Head Coach & Head of Women & Girls Performance

Motherwell FC

Motherwell, United Kingdom

Motherwell FC are searching for a Head Coach & Head of Women & Girls Performance, a joint role, to lead the club to success in both these areas, with an emphasis of improvement, professionalism and development.

Job Role Summary

Job TitleHead Coach & Head of Women & Girls Performance
LocationMotherwell, United Kingdom, Europe
FunctionCoaching & PerformanceAcademy
Employment TermsPermanent, Full Time
Closing DateApplications must be submitted by Friday, 16th April 2021 at 5:00pm

Job Role Details

Motherwell Football Club (MFC) is one of the top eight clubs in Scottish women's football, playing in SWPL1. The clubs' strategy around the female football programme aims to provide an unrivalled pathway for young girls from our Academy into a professional, competitive senior team who can compete at the top level.

We are searching for a Head Coach & Head of Women & Girls Performance, a joint role, to lead the club to success in both these areas, with an emphasis of improvement, professionalism and development.

The Head Coach & Head of Women & Girls Performance will lead the entire department and is responsible for the creation and implementation of the technical programmes in order to achieve optimal results on and off the pitch at all levels.

Job Purpose:

The main purpose of the Head Coach & Head of Women & Girls Performance is to oversee and lead the entire department, from the academy pathway to leading the first team squad.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- To undertake all duties that are relevant as a Head Coach of the women's team.

- To work according to MFC's philosophy, standards and values whilst leading and setting the example for an entire department.

- To help develop and manage all aspects of the club's strategy for the girls' and women's game.

- To plan, prepare, deliver and evaluate relevant and specific coaching & training sessions for the first team players.

- To motivate players before and during matches.

- To be organised and punctual at all times and be approachable to all players and staff.

- To manage all first team players & coaches and ensure they receive weekly/monthly targets that are related to the coaching curriculum and receive feedback in relation to that target period.

- Oversee and manage all aspects of player recruitment across the girl's and women's game.

- Oversee and manage all administrative tasks, including, but not limited to, matchday and training preparation, player registration, disciplinary, club licensing and compliance with all SFA, SWF and SWPL requirements.

- To design, manage and implement a coaching curriculum to all academy age groups and devise an in-house CPD schedule for coaches.

- To periodically attend academy training sessions, ensure that curriculum and development programmes are delivered and confirming all coaches are working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.

- To ensure academy coaches have a clear understanding and acceptance of their own development needs and an up-to-date training need analysis.

- To work with the SFA to access suitable education and development opportunities for coaches.

- To develop Motherwell FC as a recognised centre of excellence for coach development in the girls' and women's game.

- To work with academy coaches to develop their abilities and potential whilst ensuring the coaches hold the required qualifications and up-to-date licenses.

- To deliver staff appraisals for all part time academy coaches annually and all first team support staff appraisals.

- To work with community staff to grow the brand and reputation of Girls" and Women's football at Motherwell FC.

- Be familiar with the club's Child Protection policy, Health and Safety policy and Emergency procedures and take responsibility for Health and Safety aspects during activities.

- Be pro-active in your own CPD to ensure you are developing and evolving within your own role.

- Liaise and be the point of contact with other club departments including medical, financial/admin, media, football, commercial and community.

- Represent MFC at all meetings of the SFA, SWF, SWPL and any other relevant events as required.

- Attend MFC club board meetings as required.

Skills Required:

A dynamic, confident communicator whilst able to adapt style and approach as and when required and also able to engage with businesses, coaches and players.

Attention to detail and excellent organisational skills are required along with a conscientious approach to all areas of work.

Flexible approach to work with a proven commitment to teamwork; and Knowledge of safeguarding children and/or vulnerable groups.

Knowledge/Experience Required:

- To have worked with female elite players.

- Have knowledge of player development within the female game.

- Have knowledge and multiple player links for enhancing player recruitment and youth development.


- UEFA Pro Licence (desirable, but not essential)

- UEFA A Licence (Essential)

- SFA's Children's Wellbeing in Scottish Football

- SFA's Mental Health in Scottish Football

PVG Check - Yes (Enhanced)

The advert is a guide only and should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the organisation.

How to Apply:

Due to high levels of interest, this post may close early so early application is advised, otherwise the closing date for this role is 5pm on Friday 16th April 2021. Please apply with a CV and covering letter through the Sport Careers Agency website.

Equality and Diversity:

Motherwell FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Safer Recruitment:

Motherwell FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. The job holder will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.

Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunities

Motherwell FC is committed to eliminating discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or ability and to encourage equal opportunities.

Please note that to apply for this job with our client you must first sign in to your Sport Careers member account.

If you're not already a member of Sport Careers you can create a FREE member account now.

Unsolicited applications to our client for this job role, outwith our approved application process, are likely to be ignored.

Use your social media logins to access your Sport Careers Agency account.

Or click here to complete our online registration form.