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Pre-Academy Coordinator and Lead Coach

Following a period of growth, Leicester City Football Club is recruiting an inspirational coach and effective coordinator..

About The Company

Established in 1884, Leicester City Football Club is a leading Football Club, achieving outstanding success as Premier League champions in 2016. Following a period of growth, Leicester City Football Club is recruiting an inspirational coach and effective coordinator to run all elements of the Club’s Pre-Academy work, which encompasses Development Centres (U7/U8), Elite (shadow) squads (U9-U14) and grass roots trial centre.

About The Role

The main duties of the role are:

- To be the Lead Coach of the Pre-Academy with a focus on U8’s.
- To organise the U8 identification programme.
- To oversee the transition of players from the Pre-Academy into the Academy.
- To ensure the Academy has strong links with Grass Roots clubs across the region.

This brand new role will include a significant amount of administration and management as well as delivering and overseeing the quality of coaching.

Who We’re Looking For

The ideal candidate will be a UEFA B coach who is able to work closely with Academy and Recruitment staff to identify potential in young players, develop them and transition those that are of the required standard transition them into the Academy.

Benefits Package

Leicester City Football Club offers a competitive salary and pension scheme with life assurance to all its permanent employees. Employees are able to benefit from free onsite parking as well as an onsite staff restaurant. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays.

Contract Type – Permanent

Hours Per Week – 37.5 hours

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.

Click here for the job description.

If you feel you have the qualities and experience we are looking for please apply by sending your CV, along with a covering letter, by email to

Closing date: 14 December

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