Lead Professional Development Phase Coach (U18)

Middlesbrough FC

Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom

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We are looking to recruit a Full Time Lead Professional Development Phase Coach (U18) to work in our EPPP category 1 Academy.

Job Role Summary

Job TitleLead Professional Development Phase Coach (U18)
LocationMiddlesbrough, England, United Kingdom, Europe
FunctionCoaching & PerformanceAcademy
Employment TermsPermanent, Full Time
Closing DateClosing date and time for applications passed

Job Role Details

The main purpose of the role is to develop elite players across the Club's Professional Development Phase player pathway and prepare them technically, tactically physically, psychologically and socially to an appropriate level for their age and stage of development within the Club's elite coaching programme. The role will involve delivering sessions that cater for both team and individual needs, reflecting the Club's coaching philosophy at all times, as directed by the Academy Head of Coaching and Academy Manager.


- Co-ordinating and supporting up to 4 multi-disciplinary staff.

- Planning, delivering and reviewing a variety of coaching sessions to both individuals and groups, supporting players in the creation of individual learning plans and using these to influence practice design and delivery.

- Recording all aspects of player development on the PMA (Performance Management Application).

- Communicating with parents through the ongoing review process of players and via attendance at parents' evenings.

- Working closely with other departments who form the multi-disciplinary team in order to determine individual and team requirements in particular age groups and to lead meetings on the progress of players.

- Ensuring the requirements of our EPPP Category 1 status are met.

- Maintaining attendance at Academy training sessions and home and away fixtures.


- Have experience of working within an elite coaching programme.

- Have experience of working with youth players within a professional football club environment.

- Have knowledge of adolescent brain development.

- Be familiar with current regulations and protocols relating to safeguarding.

- Hold a UEFA A Licence (Level 4).

- Hold Age-Appropriate FA Certification (Modules 1, 2, 3).

- Hold an FA Advanced Youth Award.

- Hold a BFAS (Basic First Aid for Sport) qualification.

- Demonstrate proven people skills with the ability to provide clear leadership.

- Demonstrate the ability to solve problems and make sound decisions within a timely manner.

- Adopt a pro-active approach.

- Demonstrate attention to detail in order to achieve optimum performance of all players.

- Have a flexible approach to working hours to facilitate meeting the demands of this full-time role.

- Be eligible to work in the UK.

The salary for the role will be discussed with shortlisted candidates.

This post falls within the scope of 'regulated activity' and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not 'protected' as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975.

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