Pre-academy Lead Development Centre Coach

Full-time @Brentford Football Club in Coach
  • Uxbridge, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
  • Post Date : July 7, 2024
  • Apply Before : July 25, 2024
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Job Description

Department: Academy

Reporting: Academy Head of Football Development

Location: Training Ground – Jersey Road

Salary: Competitive

Brentford FC is a bit different to other Premier League football clubs. We put our fans first, we are a true community club and while we are financially sustainable, we are not afraid to take calculated risks. We take huge pride in our environment and culture within the Club which focuses on development, inclusion and not being afraid to think differently.

Being progressive, humble and respectful while sticking together as one team across the Club guides how we work and the decisions we make each day.

We also firmly believe that a diverse workforce is a better workforce which will help us develop ideas, solve problems and ultimately grow Brentford FC.

We play in a brand-new stadium, 15 minutes from Heathrow in vibrant west London.

We will never forget where we have come from, but we are excited about the future that lies ahead.

Come join us.

Inclusion Statement

Brentford FC is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities. Should you require any workplace accommodations (also known as ‘reasonable adjustments’), you will have the opportunity to let us know at appropriate points in the hiring process.

Safeguarding Statement

Brentford FC is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team. We remind those barred from regulated activity that it is an offence to apply for such positions.

Please note that where appropriate for the role, you may be required to complete additional background checks such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and this will include any time living or working outside of the UK in the last 10 years. You can find out more about this at https://www.gov.uk/dbs-check-applicant-criminal-record
Please also note that a CV application will not be sufficient. Applications will not be considered where the application form has not been completed in full.

If the role you are applying for involves regulated activity and you have been shortlisted for a first stage interview, you will be asked to fill out a Declaration of Offences Form.

The Role of Pre-Academy Lead Development Centre Coach
The successful candidate will assist in the development and implementation of our coaching programme within our development centres to ensure we develop and recruit the best talent available within our catchment area.

Main Accountabilities

  • To ensure that any concerns you observe, or are raised with you in your role, are shared with the Safeguarding Team through appropriate channels.
  • To motivate and develop the individual players whilst working within the Club’s coaching philosophy.
  • To ensure compliance with the Academy coaching standards and code of conduct.
  • To deliver the Brentford FC Academy coaching philosophy as directed to best support player development.
  • To work in collaboration with the Scouting and Recruitment Department for the talent identification, selection and retention of players.
  • Form positive relationships with players and motivate them towards achieving their potential, with particular attention to their wellbeing and holistic development.
  • To work together with parents to create an environment in which all children can thrive and showcase their talent.
  • To have the ability to identify individual strengths and weaknesses with the ability to apply appropriate coaching and tactical development tailored to the individual player.
  • Provide regular formal feedback to players and families through individual meetings / reviews.
  • Attend all relevant coaching CPD events both internally and externally at the request of the Academy Head of Football Development.
  • To work closely with the Lead Foundation Phase Coach U9-U10 to assist transition from U7-U8 into the Academy pathway.

General Club Accountabilities

  • To ensure compliance with all relevant Club policies, including health and safety policies and with specific reference to the data regulations.
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical, and social requirements.
  • To ensure compliance with the Club’s Safeguarding Policy and processes.
  • To ensure compliance with the Club’s Code of Conduct.
  • To promote equity, diversity and inclusion at the Club, in line with our EDI strategy
  • To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, maintaining a professional image at all times when representing Brentford FC
  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and its personnel.
  • To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.
  • Any other relevant tasks and duties as directed by your line manager

Key Internal Relationships

  • Academy Recruitment Team
  • Academy Head of Football Development
  • Academy Secretary

Person Specification – Essential Personal Characteristics

Able to work unsociable hours as required, involving work outside of normal office hours (i.e. evenings, weekends, school holidays and bank holidays)
• Able to always maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
• UEFA C License Coaching Qualification or equivalent
• Experience coaching players from the U6-U9 age groups
• FA Learning Safeguarding Children Certificate
• FA Emergency Aid in Football Certificate
• FA Safeguarding certificate
• Basic level of IT skills

Person Specification – Desirable Characteristics

  • UEFA B License Coaching Qualification

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