Youth Development Phase Coach

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Coaching
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: Attractive Remuneration Package depending on experience
Contact email:
Job ref: 008123
Published: 23 days ago
Expiry date: 23 Jun 2024 23:59

Department: Boys Academy Coaching and Development Team

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

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Attractive Remuneration Package depending on experience

Location: Bodymoor Heath Training Ground

Closing Date: Sunday 23 June 2024

Interview Date: Week commencing 1 July 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 continue to deliver our ambitious plans for nurturing, encouraging and developing talent at this level, we have an exciting opportunity for a Youth Development Phase Coach  to join the coaching provision.

2. The Role

The role will work within the Youth Development Phase specific programme which will involve co-ordinating, preparing, coaching, managing and debriefing the development programme for an age group – ensuring that it aligns to the Academy Performance Plan. You will ensure that all Individual Player Multidisciplinary Development Plans are devised, managed and reviewed to meet the needs of the individual.

The post holder will be required to liaise closely with the Head of Coach Development and Youth Development Phase Lead Coach to play a pivotal role in helping to develop the Clubs players through the Youth Development Phase.

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

3. The Person

The successful candidate must be qualified to at least UEFA A Licence or FA Advanced Youth Award level and hold Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAIF) Level 2. You will need to have demonstrable experience of planning, delivering and monitoring elite football programmes within a Category 1 or 2 Academy with YDP players.

We are looking for a Coach with proven communication skills who wants to continually improve themselves and the players they are working with.  You will also need to be a proficient and confident user of technology platforms used for planning, delivery and reflection.

You must also be available to work flexibly as this role will require you to work evenings and weekends, and you should ideally hold a full, UK driving licence.

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

Please note that part of the interview process will require candidates to deliver a practical coaching session.


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