Leyton Orient FC

Leyton Orient FC

Youth Development Phase Lead Coach


Role Type



Posting Date

Nov 8, 2022

Role description

Objective of the role

To assist the Academy Manager in the delivery of the Youth Development phase of the Elite player performance plan
To assist the Head of Coaching in ensuring that players graduating to the professional phase do so with a high degree of technical and tactical ability
Monitor and report on individual player development through the Performance Clock.

Key Tasks leading to developing players of the required standard to achieve excellence at specific age bandings

Monitor the transition of players from the Foundation Phase to the Youth Development Phase.
To integrate with all Academy department staff to deliver a holistic development programme for all players.
Assist in delivery of the phase programme coaching 1 session per week.
Implement, coordinate and manage the Youth Development Phase day School holiday programme.
Specialist trained to ensure that players graduating from the phase at U16 have built upon the core ball mastery skills, tactical awareness in their role in the team, physical objectives recognised & plan of action activated.
Assist in the reporting and monitoring of performance, recording, reporting and evaluation of Academy Players in the Development Phase
Assist in the monitoring and supervision of the game programme (Development Phase)
Take part in all relevant meetings including six weekly multidisciplinary reviews, in service training, parents meetings etc. at the request of the Academy Manager
Show a continuous commitment to personal development through relevant bodies and courses
Assist the Head of Coaching in the Coaches CPD training programme.
Undertake enhancement of specific personal Qualifications and all CPD provided by the Club and regulatory bodies.
Undertake any reasonable request as set by the Academy Manager.
Ensure that all match day preparations inclusive of pitch set up is completed before the players arrive
Ensure that ILP session are planned and delivered to meet the individual needs of the player
Weekly Meetings documented with Part time staff, ensuring all staff receive key information.
Assist the Part Time Youth Development Phase Coaches ensuring continuity of training programmes through the age groups.
Undertake enhancement of specific personal Qualifications and all CPD provided by the Club and regulatory bodies.
Complete part time staff appraisals twice yearly, highlighting areas of strength and future development.

Qualifications current and potential

UEFA A Coaching Licence
FA Advanced Youth Award
Coach Education Qualification (potential)
Safeguarding and Protecting Children
Basic First Aid for Sport (BFAS)
Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management (potential)
Level 3 P.T.L.L.S (potential)

Range of Experiences Experience of working in at least 3 of the following roles:

A vast range of coaching experience at all levels
A mentoring/coaching role in the Y.D.P

Knowledge and/or experience of at least 3 of the following:

The process of learning in coaches (andragogy)
The process of learning in young people (pedagogy)
Running and designing development programmes
Football (coached or played at a high level)
Leading a team
Managing people
Sport Psychology

Have ICT experience of PMA, Excel, Word and any other software as required in order to carry out the duties required for the job.

Behaviours of a Leyton Orient Academy member of staff • Excellent communication and demeanour linked to personal skills

Have a flexible attitude to work
A suitable character - strong, optimistic
Growth mind set - committed to becoming an expert
The ability to build, maintain and evolve relationships with others
Intellectually and emotionally sound
Be able to adapt to different and changing situations
Have the drive and enthusiasm to set high standards and achieve company objectives
Easy and fun to be with - a relaxed professional
Have a high degree of integrity and personal honesty
Understands why accountability is important and understands when, why and how to accept this

Other Requirements

Have a full clean driving licence
DBS clearance


To have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, coaches and young people and to follow the child protection procedures adopted by the FA and the club.

General Information

The employee must at all time carry out their duties with due regard to the Leyton Orient Football Club policies and procedures. The employee must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.

Equal opportunities and B.A.M.E Coaches

Leyton Orient Football Club is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity.

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