University of Wolverhampton

Performance Coach - Women's Football

University of Wolverhampton



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Jul 30, 2021

Role description

This post is part time 5 hours per week for 40 weeks a year paid, across 52 weeks

Working Hours: Monday evenings and Wednesday afternoon fixtures.

WLV Sport is part of the Institute of Human Sciences situated in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing and provides physical activity and sports provision for students, staff and the local community on behalf of the University of Wolverhampton.

WLV Sport delivers a comprehensive sports programme to students, staff and community which spans participation, competition and elite sport. The University also participates in the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) to which we currently enter one women’s football team. The university see Women’s football as a key part of their strategic sports plan and have ambitions to provide opportunities for students to compete in the Women’s national league and beyond. This is evidenced via a number of partnerships including the current university sponsorship of West Bromwich Albion Women’s FC.

We are seeking to appoint a Performance Coach (Women’s Football) to deliver coaching and support to the Women’s football team that compete in BUCS. The ideal candidate will have experience in a football coaching background and share the enthusiasm for Women’s football development. The post holder will work under the remit of the Head of Football and will deliver the technical and tactical aspects of the coaching programme. Furthermore, the Performance Coach (Women’s Football) will identify opportunities and pathways for female players to compete in relevant regional and national teams.

For further information or an informal chat regarding the role, please contact our Head of Football, David Lawrence:

The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.

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