Academy Goalkeeping Coach U9-U14

Reading FC

Reading, United Kingdom

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To support football and holistic development of the goalkeepers within the Foundation and Youth development phase.

Job Role Summary

Job TitleAcademy Goalkeeping Coach U9-U14
LocationReading, United Kingdom, Europe
FunctionCoaching & PerformanceAcademy
Employment TermsPermanent, Full Time
Closing DateClosing date and time for applications passed

Job Role Details

Salary: £25,000 per annum
Location: Training Ground (Hogwood Park & Bearwood)

Job purpose

To support football and holistic development of the goalkeepers within the Foundation and Youth development phase.

To improve the individual goalkeepers within the U9-U14 squads whilst supporting and monitoring the players during both training and games

Main duties

- To follow and implement the Academy Philosophy whilst contributing to its evolution.

- To ensure a thorough working knowledge of the content and functions of the Academy Performance Plan.

- To work as part of a multidisciplinary support team involving, but not restricted to, performance analysts, sports scientists, physiotherapists, psychologists, operational and administrative staff.

- To ensure player welfare is always the primary consideration in all Academy activities.

- To support the Academy goalkeeping coaching staff with a view to producing a world-class support system for all Academy goalkeepers.

- To maintain a current and up to date status with all work and communication involving the Performance Management Application (including coaching sessions, game details and all aspects of 8 Point Learning Plans).

- To be responsible for goalkeeping equipment, ensuring it is fit for use at all times and checked in/out.

- To take an active role in the induction process for trialists, providing a positive reflection of the Academy Philosophy to all parties involved (e.g. player, parents, agent).

- To ensure a 3x7's report is completed for each trialist for each game and submitted to the Academy Recruitment Coordinator.

- To adopt a proactive approach in working alongside the multidisciplinary support team in order to provide optimal playing opportunities through additional fixtures, player workshops or training sessions as required.

- To ensure all facilities are left in a clean and tidy state following use.

- To attend all staff meetings (unless exceptional circumstances apply).

- To ensure all EPPP requirements are met and reviewed

- To respond to all enquires within Reading Football Club Charter guidelines.

- To adhere to a strict code of confidentiality in respect of any information relating to Reading Football Club and its operation

- To be presentable at all times when working and demonstrate that you can represent the face of the club in the manner expected

- To maintain Reading Football Club's Safeguarding (Child Protection), Health, Safety and Equal Opportunity procedures and practice

- To act in a manner that supports the Club's Vision and Values at all times

Qualifications

Essential

- UEFA B Licence
- UEFA B Goalkeeping Licence – working towards
- FA Youth Award (Modules 1-3)
- Member of the FA Licensed Coaches' Club (hold Emergency Aid Certificate and
Safeguarding Certificate or willingness to obtain upon request)
- Post-holder will be subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level and cleared by Reading Football Club

Desirable

- FA Advanced Youth Award (Goalkeeping)

Experience

Essential

- Experience working with players from varying backgrounds and cultures
- Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary player development team
- Experience working with the Youth Development Phase

Desirable

- Experience working within a Category 1 Academy
- Experience working closely with Foundation and Youth Development staff

Knowledge

Essential

- Experience working with players from varying backgrounds and cultures
- Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary player development team
- Experience working with the Youth Development Phase

Desirable

- Ability to work across multiple functions of Player Management Application (PMA)
- Functional IT skills in relevant software (Microsoft Office, PMA, Y-Scout, SportsCode)

Skills

Essential

- Adaptability to be effective in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
- Strong communication skills in a variety of settings
- Ability to work as part of a broader multidisciplinary team

Desirable

- Self-awareness and reflective skills as part of a professional development process

- Open-minded approach to adopting best-practice and current research-backed
principles

Attitude

- Passionate and hard working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
- Proactive 'can-do' approach to work and those around them
- Self-motivated within a team and capable of motivating those around them

How to apply

Please send your CV and a Covering Letter to reach us by 12 noon on Thursday 12th September 2019 via email to recruitment@readingfc.co.uk.

You will need to complete the application form which can be found at www.readingfc.co.uk under the vacancies tab.

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