top of page


Birmingham City FC

Birmingham City FC

U9-U10 Cell Lead Coach


posting Date

role Type



Jan 23, 2024


Term: Permanent
Department: Academy
Location: St Andrew Stadium Wast Hills Training Ground
Hours of Work:​Hours are set to meet the needs of the business but are a minimum of 37.5 hours per week.
Application closing date:​Due to the urgency of filling this vacancy, suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply, and the role will be closed as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced.



Development of players within the foundation development phase.
Implementing a coaching program of the highest quality for players within the foundation development phase.
Assisting with the successful completion of departmental KPI.
Attend all continued professional development events.
Actively engage in a fully functioning competency framework and integrated appraisal process.
Monitor the wellbeing of Academy players at all times liaising with the Club Safeguarding Team.
Ensure compliance with all the Policies and Procedures contained within the Staff Handbook, paying particular regard to the Equal Opportunities Policy and Health Safety Policy and procedures at all times.


Manage fixture schedules for groups and individual players within the group.
Ensure the review process is operated for each player every mesocycle.
Monitor and record training/fixture content, objectives, time and attendance on the football intelligence platform.
Monitor and evaluation of all players within the age group for succession planning purposes. JOB DESCRIPTION KEY RELATIONSHIPS: SCOPE OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To independently source and review video clips of individuals and groups with reference to player individual learning objectives in liaison with the Performance Analysis Department.
Oversee the trialist who enter the age group providing suitable evaluation and feedback during the signing/exit policy.
Conduct a review of the previous ten-week coaching cycle at each interval; 10/20/30/40-week coaching meeting.
Prepare a 10-week plan in line with the syllabus ahead of each cycle; 10/20/30/40-week.
Prepare and deliver any appropriate off pitch coaching content to enhance the players learning experience (Example: activation video/individual/group clips)
Liaison with education, recruitment, player care, psychology, sport science and medicine staff on all related matters to enhance a multi-disciplinary process.
Attendance at all meetings as required for both the age group and the multi-disciplinary team. Contribution within regular multi-disciplinary team meetings for the U9 and U10 groups within the Foundation Development Phase to review the player development within the programme.
To take responsibility for all resources associated with training and fixtures ensuring the highest possible standards (kit, bibs, balls, cones etc).
Liaising with the U11-U12 Cell Lead to ensure smooth running of daily activities.
Undertake a coach development role with the coaching programme on at least four occasions per season.
Coordinate and review Scrapbook tasks for U9-U10 age groups for the first week of each coaching theme.
Assist on the management and coordination of logistics within the programme to promote a self[1]sufficient culture.
To manage access and promote use of the Football Intelligence Platform for players.
To be aware of the PL/EFL Youth Development rules and requirements relating to the foundation phase.
Any other duties commensurate with the grade and falling within the scope of the post, as requested by the Academy Manager(s) and the Head of Coaching and Player Development U9-U14.


Essential Requirements

UEFA B License.
FA Advanced Youth Award.
FA Youth Award.
FA Safeguarding certification.

Desirable Requirements​

UEFA A License.
Coaching related degree qualification.
Knowledge and Skills

Essential Requirements​

Ability to deliver high quality coaching sessions.
Ability to build and maintain relationships.
Ability to design and implement a high-quality coaching program for the age group.
Experience developing professional football players.
Experience working within academy football.
Desirable Requirements​

Extensive experience developing professional football players.
Previous experience working within the foundation and youth development phases.
Previous experience working within senior football

Personal Requirements

Adaptable to change.
Uses initiative.

Terms of Appointment​

37.5 hours per week.
20 days annual leave (rising by 1 day per completed year of service, up to a maximum of 25 days, plus 8 statutory bank holidays).
6-month probation period.

Birmingham City FC is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community. We will consider applications solely based on merit regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, nationality, ethnic or national origins, disability, sexual orientation, political or religious belief, background, or family circumstance.

Birmingham City FC promotes a diverse and inclusive working environment, and we welcome applications from all individuals in society. If you have any particular requirements or need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment or interview process, please mention this in your application.

All candidates are required to complete our Equality, Diversity Inclusion Recruitment Survey using the following link: survey will take approximately 1 minute to complete, is completely voluntary and you can respond with “prefer not to say” to any questions that you do not feel comfortable in answering. All responses will remain anonymous, and we will use the information collected to review our recruitment processes and ensure we continue to encourage a diverse and inclusive working environment to help us achieve our equality objectives.

Apply Here:

Send Details to:

Email Link
bottom of page