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Sheffield United Football Club

Sheffield United Football Club

Position Specific Coach (Defender)


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Mar 14, 2024



40 hours per week

Sheffield United Training Academy, Shirecliffe

Head of Individual Development



Sheffield United FC Training Academy is seeking an experienced Position Specific Coach with a high-level understanding and detailed knowledge of the defender position to help develop the next generation of players to continue our proud history of producing elite level footballers.
The successful applicant will be expected to pass on their knowledge and expertise predominantly to our schoolboy age group players within highly detailed and engaging coaching sessions, as well as providing consistent communication with the MDP to further improve player development.
Role Responsibilities:

Collaborate closely with U13's - U18's squad coaches to understand the unique needs and positions of individual players.
Conduct tailored training sessions at agreed-upon times, focusing on individual or small group development.
Supervise and coordinate the filming of sessions, providing constructive feedback to players on their performance and linking it to in-game situations.
Cultivate strong relationships with Academy players to foster a supportive and motivating environment.
Collaborate seamlessly with the Multi-Disciplinary Team, ensuring consistent communication and alignment of coaching messages.
Actively participate in staff Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events, contributing to the collective growth of the coaching team.
Provide valuable assistance to a squad during game days, offering strategic insights and support.
Plan and evaluate all training sessions to optimize player development and overall performance.
Undertake any additional coaching responsibilities as directed by management, ensuring a flexible and adaptive approach to meet evolving needs.

Club Wide Responsibilities:

To adhere to all Sheffield United Football Club's Safeguarding Policies and Procedures to foster an environment which protects from harm those defined as children and adults at risk.
To report any concerns of a Safeguarding nature to the relevant parties and remain fully compliant with any applicable Safeguarding checks and due diligence and recognise your responsibility to the Club's Safeguarding agenda.
To report any concerns of discrimination to the relevant parties and promote a welcoming and inclusive club environment for all.
To adhere to the Club's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies, supporting the Club to create an environment which is inclusive and all-encompassing.

Essential Criteria for the role:

UEFA B Coaching Certificate
FA Youth Award
FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football
FA Safeguarding Children Certificate
This role requires a criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring service
Experience of coaching young players
Experience in Youth Development
Experience of working within an Academy
Played in the relevant position at a professional or semi-professional level

Desirable Criteria for the role:

Advanced Youth Award
UEFA A Coaching Award
FA Developing Defenders

Application ProcessPlease download and save the application form before inputting information. If you require a paper copy please contact the HR department or call 0114 253 7200.
Completed application forms must be submitted via email to — stating the vacancy title in the subject or posted to HR, Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU.
Closing Date: Monday 25th March 2024.Please note that in the instance of high volumes of applications we may close this vacancy earlier than the closing date noted above.

Please download and save the application form on our website before inputting information.

Eligibility for Employment in the UKIn accordance with current legislative requirements the successful applicant must produce documentary verification of their eligibility to work in the UK and will not be allowed to start work until this has been received.
Equality and DiversitySheffield United FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.
Sheffield United FC are a Disability Confident Committed Employer. If you would like further information regarding the scheme and how we are able to support disabled persons within the workplace, then please contact our HR team at
Safer RecruitmentSheffield United FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK. For further information on the Club's Safeguarding Statement please access the following

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