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Watford FC Community

Watford FC Community

Westfield Football Academy Assistant Coach


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Oct 29, 2023


Summary of Your Role
You will be a key role in the delivery of our Westfield Football Academy programme, responsible for providing high-quality support the Football Academy Manager both on and off the pitch, working to achieve the football outcomes of the BTEC students.
Your Roles and Responsibilities, but Not Limited to:

Plan, prepare and deliver a minimum of six hours of coaching per week.
Undertake matchday coaching support and administration for fixtures usually occurring twice a week.
Provide support to the Academy Manager with administrative and logistical tasks.
Support with the general promotion of the football academy including in school, trust-wide and using WFA social media platforms.
Support player reviews for football and wellbeing.
Attend parents evening at Westfield Academy and recruitment events as deemed required.

You Must Have

UEFA C Licence/Level 2 FA Coaching Award (or must be currently working towards completion of C Licence in the 23/24 season).
Experience of working in a developmental football environment.
A desire to help students work positively towards their educational and footballing aspirations.
The ability to demonstrate confident and knowledgeable technical and tactical coaching delivery.
The ability to travel to places of work as determined by the needs of the role.

You Ideally Would Have

UEFA B Licence/Level 3 FA Coaching Award.
D1 Mini bus drivers licence.
Practical coaching experience of a 16-19 football and education programme.
Experience of coaching footballers aged 16-19 years of age.
A good level of understanding of the requirements of students undertaking a BTEC qualifications.
A willingness to be available to support other Trust work outside of this role.

About Us
Watford Football Clubs Community Sports and Education Trust is a registered charity that has been proudly supporting people and communities for over thirty years, as originally established by Graham Taylor OBE and Sir Elton John. We continue this legacy today by engaging people of all ages and backgrounds through high-quality community-based initiatives and services.
Our Vision:Improving lives, enhancing communities.
Our Mission:Making a positive difference for all through sport, physical activity, and learning.
Our Values:To be honest, reliable, and trustworthy Integrity. To be inclusive in all our decision-making Inclusivity. To be bold and creative in the way we work Innovation.
Our Culture: We are a values-based and vision-driven charity, who put our people and our beneficiaries at the heart of everything we do and why we do it.
Benefits of Working for Us

Chance to join an award-winning charity and work alongside colleagues who are determined to utilise the positive power of sport, physical activity and learning for social good.
Friendly working environment.
Employee Assistance Programme.
Investors in People accreditation.
Opportunity to benefit from a range of training and development opportunities.
Free gym usage at our two Community Centres.
Flexible working environment.
Staff kit.
25 days of Annual Leave entitlement plus bank holidays.
Trust pension scheme.
Birthday leave.
Milestone recognition awards.

Our Commitment to You
Equality, Diversity Inclusion (EDI):
We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic working environment by building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We provide a safe and secure environment for all. We believe Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children adults is everyone responsibility. Everyone in the organisation has a role to play, to ensure that Trust policies, procedures and practices in regard to safeguarding are followed.

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