successful delivery of key milestones and performance pathway expectations.
Linked to the above, support and guide the Player Technical Support Lead in providing meaningful remote based technical support to players as relevant.
Build close working relationships with FA staff and key personnel in deaf football clubs and relevant educational settings.
Lead the multi-disciplinary management team and players, operating to best practise principles to ensure successful tournaments and campaigns.
Lead the process of IDP feedback across the season for all players.
Contribute occasionally to flagship coach education courses/CPD for an agreed number of programmes and/or annual events.
With the Senior Technical Performance Manager plan and agree tournament priorities and squad selection and communicate early to players and coaches.
Contribute to the strategic direction of Deaf Football in England as guided by the Head of Para Performance and the Senior Technical Performance Manager.
Attend media briefings as required and manage the media within the boundaries of agreed messages and in a style that enhances the reputation of the FA.
Actively promote the leadership agenda for the diversity and inclusion programmes specifically designed for our elite teams, contributing to the overall FA Equality, Diversity and Inclusion plan.
Executes 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.
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 You'll Need?

Essential for the role:

Minimum A Licence Coach.
Experience of leading/coaching deaf male players in an elite environment.
Professional development phase leadership within professional football.
Extensive knowledge of the 11-a-side non-league pyramid and experience of leading teams at a high level.
Good understanding of the deaf men's international football landscape.
Inspirational coaching attributes relevant to the 11-a-side game.
Track record of performing to a consistently high standard under pressure.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to mirror and demonstrate The FA's PRIDE values and to be a valued team member.

Beneficial to have:

Pro Licence.
Experience of working in or contributing to deaf men's football performance programmes at a national or international level

An Enhanced CRC check and clean driving licence will be required.

What's in it for you?

We pride ourselves in offering a competitive rate of pay as well as great opportunities to be develop and grow in your role.

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, and by doing this we offer top of the range facilities across two core business locations. We have unique office spaces under the arch of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, which is the home of English football. We are also delighted to have a world-class Elite Performance Centre, St. George's Park in Staffordshire which is an exceptional setting to develop and inspire high performing England teams and leaders.

Invest in a professionally

designed CV.
Click the button below to get started!

bottom of page