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Charlton Athletic FC

Charlton Athletic FC

Performance Lifestyle Coach


Role Type



Posting Date

Jan 4, 2023

Role description

"About Us:\n\r\nCharlton Athletic Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Charlton, south-east London. The club was founded on June 9th, 1905 and has a very storied history from rising to the top-flight of English Football in the 1930s (First Division) and again in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, to winning the FA Cup in 1947 and to leaving their Valley home in the mid-1980s only to make an impassioned return in 1992. Historically, the women's team played under Charlton Athletic from 2000 to 2007 but were released to become an independently run team in 2007 following the men's team's relegation from the Premier League.\n\r\nThe women's team were originally formed as a non-professional team in 1991 and were highly successful in the early 2000s winning The FA Cup, the League Cup, and the Charity Shield, as well as coming runners-up in the top division in multiple seasons. In February 2021, the club acquired the Charlton Athletic Women's team, turning the team full-time professional, and integrating them to become one club again.\n\r\nCurrently, our men's first team competes in League One, the third tier of English football, and our women's team competes in the Women’s Championship, the second highest division of women's football in England. At Charlton, we are ‘one club’ and can be truly described as a ‘family club’.\n\nRole Description:\n\r\nThe purpose of this role is to.....\n\nKey Responsibilities:\n\r\nAs a performance lifestyle coach for the club, you will set objectives aimed at providing and developing the best performance lifestyle support possible for players and staff.\n\r\nYou will work with a person first approach, to provide an individual service to the players with the aim of supporting their personal and professional development, and help impact the players to be able to reach their full potential.\n\nProactively engaging players in future life planning and career development, with the emphasis on early intervention and continued personal and professional development throughout their time on the programme\n(Where applicable) encouraging and facilitating dual career aspirations with effective management of the balance between sporting and non-sporting commitments\n(Where applicable) Support players to establish academic and work flexibility\nPromote the importance and impact of players creating and developing broader identities and interests beyond their sport in maintaining personal well-being\nProviding support and education around finding and managing the optimal personal balance for conflicting demands e.g. from education, employment, family, financial etc to protect performance potential\nProviding proactive exit support for players leaving the club after their contract expiries or is are terminated\nProviding a safe, impartial and where appropriate confidential space to support players, sign posting and referring onward as appropriate to safeguard the welfare and well-being of the players\nBuild and promote a mental health strategy within the club, whilst also educating players about the mental health strategy available within The FA or other football governing bodies​\n\nEducation/Qualifications/Training:\n\nILM Level 5 or 7 Qualification in Coaching and Mentoring or similar qualification (D)\nExtensive experience within the field for example coaching, mentoring, teaching, career development, high performance sport or related subjects (E)\nMental Health First Aid Qualification (E)​\n\nAbilities/Skills/Knowledge:\n\nAn understanding of the needs of elite players and coaches in a high performance environment (E)\nKnowledge and understanding of the women’s football pyramid including the Women’s Championship and Women’s Super League (D);\nKnowledge of development and session planning (D) .\nA good understanding of how UK further and higher educational establishments currently deliver education (D)\nAn understanding of the principles of effective planning, goal-setting and time management (E)\nAn understanding of the multi-disciplinary practice of various sports science and medicine disciplines surrounding elite athletes (E)\nHighly developed interpersonal skills, communication and self-awareness with the ability to build rapport quickly, leading to strong and productive relationships (E)\nBasic coaching and mentoring skills (E)\nStrong negotiating and influencing skills (D)\nAn interest in sport and recognition of the importance of promoting and supporting equality, safeguarding and anti-doping within sport. (D)\nAn understanding of career management and development theory and practice (D)\nCan demonstrate knowledge and awareness of player support personnel roles and responsibilities under the World Anti-Doping Code (E)\n\nAdditional Information:\n\nThis a full time role that includes work on weekends and evenings (negotiable);\nApplicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK;\nCharlton Athletic FC is committed to following relevant health & safety regulations and all members of staff are expected to be fully aware and adhere to, at all times, the Club’s H&S and fire safety procedures;\nCharlton Athletic Football Club are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment;\nCAFC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, color, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.\n\nSafeguarding:\n\r\nCharlton Athletic Football Club are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The successful candidate may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining a post, as all cases are mediated individually according to the nature of the role and the information provided."

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