Player Care Manager (U15-18's)

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Support, Technical & Administration
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Job ref: 008403
Published: 12 days ago
Expiry date: 28 Jul 2024 23:59

Department: Football Division – Boys Academy Administration and Education Team

Hours of Work: Full Time (flexibility to work evenings and weekends is required for this post)

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

Location: Bodymoor Health Training Ground

Closing Date: Sunday 28 July 2024

Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 12 August 2024

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.

In order to deliver our ambitious plans for nurturing, encouraging and developing talent at this level, we have a new, exciting opportunity for a self-motivated and proactive individual to join our Player Care Team working with the U15’s-18’s age groups.

2. The Role

Working within the Player Care team, you will be responsible for the delivery of the foundation and youth development phase player care and personal development program which will include planning, preparing, organising, managing and evaluating the program for your allocated age group.

As a Player Care Manager, you will lead the Personal Development and Wellbeing Programme for the 15-18’s, you will collaborate the multi-disciplinary team to ensure holistic development and that player personal development and wellbeing is at the center of player support. You will support players, parents and staff directly and give feedback on player development. You will be a designated safeguarding officer for the relevant age phases.

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

3. The Person

You must hold a qualification at degree level (or equivalent) in Sports Management, Sports Science, Sports Psychology or discipline relevant to the management and personal development of high performing individuals or experience.

The successful candidate will have experience supporting young elite performers with holistic support via personal development and wellbeing provision. You will need to have experience of working with young players prioritising safeguarding and duty of care. You will also need to be a confident user of technology and demonstratable experience of planning, delivery and monitoring of elite player development programs.

A qualification in Player Care, Performance Lifestyle, Mentoring and Coaching (or equivalent) is desirable.

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

For further information, the Role Profile and to apply please go to

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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