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23 April 2024

Club News


23 April 2024

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There's an opportunity to join the Academy setup at Rotherham United!

Reports to: Phase Lead Coach

Location: The Rotherham United Academy is located at the New York Stadium & Graham Solley Sports Development Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, Bawtry Road, Sheffield S9 1UA. You will be expected to undertake travel as is necessary to fulfil your job requirements.

Hours: This is a part time role requiring flexibility to work evening and weekend fixtures, including regular travel to away matches.

Job Purpose/Responsibilities

  • To coach a specific age group within the academy according to the academy philosophy and syllabus.
  • To deliver effective and innovative session plans in line with club philosophy
  • To maintain accurate records of training and match outcomes and identify individuals that may need intervention plans.
  • To attend and contribute to the departments in service training program

Essential requirements for the post

  • UEFA B ( Level 3) coaching certificate or ongoing
  • FA Youth Modules
  • Enhanced DBS clearance
  • Coaching experience

Desirable requirements for the post

  • FA Child Protection Certificate ( Can be arranged)
  • FA Safeguarding Certificate (Can be arranged)

Recruitment & Other Key Responsibilities

  • Drive the trialist process once it has been agreed a player is to enter on trial.
  • Take an energetic, purposeful, and measurable approach to player recruitment.
  • Manage and drive player signings and releases appropriately and professionally as well as presenting all retain/release information to the Academy manager and Academy Secretary as required and in line with EFL rules and deadlines.
  • Continually challenge and look to enhance the academy environment through new ideas.
  • Support the culture, and represent the club in the best possible light at all times.
  • Attend and contribute (when required) to all CPD as instructed by the Head of Coaching.
  • Adheres to the club Code of Conduct at all times and understand and adheres to the Club’s safeguarding procedures.
  • Carry out any other duties as directed by the Academy Manager and Head of Coaching.

Personal Qualities

Committed to working to and promoting the philosophy of the football club and to promoting and displaying high standards of excellence in maintaining a positive learning environment

Show a clear ‘Growth Mindset’ and capability and comfortability of being able to challenge and be challenged to deliver an elite programme in a high pressured environment with high levels of accountability

Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and ambitious in the development of a positive and progressive elite learning environment

Is receptive to feedback about own behaviour, strengths and areas for improvement

Must hold a valid driver’s licence and be able to travel extensively, as required

Ability and willingness to work outside normal hours, including evenings and weekends, often with short notice

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 will require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) enhanced Criminal Records Check (CRC) check with a barred list check. The applicant may be required 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.

Rotherham United takes safeguarding very seriously and is committed to ensuring that all children and adults at risk are safeguarded at all times when engaging in Club activities or services. The club has numerous safeguarding policies and best practice guidelines to support this and expects all employees to adopt such policies and practices at all times.

The club adheres to strict guidelines, policies and procedures when recruiting staff who work with children and/or adults at risk and is committed to ensuring staff receive appropriate safeguarding training suitable to their role/s. Successful applicants are expected to share the club’s approach to safeguarding at all times.

If you wish to see our Candidate Privacy Notice please visit policies/

Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Job Types: Part-time, Zero hours contract


  • Company pension
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability


  • UEFA B ( Level 3) coaching certificate or ongoing (required)
  • FA Youth Modules (required)
  • Enhanced DBS clearance (required)
  • Coaching experience (required)
  • FA Child Protection Certificate (preferred)
  • FA Safeguarding Certificate (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Expected start date: 01/08/2024 



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