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Newcastle United FC

Newcastle United FC

Pre-Academy / Foundation Phase Coach (CIDS Scheme 24/25)


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May 1, 2024


About the job
Contract Type: Fixed term (23 months Coach Inclusion and Diversity Scheme (CIDS) Season 2024/2025)

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Closing Date: 22 May 2024

Assessment Centre Dates: First stage video interviews w/c 3 June / Final stage in person assessments w/c 24 June.

The Club

We are the heartbeat of the city. Come and be a part of a long and proud history where we strive to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch. Bringing the people and communities together, join the Newcastle United Family, as we embark on the next steps of our exciting journey.

The background

Professional football must better reflect modern Britain. Newcastle United, in partnership with the Premier League, are seeking to improve the diversity of football coaches in the professional game to make this area more representative of society and the playing population. As part of our commitment to improving diversity, we are proud to be able to support the Coach Inclusion and Diversity Scheme, Season 2024/2025, by providing a high-quality fixed-term employment opportunity to develop under-represented groups within the football industry.

About the Coach Inclusion and Diversity Scheme

The CID scheme provides a brilliant fixed-term employment opportunity and development programme for talented and passionate candidates from under-represented groups successful candidate. The club will act as the ‘base’ of employment and the individual will work across a variety of football functions within the Club to broaden their learning experience.
We realise the positive impact that diversity of thought and background can bring.

Your impact

The successful candidate will actively be involved in coaching and observation across the Newcastle United Academy in collaboration with our multi-disciplinary teams. You will also be supported on the Premier League’s Coach Development Programme which is accredited by Leeds Beckett University.

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will receive a Diploma in Professional Football Coaching. The development programme includes mentoring, workshops, peer learning, projects, and need-led access to FA/UEFA coaching qualifications.

About you

You will be a coach who identifies as being from an eligible under-represented background within English Professional Football.

The Coach Inclusion & Diversity Scheme 2024/25 is seeking to support male coaches from Black, South-Asian and Mixed Heritage backgrounds, and female coaches from all backgrounds. Applications will only be accepted from candidates with those backgrounds.

In line with the aims and spirit of the scheme you must not have previous experience of holding a full-time coaching role in a Premier League or EFL Club working in either Boys Academy or Men’s 1st Team Football.

It is also essential that you currently hold UEFA B licence and hold the following before commencing the role:

* FA Safeguarding Certificate
* Enhanced DBS Clearance
* Emergency First Aid Certificate

A teaching or coaching undergraduate degree is desirable but not essential as we are looking for a coach with the passion to create exciting and age-appropriate high performing learning environments for players.

You will be able to engage young players with your exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills, acting as a role model for the Club and scheme.

Guidance for applying, please read

Please use your personal statement to outline how you meet the criteria for the CIDS role and development opportunity.

By submitting your application, you are agreeing to Newcastle United and the Premier League processing your personal details for the purpose of administering and evaluating the Scheme in accordance with Newcastle United and the Premier League’s privacy notice.

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 addition, we run a salary sacrifice scheme which includes, tech, car, cycle to work and many more.

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