Senior Professional Development Football Coach

Senior Professional Development Football Coach

Website Huddersfield Town Football Club

– Salary: “Dependent Upon Experience”
– Closing Date: 09/12/2019
– Job Role : Senior Professional Development Football Coach

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Football Coach to join our Academy coaching team, and to lead on all operations of the Senior Professional Development Phase. The successful candidate will work closely with the Academy Manager, players/teams, and staff throughout the Academy, to assist in the operational delivery of the Academy Performance Plan within training and match days.

This is a significant role, in which you will play a key role in terms of Academy players’ personal and professional growth and development, including potential progression to the First Team.

Candidates must have a minimum of one year’s experience in a football coaching role, working with players age 16+, and must hold relevant coaching qualifications, up to and including the UEFA A Licence as a minimum.

We are looking for a team player who is passionate about individual player development within a team process, and who wants to lead and inspire young players to progress to the highest levels in football.

This role requires flexibility and a willingness to work non-standard hours in accordance with the needs of the Club. The successful candidate must also haven proven planning and organisational skills, and the ability to form positive relationships with all stakeholders.

If you have the specified qualifications and personal attributes and are enthusiastic about the variety and opportunities that this role offers, we would love to hear from you.

We receive a high volume of applications for our vacancies and as such we encourage you to ensure that your application demonstrates how you match our requirements. Please read the ‘How to Apply’ document for further detail of the application process. The volume of applications received prevents us from being able to acknowledge every application received or to provide feedback at short-listing stage.

We receive a high volume of applications for our vacancies therefore please ensure that your covering letter and CV:

Are concise
Are tailored for the requirements of the role
Are accurate in terms of content and presentation
Are submitted by the specified deadline
Highlight any factors that you would like us to take into account, for example, if you have a disability or health condition that may require us to make reasonable adjustments in accordance with the Equality Act 2010
In the first instance applications will be assessed against the essential and desirable criteria for the role, as detailed on the person specification. As it is not feasible to invite all applicants to interview, we reserve the right to apply additional criteria to the initial short-listing process, if there is a high volume of applicants who, on paper, appear to meet the published criteria.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and we welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

Candidates with a disability who clearly demonstrate they meet the ‘essential’ requirements of the role will be guaranteed an interview; in order to fulfil our commitment to the guaranteed interview scheme, if you have a disability, please ensure this is clearly reflected in your letter of application.

We will only provide feedback to candidates who are invited to interview; therefore, if you are unsuccessful at short-listing stage, we will not be able to provide feedback on your application.


Huddersfield Town is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

As this role is likely to involve the supervision of and work with children and young people or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will require an Enhanced Criminal Records Check (CRC) through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As such, this post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and applicants must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions.

Equality & Inclusion

Huddersfield Town AFC and the Huddersfield Town Foundation are diverse environments in which all characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 are respected and celebrated. We value and include our employees and support them to achieve their full potential. We have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination, and we undertake to redress any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate. We therefore welcome applications from all individuals who feel they meet the requirements of the role, and particularly from BAME applicants who are currently under-represented within the organisation. In addition, we are a Disability Confident Employer and we welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

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