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VACANCY: Academy Lead Youth Development Coach

10 January 2023

Club News

VACANCY: Academy Lead Youth Development Coach

10 January 2023

Oldham Athletic are looking to recruit a full-time Academy Lead Youth Development Phase (U13 to U16) coach to work within our Category 3 Licenced Academy programme.

This role is mainly based at Boundary Park (OL1 2PA) and successful applicants will report directly to the Academy Manager and the Head of Coaching, and will be responsible for the delivery of the Academy coaching programme in line with the Academy philosophy.

We are looking for individuals who have excellent communication, interpersonal and motivational skills, as well as being a role-model to young players.

They will be able to show that they are capable of creating and delivering innovative and engaging coaching sessions to challenge and develop the player in line with the Academy coaching syllabus, as well as demonstrating that they understand the needs of the modern young player in terms of their physical and psychological development.

The successful candidate must have the following skills and competencies:

· Availability for flexible working hours (evenings and weekends)

· Able to communicate effectively at all levels

· Good IT skills and knowledge of the PMA online tool

· Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

· Dedicated to self-improvement and personal development

· Willing to follow and promote the Club football philosophy

· A valid UK driving licence

· All the relevant qualifications for the position as defined by The FA

As per EPPP rules, a UEFA ‘A’’ qualification is required for this position. Applicants holding a UEFA 'B' Licence (outfield) will only be considered if they are currently very close to obtaining their ‘A’ qualification.

It will be necessary for successful applicants to hold, or gain, an FA level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAIF) qualification.

All applicants must currently reside within one hour travelling distance of Oldham Athletic.

To ensure compliance with the company’s safeguarding policy an FA DBS certificate will be a requirement for this role before starting work

Oldham Athletic Football Club promotes inclusion and confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, nationality, ethnicity (race), religion or belief, ability or disability, pregnancy and maternity and encourage equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons

How to apply

To apply please provide your CV (with two independent references) plus a covering letter detailing why you would be the ideal candidate for the role, your previous experience and salary expectations to

The closing date for applications is Monday 20 February 2023.

All interviews will be at the earliest available opportunity. The volume of applications received prevents us from being able to acknowledge every application received or to provide feedback at the short-listing stage. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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