Assistant Coach (Pre-Academy / Emerging Talent Centres)

Discipline: Coaching
Job type: Fixed Term, Variable Hours
Contact name: Scott Curry

Contact email:
Job ref: 005283
Published: 22 days ago
Expiry date: 07 Aug 2022 10:59

Department: Boy’s Academy Department

Hours of Work: Variable Hours (flexibility to work evenings and weekends is required for these posts)  

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Salary: Competitive hourly rates

Location: Various (see below advert)

Closing date: Sunday 7 August 2022

Interview dates: Interviews will be held throughout August on the following dates: Wednesday 17 August, Friday 19 August, Wednesday 24 August, Friday 26 August

1. The Department

Our Boys Academy Department has been awarded the prestigious category one status accolade, demonstrating that we provide the highest level of quality coaching, education, training, and facilities for our youth football provision.

To continue to deliver our ambitious plans for identifying and developing young footballers, we have some exciting opportunities available for Assistant Coaches to work across our Pre-Academy and Emerging Talent Centre Programmes.

Pre-Academy Programme

The Pre-Academy programme works with the U7 and U8s age groups, whilst players within these age groups are not officially signed players, we aim to provide a high-level quality coaching environment to develop and identify talented players to register at U9s.

Emerging Talent Centres

The Emerging Talent Centres provide a platform for players who are deemed “on the fringes” to access high quality coaching and facilities. The aim of the emerging talent centres is to “Identify and Access” and “Monitor and Develop” a wider pool of players on a weekly basis.

We are recruiting for Assistant Coaches across our Pre-Academy and Emerging Talent Centres at the following locations:

- Bodymoor Heath Centre – Bodymoor Heath Training Ground

- Tewkesbury Centre – Tewkesbury School

- Northampton Centre – Moulton College

- Coventry Centre – Butts Park Arena

- Birmingham Centre – Venue TBC

2. The Role

You will be responsible for delivery of high-quality coaching sessions whilst working closely with staff from the Coaching and Talent ID Departments to support the development and identification of young players who have the potential to play for Aston Villa Academy.

You will have access to a thorough Continued Professional Development (CPD) framework delivered across the season.

For further information about the Role, please see the Role Profile.

3. The Person

We are looking for highly motivated and proactive Assistant Coaches who are passionate about developing and identifying young footballers.

The successful candidates will be qualified to at least FA Level 2 in Coaching Football / UEFA C Licence and have an up-to-date FA First Aid Certificate.

You will have previous experience of working with children in particular the coaching of young players aged 7-11 and demonstrable experience of planning and delivering football coaching sessions to a high level.

You must also be available to work flexibly as this role will require you to work evenings and weekends.

For further information and to ask any questions around the roles, please contact Scott Curry (Player Talent ID Project and Development Manager) by emailing

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.


Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early 

The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.

Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code. 

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see Aston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding