University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Women's Football Head Coach


Role Type



Posting Date

Jun 17, 2022

Role description

Purpose of the Role

The University of Portsmouth Women’s Football Club requires a coach to lead the 1st team for the 2022-23 season. The successful candidate will be available to deliver regular training sessions from September - April, and attend fixtures when scheduled throughout the season. The 1st team coach will work collaboratively with other coaching staff to enhance cohesion and implement a playing philosophy throughout the club. The 1st team currently competes in the BUCS South Premier league.

The team trains on Monday evenings from 8pm-10pm at Langstone Sports Campus. Fixtures are scheduled for Wednesday afternoons (times & locations vary).

Main Responsibilities:

Plan, deliver and evaluate weekly training sessions for the 1st team; implementing appropriate mesocycles, and agreeing an appropriate structure and focus with the club committee
Meet regularly with the club coaching team to ensure the playing philosophy is consistent across teams, share ideas and good practice regarding training content, player / team goals, and session design
Attend all 1st team ‘home’ and ‘away’ fixtures, and manage the match day squad
Communicate regularly and effectively with the 1st team Captain regarding squad selection
Plan and deliver the pre-season programme to club members
Support the club committee with the organisation and delivery of the Taster Day and team trials
Promote the club’s philosophy
Adhere to the University of Portsmouth’s Code of Conduct


Essential: FA Level 2/UEFA C coaching qualification (including Safeguarding & First Aid)
Essential: Previous coaching experience
Desirable: UEFA B licence, or working towards
Desirable: An understanding of Women’s Football within higher education


£15ph - £20ph for training, depending on qualifications and experience. Set fixture fee TBC.

Application Process:

To apply for this role, please complete the following Google Form: The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 8th

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