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Swindon Town FC

Swindon Town FC

Part-Time Lead Academy Coach


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role Type



Nov 4, 2023


Swindon Town Football Club is seeking to recruitadynamic,energeticand ambitious person to fill theroleofAcademy Coach.
Reporting to:Lead Phase Coach and Head of Coaching, David Farrell.
Location:Any Swindon Town Football Club Training venue includingTheCounty Ground
Key duties include but not limited to:
Support development of Academy Players.
To be available for all internal CPD and keep relevant FA qualifications up to date.
A genuine team player.
Factors the Academy coach into sessions/game day plan clearly defining roles and responsibilities on the session plan/game plan document.
To enter all coaching sessions, game fixtures/game time, game plan reports, learning objectives and development reports and other necessary work as required on the PMA.Monitor players and report their progress on a regular basis, completing the relevant reports.
Takes responsibility for ensuring a high quality of work.
Liaises with Parents/Guardians and resolves any issues empathetically.
Such other duties as may be appropriate to achieve the objectives of the post and to assist the Lead Phase Coach and Academy Head of Coaching.
Expected to attend ALL age group sessions/matchdays except in exceptional circumstances.Confirms attendance from every training session and match on Spond.
Rates of pay:
Training: 35 per session.Game-day rate: As perfixture location
Hold the minimum UEFA BLicence.
Hold, or working towards FA Advanced Youth Award.
Hold anup-to-dateFA Safeguarding qualification.(Within the Last 2 years)
Hold the FA Emergency First Aid Level 2 qualification Level 2 (EFAiF) within the last 3 years.
Ability to liaise empathetically and effectively with young players, parents, scouts coaches.
A clear understanding of the standards ofbehaviourand codes of conduct required within the Academy.
A professional can do attitude with strongorganisationaland administrative skills.
A desire to seek solutions,A genuine team player.
Demonstrates enthusiasm and is personally committed to achieving agreed objectives.
Is receptive to feedback about ownbehaviour,strengthsand areas for improvement.
Displays a high level of confidentiality.
Flexibility and willingness to learn.Is highly knowledgeable and is fluent in coaching the technical and tactical Academy Principles of play in the small-sided games format including 5v5, 7v7 and 9v9 11v11 (phasedependent).
Lives the Academy Values and can thrive within the desired environment.
Flexibility and willingness to learn.
To demonstrate the ability to motivate players Academy coaches.
Excellent communication skills.
Meticulous attention to detail.
Proactive decision maker.

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