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Brentford FC

Brentford FC

Set Piece Coach (First Team)


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May 2, 2024


Job Title: Set Piece Coach

Department: First Team

Reporting To: First Team Head Coach / Director of Football

Location: Training Ground - Jersey Road, TW5 0TP

Salary: Negotiable

Brentford FC is a bit different to other Premier League football clubs. We put our fans first, we are a true community club and while we are financially sustainable, we are not afraid to take calculated risks. We take huge pride in our environment and culture within the Club which focuses on development, inclusion and not being afraid to think differently.

Being progressive, humble and respectful while sticking together as one team across the Club guides how we work and the decisions we make each day.

We also firmly believe that a diverse workforce is a better workforce which will help us develop ideas, solve problems and ultimately grow Brentford FC.

We play in a brand-new stadium, 15 minutes from Heathrow in vibrant west London.

We will never forget where we have come from, but we are excited about the future that lies ahead.

Come join us.

Inclusion Statement

Brentford FC is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. Whilst our recruitment decisions are always based on merit and suitability, we welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities. Should you require any workplace accommodations (also known as ‘reasonable adjustments’), you will have the opportunity to let us know at the appropriate points in the hiring process.

Safeguarding Statement

Brentford FC is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team. We remind those barred from regulated activity that it is an offence to apply for such positions.

Please note that where appropriate for the role, you may be required to complete additional background checks such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and this will include any time living or working outside of the UK in the last 10 years. You can find out more about this at

Please also note that a CV application will not be sufficient. Applications will not be considered where the application form has not been completed in full.

If the role you are applying for involves regulated activity and you have been shortlisted for a first stage interview, you will be asked to fill out a Declaration of Offences Form.

The Role of Set Piece Coach

The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, implementation and review of our offensive set piece strategy, including corners kicks, free kicks and throw ins from all areas of the pitch.

Main Accountabilities

Take ownership for maintaining and improving the Brentford FC Set Piece Play Book.
Be responsible for embedding the set piece principles based on the Play Book into the first team squad, via on the grass coaching, team and group analysis sessions, and one-to-one analysis and coaching with individual players.
Analyse upcoming first team opponents and design strategies to maximise our set piece output against those opponents, aligned to our set piece principles.
Working with the head coach, design the training week to ensure that sufficient coaching time goes into working with the players on the grass to finalise the set piece strategy for the next opponent.
Ensure that all set piece coaching is high energy, engaging, detailed and clear for the players.
Take a lead role on match days to provide clear information to the players before and during the game, and analyse our opponents defensive set piece set-up to ensure real-time adjustments are made to our strategy in order to maximise our opportunities and make use of our key strengths.
Review our set piece performance after every game and feedback to staff and players about our strengths and weaknesses.
Advise the recruitment team about requirements for new players aligned to the set piece strategy, and spend time watching and reporting on potential future signings.
Keep abreast of other team’s set piece strategies and use this to take inspiration for developing and improving the Set Piece Play Book.
Work with our analysts and data department to continually review and improve the metrics by which we measure our set piece strengths and weaknesses.
As requested by the Director of Football, provide analysis and key metrics regarding set pieces for use in board meetings, strategy meetings, or any other relevant meeting or report.
Adopt a positive and progressive attitude to set pieces around the training ground and take a lead role to ensure that all players and staff understand the importance of set pieces for the Club.
Ensure any contact and interaction with players complies with the Club’s Safeguarding Policy and that any concerns are shared with the Safeguarding Team through appropriate channels.
General Club Accountabilities

Provide support and feedback to the Head Coach and other first team coaching department members to ensure detailed and high-quality coaching is given to the players.
To ensure compliance with all safeguarding and player welfare processes.
To ensure compliance with the Club’s Staff Code of Conduct.
To promote equity, diversity and inclusion at the Club, in line with our EDI strategy
Adopt a positive and can-do attitude at all times and bring energy and confidence to the training ground and stadium environments.
Ensure that sufficient time and attention is given to all mandatory training provided by the Club, the Premier League, or any other key partner.
Dedicate time to personal development and improvement, both inside and outside of the Brentford environment.
Key Internal Relationships

First Team Head Coach
First Team Coaching Staff
Analysis Department
Director of Football
Person Specification - Essential Personal Characteristics

A positive, engaging and motivated personality.
Attention to detail.
Able to communicate clearly and concisely with players and staff.
Closing date for applications: Monday 6 May 2024

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