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14 December 2023

Club News


14 December 2023

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Job type
Shift and schedule
Weekend availability
Monday to Friday


Pulled from the full job description
  • Company pension
  • On-site parking


Rotherham United FC Head of Academy Coaching


Academy Manager


Based at the New York Stadium and Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park (SHU)


As required by the role with a maximum of 42 hours per week.


To be responsible for the organisation, planning and delivery of the Coaching Competency

Framework, Staff Development Plans, Players ILP’s, Academy Training Needs Analysis and having a major influence on the analysis & delivery of the Academy Coaching Philosophy and pathway plan.

Essential requirements for the post

UEFA A Coaching licence, FA Youth Award, significant experience of working in Academy football, 1st Aid for Sport, DBS, driving licence

Desirable requirements

Sports related degree


Their personal growth as a Head of Coaching

  • Undertake self-development to ensure knowledge in relation to all aspect of coaching and coach development is up to date and forward thinking
  • Build relationships throughout the Academy broader Club and community.
  • Maintain/enhance football and cross sport coaching competence:

Coaches having a clear understanding and acceptance of their development needs

  • Provide a clear, up-to-date Training needs analysis (TNA) of every individual coach’s current and required level of performance
  • Observe coach performance and provide feedback to aid development
  • Complete Training Needs Analysis (TNA) with all coaches

Individual coaches having Development Action Plans

  • Ensure very coach has a personal Development Action Plan (DAP) that is tailored to meet their needs and which they buy-in to as a ‘living’ document
  • Working with coaches to develop their abilities and potential
  • Provide 1:1 coaching to coaches in order to develop the coach’s skill

Coaches holding required qualifications and up-to-date licensing

  • Ensure the qualification status of the Clubs coaching workforce is assessed and ensure all coaches hold required qualifications for their role and age group and have a CPD plan to ensure licensing is up-to-date
  • Development programs being designed & delivered
  • Design and deliver development interventions based on the Academy Performance

Plan (APP) and common aspects identified in the coaches DAPs

  • Design and deliver programs of suitable development events

Coaches working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT)

  • Ensure coaches understand how to work effectively in a MDT and can identify and believe in the benefits of doing so
  • Build relationships and use the expertise of MDT

The alignment of Coaching Curriculum with Playing and Coaching Philosophy

  • Ensure the Academy’s Coaching Curriculum is consistently delivered in line with the

Academy’s (and/or Club’s) Playing Philosophy and Coaching Philosophy

The Academy having a culture of openness and growth

  • Contribute to the development of an elite learning environment where people take responsibility for their own development, feel able to learn from their mistakes and have opportunity to experiment outside of their comfort zone

Develop a Club specific coach monitoring tool

Implement a Club Specific Coach Competency Framework (CCF) to monitor and evaluate coaches in order to develop DAPs and group coach development Safeguarding

Rotherham United is committed to Safeguarding and the safeguarding of all people associated with the football club

All employees must have an understanding of the clubs safeguarding and anti-discrimination policies and procedures and put these into practice in the workplace. To enable this all employees must undertake the required training as directed by their line manager

Equal Opportunities:

The post holder’s duties must be carried out in compliance with the Club’s Equal

Opportunities Policy, with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent Health and Safety Legislation.

Rotherham United is an equal opportunities employer and a signatory to the new FA

Football Leadership Diversity Code and all applicants for employment will be given equal opportunities irrespective of sex, age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic or national origin.

  • These duties and responsibilities should be regarded as neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other reasonably determined duties and responsibilities within Rotherham United Football Club, commensurate with the post without changing the character of the post. This post requires a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) enhanced Criminal Records Check (CRC) check with a barred list check. The applicant must be prepared to submit a CRC application if they do not hold and FA CRC Certificate. This post is exempt from the

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Information on all convictions including spent convictions must be declared, in line with the new Government Filtering System opportunities

Proof of the right to work within the UK will be required for this role

Please apply via Indeed

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Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company pension
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability


  • UEFA A Coaching licence (required)
  • FA Youth Award (required)
  • 1st Aid for Sport (required)
  • Driving Licence (required)

Work Location: In person


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