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Vacancy: Part Time Academy Coach

18 July 2016

Vacancy: Part Time Academy Coach

Department(s): Academy Coaching

Salary & Hours: £25.00 per session + weekly expenses – Tuesday & Thursday evenings (times TBC) & Sunday mornings

Rochdale AFC Academy is currently the Number 1 Academy for Productivity in the EPPP Category 3, across the country. It is Number 12 across the whole of the 92 Professional football clubs. (Source: Premier League)

Summary of the Role:

Rochdale AFC Academy are looking to recruit an Academy Coach who will be able to deliver the Club & Academy Football Philosophy and age specific coaching programmes as part of the Academy’s Coaching strategy, to Academy Players.

An exciting opportunity exists for highly motivated and enthusiastic coach to become a member of the Coaching department at Rochdale AFC Academy. The successful candidate will contribute to the maintenance and development of a high performance environment at the Academy. The role will work with other key stakeholders including Talent ID, Sport Science and Medical colleagues covering all aspects of player performance. 

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/DBS 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/DBS 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: 5th August 2016 

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