Saints South West – Regional Squad Head Coach

Published: 12th April 2018

Not specified
£3000-£3500 per annum/season
Part Time
Not specified
Human Resources

Title: Regional Squad Head Coach
Location: Devon or Somerset
Basis: Part Time
Pay: £3000-£3500 per annum/season
Closing Date: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Start Date: May 2018
Interview Date: Organised upon receipt of successful application

To be part of the Saints Southwest coaching team responsible for the management and delivery of a Saints Southwest Regional Squad, maximising the opportunities for young players to reach their full potential in line with the Saints Southwest vision and philosophy.

Job roles and responsibilities
● Provide a high standard coaching to a respective age group, educating them in line with the Saints Southwest football curriculum
● To ensure that all Saints Southwest players adhere the Saints values and show a high level of respect and discipline
● To adhere to the Coaches Code of Conduct
● To assist players in setting individual short and long term goals, to create individual action plans
● To manage team attendance and parent communication via ‘Teamer’
● To complete player progress/evaluation reports at 3 stages each season (Pre/Mid/End)
● Attend at least three parents evening session per season for each individual player in the squad
● To develop and maintain a professional relationship with the parents of youngsters in the programme
● Complete CPD (Continuous Professional Development) to maintain FA Licence
● To work with Lead Coaches in the completion of a personal coach development plan in line with the Saints Southwest’s support framework
● To identify players available each weekend for matches and communicate any additional player requirements to the Lead Coach at the earliest opportunity
● To attend coach in service days as instructed by Directors/Lead Coaches
● To support the development of young players in match analysis, healthy lifestyle, diet, drug awareness and education
● To take responsibility for the care and maintenance of all age group training equipment and playing kit
● Ensure admin is carried out to Saints Southwest requirements and to specified deadlines
● To organise, plan, deliver and evaluate various session
● To assess trialists at both training and games and feedback to the Lead Coach
● To assist with the Strength & Conditioning Programme input where required at training sessions
● Actively promote and support the talent ID system
● To attend tournaments and trips when requested by the club.
● To abide by all club policies including (but not exclusive to) Safeguarding, Equality and Health & Safety

Responsible to
● Managing Directors
● Football Development Manager
● Lead Coach

Key Skills/Characteristics and Competencies
● Computer/ICT (Email, Documents, Spreadsheets, Powerpoint and Forms)
● Spelling, punctuation and grammar
● Works well in a team
● Professional, reflective and proactive
● Attention to detail
● Self motivated and enthusiastic
● Approachable, supportive, friendly, positive, listen and helpful
● Open minded

Professional Competencies
● Experience working within a professional Football Club Academy/development centre (essential)
● FA Level 2, and holder of in date FA Licence (essential)
● Full driving licence (essential)
● Excellent communicator (essential)
● Experience working with a team (desired)
● FA Youth Modules/Award, UEFA B Licence or above (desired)

If you are successful you can look forward to
● Competitive wage
● Kit and equipment
● Staff reward scheme
● Exclusive staff discounts across leisure, retail and fitness industry
● Learning and development from CPD sessions covering a variety of topics
● Experience of working within an innovative company
● Access to tickets to watch Southampton FC

To apply for this vacant position please send CV to