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Vacancy | Academy Part-Time GK Coach

7 July 2022

Youth Team

Vacancy | Academy Part-Time GK Coach

7 July 2022


Rochdale AFC were ranked the number 1 Academy for productivity at Category 3 for 2 years in succession. This means that over the 3-year period the Academy produced more home-grown players to play 1st team football than any other club in the country at Category 3, 2nd highest in the English Football League and 3rd highest across the country including the Premier League. (Source: The Premier League)

Role Profile

Rochdale AFC Academy are looking to recruit an Academy GK 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 PDP & YDP Players.

An exciting opportunity exists for a 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.

Rochdale AFC is wholly committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people. We fully expect all of our Board, employees and volunteers to demonstrate and communicate this commitment at all times.

Rochdale AFC accepts its responsibility in the belief that the welfare and protection of children and young people is paramount, therefore our aim is for the golden thread of safeguarding to run through every element of the club’s work.

Rochdale AFC are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability.

Reporting to: Academy Manager

Main Roles and Responsibilities

  • Development of goalkeepers from U9-U18
  • Monitoring of goalkeepers’ performance during games and training
  • Session planning within the goalkeeping development programme
  • Analysis of performance
  • Delivery of high-quality goalkeeping sessions
  • Willing to undertake training around safeguarding in line with Rochdale AFC academy vision towards the safety and wellbeing of young players.

The successful applicants will need:

  • UEFA B Goalkeeping Coaching Qualification (essential)
  • UEFA B Outfield Qualification
  • FA Advanced Youth Award
  • Current FA DBS check, Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football, 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 working in an Academy/Centre of Excellence
  • Coaching at grassroots level

Personal Specification

  • A desire to pursue a career in the football industry.
  • Committed, enthusiastic and highly motivated, showing a passion for developing goalkeepers.
  • 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.

Salary: £15ph

If you meet the qualification criteria and feel you have the relevant experience and evidence to meet the role profile and person specification, then please complete and return the attached application form along with full CV to:

Sarah Ashton
Academy Secretary

Closing date for applications – Tuesday 26th July 2022. Should an adequate number of applications be received prior to the closing date, Rochdale AFC reserve right to remove this advert.

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