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Chelsea FC

Chelsea FC

Senior Assistant Goalkeeping Coach - Women's Team


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Jun 21, 2024


About the job
REPORTING TO: Senior Lead Goalkeeping Coach
JOB FUNCTION: To support the successful delivery of an elite goalkeeping development programme for the Women’s Senior Team.
LOCATION: Cobham Training Ground
CONTRACT: Full time, permanent – 40 Hours per week – 6 days from 7 as required by team schedule.

PLAY YOUR PART (Main Responsibilities):

Support Senior Lead GK coach with the planning & delivery of an elite goalkeeping development programme for the Senior Team, on & off pitch.
Works closely with Senior Lead GK coach to deliver Senior Team GK individual development plans on & off pitch, to maximise the amount of individual contact each GK receives.
Analyses and reviews GK training & game performance, creating the relevant clips & playlists to support the individual development plans of senior team goalkeepers.
Creates & supports delivery of analysis clips & playlists relevant to upcoming opponents to help prepare GKs for matches. Inclusive of free kick & penalty analysis & data.
Works closely with Physical Performance coaches to review & interpret Senior Team GK GPS data & reports back to Senior Lead GK coach to inform future sessions & periodisation.
Leads loan goalkeeper programme to support any CFCW GKs who are on loan, communicating regularly with loan club staff around GK performance & needs, using this to create integrated individual development plans for loan GKs.
Reviews & reports on loan GK match performance & regularly feeds back to Senior Lead GK coach.
Works closely with Senior Lead GK coach & Recruitment Lead to identify & report on longlist GKs for the Senior Team. Helps to maintain an up-to-date database & longlist, live scouting when required.
Assists Senior Lead GK coach with the analysis & when required delivery of the set piece process for the senior team, performing any tasks as required, on or off pitch, by the Opposition Analyst or Senior Lead GK coach.
Delivers or supports GK rehab sessions or any other GK related sessions (e.g. Physical performance) as required.
Supports with any other duties as required by Senior Team staff related to the successful delivery of training/match day.

DO THE RIGHT THING (Our Expectations):

To demonstrate and live by the club’s values; Here to Win, Be Brave, Do the Right Thing, Play Your Part, Many Teams, One Club and Proud to Be Chelsea
To adhere to the club’s policies and procedures, including Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and GDPR.
To act as an ambassador for diversity, equality, and inclusion, and demonstrate a positive commitment by treating others fairly in line with our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy and reporting any acts of discrimination through appropriate channels
To create a safe environment and act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are either in your care or attending club premises, and report any concerns to the Safeguarding Lead
To report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the HR Department
HERE TO WIN (Measures of Performance):

Can demonstrate positive impact on Senior Team goalkeeper performance, through on & off pitch coaching methods.
Builds good working relationships & works successfully with all Senior Team staff & players.
Produces & delivers work of the highest standards, befitting the expectations of the club.
Shows ability to turn work around quickly & work to tight deadlines, as required by the elite football environment.

PROUD TO BE CHELSEA (Person Specification):


UEFA B GK Licence (Essential)
UEFA B Licence (Essential)

3-5 years’ coaching experience in an elite football environment (Essential)
Experience working with elite female athletes (Desirable)
Previous professional playing experience (Desirable)
Skills and Behaviours:

Excellent communication & interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with people at all levels in the club.
Enthusiasm and adaptability to manage the changes that occur within an elite professional environment.
Rigorous attention to detail to ensure the highest player development standards on & off the pitch.
Eager to learn new skills & continually work towards becoming better.
Ability to reflect on own & departmental practices and performance, using this to implement positive change where required.
Has a strong ‘can do’ mentality & shows passion in completing even the smallest task to the highest standards.

What We Offer:

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.?

If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you.

Chelsea FC is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.

This Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive; the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.

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