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Professional Coaching Workforce Development Manager


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Posting Date

May 16, 2023

Role description

Leading the newly formed Coach Developer Team, the Professional Coaching Workforce Development Manager will work alongside the Coaching Director and Head of Coaching & Development to deliver a comprehensive coach development programme that will support the development of a professional coaching workforce across PGMOL, at the cutting edge of the delivery of coaching services.  The role will support the delivery of coaching across PGMOL, as well as leading the quality assurance of coaching development and support.
Main Duties (includes but are not limited to):
Curriculum development
Construct a coach development curriculum and build a schedule of coach development opportunities for PGMOL coaches to engage with on a needs-driven basis
Contribute to the development of the Match Official learning & development curriculum across PGMOL
Develop and maintain appropriate networks that ensures that PGMOL coach development is shaped by the latest thinking within performance sport and other high-performance environments
Build effective relationships with experts in the field to support the delivery of PGMOL coaching provision
Coach development delivery
Support the PGMOL coaching team to deliver insight-led coaching support to their match officials by leading a needs-led coach development curriculum
Support the delivery of blended coach development sessions that meet professional standards
Support the delivery of in-person and remote learning as well as contributing towards the development and review of digital learning resources 
Support the generation of feedback to the coaching team following match day coaching and/or training interventions 
 Leadership & supervision
Supervise the work programmes of the Coach Developer team, working with the coaches across PGMOL
Performance management of the coach developer team in line with PGMOL processes, including Developmental Action Planning 
Support PGMOL coaches and performance support staff in key areas of their development where appropriate
Implement processes and systems to improve efficiency, collaboration and communication across the coaching team 
Support the PGMOL coaches in the Developmental Action Planning with their match official groups
Managing existing and new stakeholder relationships involved in the delivery of coaching support
Quality assurance
Attend match official training events to ensure the levels of coaching support are in line with PGMOL expectations and aligned to internal Quality Assurance framework
Lead the evaluation process in relation to the coaching support 
Support the PGMOL coaching teams by coordinating and sharing the outcomes of the Match Official feedback from training events
Provide regular updates on progress to the Coaching Director and Head of Coaching & Development
Professional Development support
Devise CPD structure & framework for coaching, performance support, leadership & management 
Support PGMOL colleagues in their engagement with the CPD framework
Any other reasonable duties as defined by the Coaching Director or the Head of Coaching & Development
Significant experience of coach education and development within a high-performance environment 
Experience in the provision of coaching to athletes, coaches or a high-performance workforce to improve performance. 
Evidence of the ability to seek out new knowledge and expertise to positively influence innovative and world-class coach development and performance programmes 
Experience in learning, curriculum design & delivery of learning programmes
Appropriate teaching and/or coaching qualifications
Experience in the delivery of mentoring and/or coaching support 
Experience of designing, implementing, and evaluating coach education programmes 
Experience of collaborative Developmental Action Planning 
Experience in the delivery of digital learning opportunities 
High level understanding of how coaching support integrates with the overall development of elite sports performers
Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of current approaches to world-class coach development
Understanding of pedagogy and the principles of adult learning and how they relate to the development of sports coaches
Understanding of the principles supporting the development of effective digital learning 
Team/individual supervision
Able communicate at all levels and drive through change
Proven ability to engage with a range of people and sell the benefits of ongoing professional development 
Excellent organisational skills, with ability to prioritise a mixed workload
Excellent interpersonal and consultation skills
Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative whilst being a key and supportive member of the Coach Development Team
Values integrity 
Collaborative and credible 
Courage to challenge 
Knowledge of and experience in English football/English football officiating. 
Knowledge of the Premier League, Football League football, Women’s Super League and Championship
Knowledge of the PGMOL match officials 

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