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Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers

U14 RTC Coach


Role Type



Posting Date

Dec 19, 2022

Role description


DEPARTMENT: Women & Girls
REPORTS TO: Head of Women & Girl’s Football/ RTC Technical Director
LOCATION: Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground/ City of Wolverhampton College
HOURS: 6.5 per week (including matchdays)
DATE: 15th December 2022

We are Wolves. Progressive, determined, bright, unified and humble. A pack that is hungry for
success. Wolves is one of the fastest growing professional football clubs in the UK, and also boasts
one of the richest histories in the beautiful game.

Wolves Women have undergone a meteoric rise over the last few seasons, on and off the pitch. Now
a fully integrated part of the Wolves family, the team were runaway leaders of the FA Women's
National League Division 1 Midlands for two seasons, only for both seasons be voided due to the
Covid-19 pandemic. However, after applying for an upward club movement, Wolves were
champions of the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier division in 21/22, narrowly missing
out on promotion to the FA Women's Championship by a one-legged defeat in the play-offs in May

But this post is about not what we have done, but what we will achieve next. We are one pack and
together we challenge the status quo of what a football club can achieve.

At Wolves we don’t simply look to the future, we seize it.

We take seriously our commitment to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk and to
ensuring that Wolves is free from discrimination and harassment.


Job purpose

To be responsible for the overall coaching and development of the U14/16’s age group. This will be
working alongside the RTC Technical Director, parents and local grassroot clubs to ensure the delivery
of a leading the RTC U14/16 programme will lead to the signing of local girls to our RTC programme.


Key responsibilities

Responsibility to lead and develop the U14/16 coaching programme within the club/football
To provide a session planner before every training session including individual objectives for
training, that meets the structure within the technical syllabus.
To ensure that equipment is sufficient and safe for training and ensure that all equipment is
correctly put away following training.
Completion of the training register for all players, including session and player evaluation.
To develop strong relationships with parents and local grassroot clubs.
To be responsible for organising any additional fixtures /festivals.
To complete 8 weekly multi-disciplinary reviews for each player, providing short, medium and
long term action points.
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To be committed to attending the coach development days/evenings as part of your continual
professional development.
To be committed to the coach development programme, involving video and written
assessment as part of your continual professional development.
To ensure that all qualifications are re-validated as required every three years from date of
To complete individual match objectives per game.
Responsibility for welfare of players – Child Safeguarding.
Where required, complete the mandatory qualifications and relevant Continued Professional
Development requirements as required by the Elite Player Performance Plan and associated
governing bodies (The Premier League, The Football Association).
General responsibilities

Compliance with Club policies
Compliance with the Club’s health and safety procedures
Compliance with the Club’s safeguarding policies
To promote the Club’s values
To work consistently to embed equality & diversity into the Club
To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected
To maintain professional conduct at all times

This role carries a specific safeguarding responsibility. This means that the post-holder is
required to apply all relevant policies and uphold the Club’s commitment to safeguarding
vulnerable people.

Key relationships

Maintain and enrich internal and external relationship with key stakeholders at the WWFC
such as Technical Director, Head of Women and Girl’s Football, Head of Coach Development
and all Academy Staff. Parents, and grassroot clubs.

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Person Specification

Job Title: U14 RTC Coach

Knowledge: the level and breadth of knowledge to do the job e.g. understanding of a defined system,
method or procedure, legal or regulatory frameworks etc


Evidence of understanding the FA RTC and England Talent Pathway and regulations.
Previous experience of working within an elite football environment.
Recruitment or talent ID experience.
Understanding of maturation and long-term athletic development.
A strong understanding of key organisational and operational requirements, including safeguarding,
HR and Health & Safety.
Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.
Knowledge and experience of reflective practice and personal development.
An understanding of elite player behaviour and psychological aspects.

Experience within a girls RTC.

Technical/work-based skills: skills specific to the job e.g. language competence, typing skills, coaching skills


Good understanding of the rules of the game.
Good use of IT e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Ability to provide reflective feedback.
General skills and attributes: more general characteristics e.g. flexibility, communication skills, team working


Understanding of how to work safely with children and/or adults at risk and uphold generally
accepted practice when working with those participants.
Can work effectively within a team environment and also independently.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to effectively liaise with players, parents, coaches, staff and senior management, including
being able to deal effectively with situations/tasks, in both a methodical and creative way.
Strong communication and public engagement skills.
Availability for flexible working hours.
Own transportation and clean driving licence.
Takes responsibility for ensuring a high quality of work at all times.
A genuine team player who leads from the front and will support and motivate other members of
the team.
An adaptive individual who can cope well under high pressure situations.
A proven ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects.
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Experience: proven record of experience in a particular field, profession or specialism.



Working with children and/or vulnerable adults
Qualifications: the level of educational, professional and/or occupational training required


U.E.F.A - B Licence
FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF) or a valid Emergency Aid qualification.
Post-holder must hold or obtain at the earliest opportunity the relevant safeguarding training (i.e.
FA Safeguarding Children Workshop)
Post-holder will be subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level and cleared by the Wolves
Safeguarding Manager


Associate degree (college diploma or above)
Proven experience in a similar role.

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