Who we are
Working closely with Leicester City in the Community, Leicester City Girls’ Regional Talent Club (RTC) is the only elite female youth football programme in Leicestershire, being an integral part of the FA Girls’ England Talent Pathway.
The programme aims to identify young talented female players and to place them in a technical programme designed to produce football excellence combined with personal development in a supportive and stimulating environment.
Leicester City RTC has exciting opportunities for enthusiastic and experienced coaches to join our dynamic team.
About the role
Through attendance at RTC trials, training sessions and matches during the season and pre-season, the successful applicant will play a key role in identifying talented players.
In collaboration with the RTC Technical Director, the Coach will assist in the development of each individual player to her full potential by reviewing, measuring and recording her individual progress within the FA’s 4-corner model.
The focus will be to work with each individual player on an ongoing basis to set appropriate challenges and targets and to help her to achieve them within a team setting.
The role involves attending a minimum of two coaching sessions per week and matchdays (generally Saturday mornings within the Tier 1 RTC Programme), but to include some friendlies and other organised fixtures on other evenings.
Following a training programme devised by the Technical Director, the age group Coach will be involved in the planning of coaching sessions together with his/her squad colleague and working closely to develop the squad on an individual and team basis incorporating such aspects as:- technical work, skill development and game related practices that give Relevance, Realism and Repetition.
All technical coaching staff will be expected to provide on-going formal and informal support to players and focus on the players’ individual plans as well as wider team strategies.
Who we’re looking for
The successful candidate will ideally have experience in a similar role within an elite female sporting environment. You will be an excellent communicator with excellent accuracy and attention to detail.
You will be happy to work closely with your age group squad colleague, other members of the coaching team, physical performance team and medical support staff.
- As a minimum, hold the FA Level 2 Certificate in coaching football
- Hold FA Youth Modules 1 and 2 (or equivalent – see full Job Description)
- Be a member of the FA Licensed Coaches Club
- Hold an up to date FA Safeguarding Certificate, minimum Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football and an enhanced DBS Certificate
You will demonstrate a flexible approach and, in addition to the formal requirements of the role, you will be willing to attend other Regional Talent Club activities as necessary to fulfil the role.
Contract Type – Casual
Hours Per Week – Part time (up to 10 hours per week plus matchdays), you will be required to work outside of normal office hours, at evenings and weekends during the season, pre-season and annual trials
Leicester City Community Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Leicester City Community Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.
A shortlist of suitable applicants will be compiled shortly after the closing date and successful candidates will be contacted about the interview process.
Click here to download a full job description.
Closing Date – 13 October, 2019
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