Background to the Club
Leicester City Football Club, also known as the Foxes, is a top-flight English football club, in their sixth consecutive season in the Premier League. In 2015/16, ranked as 5000-1 outsiders, Leicester City were crowned Premier League champions.
In 2010, the Club was bought by Asian Football Investments, a Thai-led consortium fronted by King Power’s founder and Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. The stadium was named King Power Stadium in 2011 and one year later in 2012, King Power International became sole owners of the Club.
Leicester City Football Club is an ambitious and forward-thinking club. It is deeply committed to the local community and its supporters and continually strives to ensure that every point of engagement with fans is truly world-class including the experience on matchdays.
The Club is now continuing to make significant strategic investments across the whole organisation and major expansion plans are in hand. It is an extremely exciting time for the Club with a new state-of-the-art 180-acre, £100M training ground currently being built.
About The Role
Following a restructure of our Development Centres, Leicester City are seeking a number of Level 2 qualified coaches to run U7/8 regional development centres. Operating for two hours one evening a week, the centres are located in Derby, Nottingham, Leicester x2, Coventry and Northampton. The successful candidates will have a thorough knowledge of local grassroots football, the ability to identify potential in young players and development their technical ability with a view to being signed as an U9 player.
All of the positions will also have the opportunity to coach additional paid sessions within the Pre-Academy.
The role will plan and deliver high quality development sessions but also support the assessment of potential in players. You will be required to build a good rapport with the players to ensure that they enjoy their time at the development Centre.
The main duties of the role are:
- To plan and deliver coaching sessions
- To ensure the quality of delivery meets Academy expectations and philosophy
- To build strong relationships with players and parents
Who We’re Looking For
The ideal candidate will hold a Level 2 Certificate in Coaching along with previous experience in Academy football. They will have excellent communication skills and possess strong time management skills and have a flexible approach to work.
Contract Type – Casual
Leicester City Football Club 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 Football Club 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.
View the full job description here.
Closing Date – 17 October 2019
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