Department: Birmingham City Women FC: Regional Talent Club
Term: Self Employed
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Hours of work: Monday (2 Hours), Thursday (2 Hours), Match Day
Application Closing Date: 24/08/2021
The role of the Regional Talent Club (RTC) Support 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. The role with require the successful candidate to provide assistance to the Lead coaches across two age groups, and to link the pathway between both age groups. The Support Coach will at times lead sessions but will place a high importance on supporting individuals with their IDP’s. They will also support and facilitate the delivery of the Lead Coach, enhancing the delivery of session content.
The RTC Support Coach will also play a role in player identification and recruitment, working alongside the RTC Centre Manager and Technical Director in line with the BCFC scouting and recruitment strategy.
This coaching and player development role sits within the BCFC RTC coaching team and requires the ability to work closely and productively with colleagues and support staff.
Ability to accommodate flexible working hours including evening and weekends.
- 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 matches.
- Attendance at all RTC training sessions each week.
- Supporting the delivery of the 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 Centre Manager, Technical Director, Age Group Coaches, Sports Science, Sports Psychology and Medical teams to ensure a joined up approach to child development and rehabilitation.
- Adhere to the BCFC and FA standards for safeguarding children.
- Systematically monitor and evaluate player performance.
- Work collaboratively with Lead Coaches across age groups within remit.
- Attendance at FA and BCFC staff training as appropriate.
- Any other duties as deemed necessary by your Centre Manager and Technical Director.
- FA DBS.
- FA Emergency Aid.
- FA Certificate in Safeguarding Children.
- FA Level 2.
- FA Youth Modules 1 & 2.
- Understanding of child development.
- UEFA B Licence (FA Level 3).
- FA Youth Module 3.
- Sport or Child development related Degree.
- Experience in coaching other sports as well as football.
Skills & Abilities
- Understanding of the FA Girls & Women’s Player Pathway.
- Knowledge and understanding of working with female footballers.
- Previous experience of working with children and managing those striving to keep up and those forging ahead.
- 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.
This role is regarded as a ‘Regulated Activity’ and is therefore subject to an Enhanced DBS check, (previously a CRB check) which includes the barred list for working with children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
Birmingham City FC is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.