Player Development Coach

Location Greater London
Discipline: The Foundation
Job type: New Position
Job ref: 004322
Published: 15 days ago
Expiry date: 20 Dec 2022 23:59

West Ham United Foundation are looking for an enthusiastic member of staff to assist the Player Development Manager at West Ham United Foundation, to ensure quality of the delivery across the pathway, as well as supporting the growth of the Player Pathway in new areas.

 

Key Responsibilities:

-          Work closely with players within the Player Pathway across multiple sites. Leading team training and match days within the Junior                         Premier League.

-          Support the development of coaches within all tiers of the player pathway.

-          Continuously develop the delivery curriculum in line with the core value of the programme and Foundation.

-          Effectively communicate with parents across all programmes, keeping them up to date with their child’s development, fixture                                   opportunities and other programme which the Foundation offers.

-          Be a positive role model for all players engaged within WHU Foundation programmes with a key emphasis on raising players’ aspirations             and improving their outlook on future opportunities both in and out of football.

-          Aid the growth of new centres across Essex and East London.

-          Always relate conversations back to positive outcomes, choices and academic success.

-          Appropriately challenge players who fail to comply and adhere to the club’s expectations, ethos and values.

-          Formulate bespoke action plans and targets for coaches who you specifically work with, and review these on a termly basis.

-          Ensure all activities are delivered safely and are age appropriate.

-          Follow facility protocols and procedures. 

-          Support and deliver across half term programmes where possible.

-          Work collaboratively across all areas of Club and Foundation, within policies, procedures and guidelines.

-          Support the Foundation’s overall aims and objectives, maintaining a high quality of output, in line with Club and Foundation standards.

 
 

Experience / Education / Qualifications 

A minimum UEFA B qualification or equivalent 

Desirable

Experienced in delivering high quality football sessions,

Essential

Experience of working with young people in different settings e.g. Grassroots, Development Centres, Team based programmes

Essential

Working with external partners e.g. local authorities, grassroots clubs, schools.

Desirable

Futsal Qualification

Desirable

Safeguarding and first aid qualification 

Essential

Level 2 Sports coaching qualification outside of football

Desirable

Experience of facilitating sports and physical activity sessions outside of football

Desirable

 
 

Knowledge 

Experience of delivering high quality sessions to mixed young people of ability groups  

Essential

Experience of working with young people from a range of diverse backgrounds

Essential

Demonstrate an understanding of how effectively engage young people across multiple age ranges

Essential

Knowledge and understanding of the principles of football development

Essential

Knowledge and understanding of business development

Desirable

An understanding of the issues and barriers impacting young people

Essential

Demonstrate an understanding of mentoring

Essential

Skills and abilities 

Must be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication / presentation skills, which are culturally competent

Essential   

ICT Literate

Essential

Able to work within a diverse community and draw on individual strengths to promote individual development

Essential

Able to effectively communicate with participants and the public

Essential

Good organisational skills, able to prioritise and work within deadlines

Essential

Commitment to develop and improve own performance and CPD

Essential

Ability to work independently and supervise if required

Essential

Strong commitment to quality service delivery

Essential

Ability to get on with a wide range of people

Essential

Ability to monitor and evaluate programme delivery

Essential

 

Safeguarding:

1. Staff must evidence a commitment to the safety and welfare of children, young people, and adults at risk regardless of their age, gender, language, religion, ethnic background, or sexual identity and ensure the safety and protection of all children, young people and adults at risk taking part in any activity arranged by or in the name of the Club. 

2. It is a requirement for staff to follow the Club’s Safeguarding reporting procedures to report without delay, allegations of abuse, poor practice or which is or may, impact on the welfare of a child, young person, or adult at risk. After contacting and taking guidance from the Safeguarding Team, staff must use the Club’s Child Protection Online Management System (CPOMS) to record the concern within 24 hours unless directed to do otherwise.

3. Ensure implementation of the club’s health & safety, safeguarding, welfare and equality policies to create a safe working environment for all.

 

Equal Opportunities

 

1. To ensure that all departments are provided within an anti-discriminatory framework and take account of such issues as race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion and age.

 

2. To carry out work in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity for both staff and clients.

 

West Ham United staff enjoy generous benefits, including a contributory scheme, 25 days’ leave and life assurance.  You can also take advantage of childcare vouchers, interest-free season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme and our employee wellbeing programme. 

 

We are committed to the principle of equality and equal opportunities in employment and have been accredited with the being Disability Confident Committed.   We will actively promote equality and equal opportunities in our business to ensure that individuals receive treatment that is fair and equitable and consistent with their relevant aptitudes, potential skills and abilities. Employees will be recruited and selected, promoted, and trained on the basis of objective criteria.

 

West Ham United FC is committed to equality and safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Positions that involve working with such groups are subject to safer recruitment protocols, including DBS Disclosure at enhanced level.