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Port Vale FC

Port Vale FC

Youth Development Phase Coaches


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Posting Date

Jan 6, 2023

Role description

Port Vale Academy is looking to recruit Youth Development Phase Coaches (part-time) to assist in the delivery of the Four Corner Development Model and Games Programme for players in the Youth Development Phase (YDP).

Applicants must:

Be experienced in working with players in the Youth Development Phase
Hold the UEFA B Coaching Licence
Hold the FA Youth Module Award
Have an in-date Safeguarding qualification
Have an in date EFAiF (1st Aid in Football) qualification
Be available Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, and Sundays for match days
Undertake any training relevant to the post, including ongoing CPD training
Be familiar with the PMA and willing to input the relevant information for training and games programme

Applicants must have:

Previous professional academy coaching experience
A meticulous attention to detail
Good interpersonal skills – must be a consistent team performer
Ability to prioritise workload
Player recruitment experience
Ability to travel independently
Excellent IT Skills
Excellent organisational qualities
Ability to work to tight deadlines

Successful applicants will need to:

Organise and lead YDP coaching sessions
Collaborate with the Head of Coaching and Lead YDP Coach to ensure sessions are delivered to the academy coaching and playing philosophy
Deliver match days to suit the club’s playing philosophy and player development strategy
Work with the academy multi-disciplinary team to ensure each individual player is maximising their potential

It is necessary to undertake any training relevant to the post, including ongoing CPD training, be trustworthy and adhere to codes of conduct, ethics and confidentiality.

The nature of the business means that there are significant variations in the level of activity; this requires the job holder to work whatever hours are needed to allow deadlines to be met.

The position is subject to a DBS at Enhanced Level, references and a six-month probationary period.

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