Under-18 Head Coach

THE Argyle Academy is looking to recruit a full-time Under-18s Head Coach.

The chosen candidate will work collaboratively with the Director of Football, First-Team Manager and Academy Manager, and provide updates on the players’ progress.

The club are developing a new strategy and playing philosophy that will be disseminated through the club from Academy to the first-team – this is an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking coach to join our Category 3 Academy.

This is a key role in the development of the Academy and the primary focus will be to develop and educate the Under-18 players on a daily basis. It is critical that the successful applicant understands the FA / EFL and Premier League rules, as well as developing players across the FA’s 4 corner model; Technical, Tactical, Physical, Psychological / Social – establishing an individual learning plan for each player in line with the club’s review process as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Plymouth Argyle Football Club has strong values and any successful applicant must demonstrate those values through their behaviours and will ensure their team and the players also understand and adhere to those values.

Applicants must have a strong work ethic, ability to work flexibly and independently, and have a working knowledge of a professional football Academy. Candidates must hold the UEFA A License, Advanced Youth Award and have attended the FA safeguarding workshop.

We are also looking for experience within a professional football club and in a busy and fast-paced environment, together with experience of player development and an ability to lead a team.

If you think this is the role for you, please contact Academy Manager Phil Stokes for a copy of the job description before submitting a CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria we are looking for and why you would be a good candidate.

Contact details: phil.stokes@pafc.co.uk  
Applications to be received by midday on Thursday, December 5.
Salary: £28-31K (depending on qualifications and experience)

Plymouth Argyle Football Club is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, age or any other protected characteristic.

Plymouth Argyle Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all participants on our programmes and promotes robust policies to ensure that our staff and volunteers adhere to safe practices. The successful candidate will be subject to undertaking an enhanced DBS check and verification of qualifications and experience as well as successful references prior to employment.