Foundation Phase Goalkeeping Coach

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Football
Job type: Fixed Term, Variable Hours
Salary: £14.33 - £17.64 dependent on qualifications and experience
Contact email:
Job ref: 008004
Published: about 1 month ago
Expiry date: 16 May 2024 23:59

Department: Girls Academy Department

Contract Type: Fixed Term until 30 June 2025

Hours of Work: Variable hours expected to be around 4 hours per week (Tuesday and  Thursday evenings) plus Saturday matchdays

Salary: £14.33 - £17.64 dependent on qualifications and experience

Location: Brookvale

Closing Date: Thursday 16 May 2024

Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 27 May 2024

1. The Department

Our Girls Academy Department has been thriving and has demonstrated that we provide the highest level of quality coaching, education, training, and facilities for our youth football provision.

In order to deliver our ambitious plans for nurturing, encouraging and developing talent at this level, we have an exciting opportunity available for self-motivated and proactive individual to join our Foundation Phase as Goalkeeping Coach.

2. The Role

Working within the phase specific programme, you will assist with the development of Goalkeepers by assisting with the provision and delivery of high-quality goalkeeper training, coaching and support throughout the season in line with the Club’s Goalkeeping philosophy and syllabus.

As a Goalkeeping Coach, you will work closely with other Coaches within the Foundation Phase and as part of a wider Multi-Disciplinary Team which will include ensuring Performance Analysis and working closely with Medical and Sport Science staff in the management of injuries and Sports Science testing.

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

3. The Person

The successful candidate will need the following qualifications:

*       UEFA C Goalkeeping Licence or FA Level 2 in Coaching Goalkeepers

*       UEFA C Licence or the FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

The FA Basic First Aid for Sport (BFAS) qualification and FA Safeguarding Children Workshop certificate are desirable; however the Club can support candidates in gaining these qualifications.

We are looking for someone who has the ability to inspire a team with demonstrable experience of planning, delivering and monitoring football programmes and working with children. Knowledge of the Female Player Pathway and grassroots football in and around Birmingham would also be beneficial.

For further information and to ask any questions around the role, please contact Liam Sharpe (Head of Goalkeeping & U21s Assistant Coach) 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