Education Manager/Coach
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £30,000 - £32,000
Expires: 13/09/2019 23:59

Job Title:Education Manager/Coach

Department:Education & Player Care / Coaching

Reports to:Head of Education & Player Care / Head of Coaching

Location:Trillion Trophy Training Centre, 300 Redhill Road, Birmingham, B38 9EL

Hours of work:37.5 hours per week


Application Closing Date:

Due to the urgency of filling this vacancy, suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply and the role will be shut down as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced.

General Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate and promote the Academy culture creating an elite environment for the development of young players.
  • Have consistently high standards.
  • Communicate and engage with parents/guardians where appropriate.
  • Attend all professional development events.
  • Actively engage in a fully functioning competency framework and integrated appraisal process.
  • Monitor the well-being of Academy players at all times liaising with the Safeguarding Services Manager.
  • 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.
  • This job description sets out current duties of the post that may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or the level of responsibility.

Education Responsibilities:

  • Manage hybrid school release programme for players aged U12-16.
  • Liaise with players, parents & schools on a regular basis (termly) to develop relationships and foster collaboration between all stakeholders.
  • Track the progress of all players on school release to monitor alignment against academic flight-path.
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, ensure the alignment and integration of the Education department within the wider programme across the whole of the Academy
  • Produce reports to contribute to multi-disciplinary meetings.
  • Coordinate formative and summative assessment data to provide insight to individual and group progressions.
  • Management of part-time school release staff and timetable to maximise productivity and engagement during school release sessions.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and evolution of the APP document / Audit criteria.
  • Ensure that all relevant data is added to, and maintained on the PMA.
  • Implementation of ‘Intervention Strategy’ in collaboration with other stakeholders.
  • Management of U9-16 ‘Life Skills’ programme in coordination with internal stakeholdersand external partners.

Coaching Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of the coaching syllabus for the designated group as per the APP
  • Lead on coaching within training and games for the designated group
  • Promote collaboration in the delivery of the programme
  • To plan, create and evaluate coaching sessions as scheduled in the weekly plan
  • Manage appropraiate playing opportunities for all eligible players
  • Ensure each player within the group has an active ILG
  • Ensure the review process is operated for each player every mesocycle as set out in the APP
  • Monitor and record training/fixture content, objectives, evaluations, time and attendance on the PMA
  • Monitor and evaluation of all the players with the age group for succession planning process
  • Oversee the trialist’s providing suitable evaluation and feedback during the signing/exit policy
  • Ensure appropriate communication of future activities and/or changes (times/dates)
  • Liaison with all departments to enhance a multi-disciplinary process
  • Undertake administrative tasks related to the role as and when required
  • To take responsibility for all resources associated with training and fixtures ensuring the highest possible standards. (kit, bibs, balls, cones and all)

Individual Responsibilities:

  • Work within the Education and Player Care team to lead on the U9-16’s programme.
  • Contribute to the departmental structure to ensure continuity and consistency for all Academy players.
  • To ensure a cohesive structure and link between all key stakeholders in the U9-16’s programme, through excellent communication, organisation and management skills




  • QTS (or equivalent)
  • Educated to degree level or above
  • UEFA ‘B’ Coaching Licence
  • Valid Driving Licence


  • IQA qualification
  • A1 Assessor Award
  • FA Safeguarding
  • Mentoring qualification
  • UEFA ‘A’ Coaching Licence.
  • FA Advanced Youth Award
  • Relevant degree

Technical/Professional Qualifications


  • Teaching & working with young people
  • Experience of working in a secondary school environment
  • Experience of working in the post-16 sector
  • Experience working within an elite setting / Academy system
  • Coaching individuals and teams at Academy level
  • Developing players for the 1st team environment


  • Experience leading a department
  • Experience of working within an elite sporting environment
  • Delivery of the AASE programme
  • Lead coaching role within Academy programme
  • Coaching within the professional development phase
  • Integration of PMA within coaching programme
  • Operating player learning guides

Skills & Abilities


  • Knowledge of the Player Performance Pathway / EPPP
  • Knowledge of the AASE programme
  • Computer literacy (in particular with Microsoft Office)
  • Performance Management Application (PMA)
  • Written and oral skills


  • Working with, and supporting elite athletes
  • IT proficient
  • Able to produce, interpret & analyse data
  • Foreign Language
  • Previous audit experience
  • U18 league programme
  • BCFC Coaching philosophy
  • Provision of feedback to players and staff

Personal Requirements

  • Collaborative
  • Knowledgeable
  • Inspirational
  • Exciting
  • Influential
  • Innovative
  • Uses initiative
  • Good communicator
  • Emotional control

Terms of Appointment

  • 20 days holiday rising by 1 day per year completed up to a maximum of 25 days plus 8 bank holidays
  • 6 months’ probation period

Special Conditions

  • Flexibility with working hours required to meet demands of the role
  • Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Applicants will be required to undertake a DBS check, previously a CRB check.

Birmingham City Football Club prides itself on the support it offers its employees and as such offers a variety of excellent benefits, for example, contributory pension, life assurance 2 x salary, free car parking, free gym membership, two free season tickets and membership to Blues Loyalty Scheme. If you are offered a position with the company your offer letter will clearly set out the benefits to which you are entitled.

Applicants must be able to evidence that they are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Birmingham City FC is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applicants from all sectors of the community.