Player Development Coach (U15 and U16)
Location – Newcastle United Academy
Closing Date 14th February 2024
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About the role
We’re looking for two talented Player Development Coaches to work with our U15 and / or U16 age groups on a day-to-day basis and nurture our young talent to produce players capable of making the transition to the next phase.
You will work collaboratively with the MDT (multi-disciplinary team) to ensure appropriate feedback, data and knowledge is shared to support EPPP (Elite Player Performance Plan) regulations and requirements.
Working within the Academy CCF (Coach Competency Framework) you will help supervise, train, mentor and monitor a highly qualified and experienced part-time coaching workforce to become specialists in their field within the relevant phase.
You will have significant experience of working with players in the professional game (preferably in the age groups stated) and have excellent communication and listening skills, particularly in relation to coaching and mentoring young players, as such, you must possess:
· The Football Association (FA) Advanced Coaching Licence - UEFA ‘A’ Licence
· FA Advanced Youth Award or working towards.
· FA Safeguarding Certificate.
· FA Basic First Aid for Sport.
· Understanding of EPPP and the audit process.
· Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding, welfare, and equality.
A sports / teaching (or other relevant degree) and experience of working with players within the professional game at the relevant age groups are highly desirable.
About the team
Reporting into the Head of Coach Development you will act as the lead coach for your designated age group, implementing the Academy playing philosophy in a clear and consistent way whilst ensuring all Club and Academy principles and playing style are adhered to.
You will also work in conjunction with the Academy Director, Head of Coach Development, Head of Player Development, Head of Recruitment and coaching and performance staff to pro-actively monitor the player succession planning process within the relevant phase.
Why choose us
We’ve got a range of great benefits and rewards, from flexible ways of working, participation in our non-contractual employee bonus scheme, NUFC life assurance, free parking, discount at Shearers Bar and the Club Shop, Helping Hand – where you can access free GP appointments, Wellbeing Resources, Legal and Financial Support, pension contribution, free lunch and the best part, free tea and coffee. In additional we run a salary sacrifice scheme which includes, tech, car, cycle to work and many more.
United As One
We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and believe in equal opportunities for all. We recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. We work together to reflect the communities we serve and to maintain an inclusive environment in which everyone can be their authentic self and is enabled to achieve their full potential.
How to apply
For further information on this role and about the club and our values please visit our careers page
Recruitment Agencies – please note that we do not accept unsolicited / speculative candidate details or applications. Any candidates supplied, unless formally requested, will be taken as a direct / free candidate.