Senior Professional Development Phase Coach

Hours of work: Full-Time
Salary: Attractive Remuneration Package

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Senior Professional Development Phase Coach to join our Academy Department at Bodymoor Heath Training Ground.

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic individual who will be responsible for the management of the U23 team in respect of all league, cup and friendly fixtures, and lead on the design and delivery of the U23’s daily coaching programme.

The successful postholder will plan, organise and deliver in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team all aspects of the U23s development programme. The postholder will also liaise and provide relevant information to the Club’s Sporting Director, First Team Head Coach and Academy Manager.

On a daily basis, you will liaise with the First Team and Professional Development Phase coaching staff on player progression and management of both training and game opportunities. This post will lead on the delivery of the technical and tactical development programme for the U23 squad in line with the Academy Playing and Position Specific Philosophy, and provide feedback to players both formally through the PMA, individual meetings, 6-week reviews and where appropriate parents and intermediaries.

As a minimum requirement, you will need to hold a UEFA A Licence, FA Advanced Youth Award and ideally, UEFA Pro Licence Qualification. You will also need an up to date BFAS Qualification and be a Member of the FA Licenced Coaches’ Club.

Experience of working in a similar role within a Category 1 or 2 Academy is required for this post with additional experience of working at First Team Level desired. You would ideally have knowledge of the FA and Premier League Rules and Regulations with regards to Academies and hold a Clean Driving Licence.

You will also need to be flexible as this role will require working evenings and weekends, and you should ideally hold a full clean driving licence.

Aston Villa Football Club is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and its supporters. As part of this, Aston Villa Football Club is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

All information provided will be treated in confidence and will not be seen by staff directly involved in the appointment. The questionnaire will be detached from your application form, stored separately and used only to provide statistics for monitoring purposes.

Closing Date: Tuesday 1st October 2019

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