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Job Vacancy: Part Time Academy Coach

14 August 2014

Job Title:
Part Time Rochdale AFC Academy Coach

Responsible to:
Academy Manager / Head of Coaching / Youth Development Phase Coach

Summary of the Role:
Following the recent success of their Elite Player Performance Plan Category 3 status, Rochdale Football Club is looking to appoint a committed and qualified coach to work in their Academy Youth Development department on a part-time basis. The role will include working in the evenings and at weekends.

To be discussed at interview.

Main Roles and Responsibilities
•    Developing Academy players
•    Planning, delivering, evaluating and recording coaching sessions
•    Delivering age appropriate coaching sessions to meet the needs of the players
•    Monitoring individual and team performance within training and games

The successful applicants will need:
•    UEFA B Coaching Qualification (Please do not apply if you haven’t received certification)
•    FA Youth Award Modules 1-3 (or working towards)
•    Current FA CRB check, FA Emergency Aid, FA Safeguarding Children and FA Licensed Coaches Club membership

Knowledge and Experience
•    Background within football
•    Knowledge of development and session planning
•    Knowledge of the Elite Player Performance Plan
•    Experience of Coaching in an Academy/Centre of Excellence
Personal Specification
•    A desire to pursue a career in the football industry.
•    Committed, enthusiastic and highly motivated, showing a passion for developing players.
•    Ability to work as part of a team.
•    A positive and professional attitude and the ability to work with a range of individuals.
•    Successful applicants will be subject to enhanced CRB clearance prior to taking the job role.
•    Computer literate.
Please send a current CV and covering letter to Tony Ellis, Academy Manager, Rochdale Football Club, Spotland Stadium, Sandy Lane, Rochdale, OL11 5DR or an email to

Closing date for applications 29th August 2014.

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