Watford FC Community Sport and Education Trust

Watford FC Community Sport and Education Trust

Player Development Coach


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Posting Date

May 20, 2022

Role description

Our vision is to improve lives, enhance communities’ and aim to make a positive difference for all through sport, physical activity and learning’. We have developed a strong track record of delivering high quality community-based initiatives and services.
Our work focuses on three priority areas: Health Wellbeing, Learning Skills, and Social Inclusion, alongside a core theme of work in Football and Sports Development. These are all underpinned by our promise to deliver accessible opportunities.
Summary of your role:
Are you a passionate team player who wants to make a positive difference through football? Look no further and apply to join our Player Development team to deliver on one of Player Development Centres or Skill Centres across Hertfordshire Harrow. You will be key to educating developing young people around how to develop as a footballer as a person.
Your key responsibilities, but not limited to:

Providing high quality football delivery to local advanced’ grassroots football players in line with projects values and structure.

Ensuring that coaching sessions delivered are in line with the FA Four Corner Model our PDC / Skill Centres coaching syllabus.
Ensuring you tailor your coaching approach / style to fit the individual needs for each player.
Ensuring the team provides high quality provision to all players.
Liaising with the Player Development Centre lead to build new existing relationships with local grassroots football clubs and/or players.

You must have:

PDC: Minimum Level 2/UEFA C Certificate in Coaching Football or working towards
Skill Centres: Minimum Level 1 / Introduction to Football Coaching certificate
In-date First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications
Experience of delivering high quality football sessions to advanced’ Grassroots players.
Proficient in using Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Good organisational and problem-solving skills
Due to the demands of the role, you will need to have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle.
Flexible approach to working evenings, weekends, and commitment to fixtures during half terms
Understanding of the Trust commitment to EDI Safeguarding

You would ideally have, but not vital:

PDC: UEFA B (L3) Certificate in Coaching Football or working towards.
Skill Centres: Level 2 / UEFA C Certificate in Coaching Football or working towards.

Experience of working within a Community Club Organisation

What is in it for you?

Chance to join an award-winning charity and work alongside a high-quality delivery team, determined to use the positive power of sport, physical activity and learning for social good.
Opportunity to benefit from a range of training and development opportunities
Friendly working environment
Employee Assistant Programme
Flexible working environment
Investors in People accreditation

Equality, Diversity Inclusion (EDI):
We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic working environment by building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all sections of the Community.
We provide a safe and secure environment for all. We believe Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children adults is everyone responsibility. Everyone in the organisation has a role to play, to ensure that Trust policies, procedures and practices in regard to Safeguarding are followed.

Closing Date: Sunday 26 June 2022

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