Vacancy: Professional Player to Coach Scheme
The Argyle Academy has a vacancy for someone to join the club as part of the Professional Player to Coach Scheme.
The Professional Player to Coach Scheme will provide a 23-month fixed-term employment opportunity and development programme for the successful candidate. Argyle will act as the ‘base’ of employment and the individual will work across a variety of football functions within the club in order to broaden their learning experience.
Plymouth Argyle Football Club, in partnership with the Premier League, PFA and EFL, aim to identify a high potential coach so that, after the Scheme, they remain highly employable within the professional game. Simultaneously, the Premier League, PFA and EFL want to be able to recognise and support clubs involved in the scheme as inclusion and diversity role models.
The fixed-term employment opportunity will include coaching and observation across the Academy, including multi-disciplinary teams. Successful applicants will enter the Premier League’s Coach Development Programme which is accredited by Leeds Beckett University. Upon successful completion of the programme, coaches will receive a Diploma in Higher Education in Professional Football Coaching. The development programme includes mentoring, workshops, peer learning, projects and FA/UEFA qualifications dependent on need.
The successful candidate will be a PFA member who should have professional playing experience and no previous experience of full-time coaching in the Premier League or EFL.
First-team playing experience and experience at coaching a team on a regular basis would be desirable, but not essential.