The role of the Regional Talent Club (RTC) foundation phase coach is to plan, prepare and deliver practical football sessions in line with the BCFC player development programme and the FA the four-corner model. In addition to this the role also includes match day player selection and team management as part of the FA RTC fixture schedule.
The RTC foundation phase coach will also play a role in player identification and recruitment, working alongside the Technical Director and Head of Youth Development and in line with the BCFC scouting/recruitment strategy.
This coaching and player management roles sits within the team of staff within the BCFC RTC and
requires the ability to work closely and productively with the other coaching and support staff within the club.
Ability to accommodate flexible working hours including evening and weekends.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Ensure compliance with all the Policies and Procedures contained within the Staff Handbook, paying particular regard to the Equal Opportunities Policy and Health & Safety Policy and procedures at all times.
- Present at home and away games.
- Attendance at all RTC training sessions each week.
- Implementing a training programme in line with LTPD guidelines
- Ensure high standards of coaching delivery
- High quality session planning, record keeping and reporting
- Close working with the Technical Director, Sports Science and Medical teams to ensure a joined up approach to young player development and rehabilitation
- Adhere to the BCFC and FA standards for safeguarding children
- Systematically monitor and evaluate player performance
- Provision of performance reports for all players and parents/carers.
- Support the development of the age group assistant coach
- Attendance at FA and BCFC staff training as appropriate
- Any other duties as deemed necessary by your Line Manager or Head of Department
- FA DBS
- FA Emergency Aid
- FA Certificate in Safeguarding Children
- FA Level 2
- FA Youth Modules 1 & 2
- UEFA B Licence (FA Level 3)
- FA Youth Module 3
Skills & Abilities
- Ability to communicate as part of a team effectively, using a variety of communication tools (verbal, written, digital) ensuring clarity of information.
- Ability to work within timescales & under pressure, with an attention to detail & accuracy.
- PC proficient.
- Positive approach to team work and respect for others.
- Understanding of the FA Girls & Women’s Player Pathway.
- Knowledge and understanding of working with female footballers.
- Previous experience of working at an elite sport level.
- Ability to organise and prioritise own workload.
- Must adhere to confidentiality and data protection procedures at all times
- Ability to communicate appropriately with all ages and remain professional
- Enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible and proactive approach to workload
- Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays
- Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.
Only applicants that demonstrate within their application that they meet the above criteria will be considered for the role.
Under the Disclosure and Barring Service and in accordance with the Club’s own rules regarding Safeguarding the post-holder will be required to meet minimum criteria regarding Safeguarding and a Disclosure and Barring Check will be required in this post. Exceptions Order to Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 applies.