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Head of Academy Coaching

4 weeks ago

Gillingham FC

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Job Description

The role is to assist in the development of the Academy coaches at Gillingham F.C via a sustainable system and approach to coach development. It is a role that is working with coaches, rather than working with players and the applicant should recognise this important distinction. The successful applicant will also need to commit to a program of self-development that will include 100% attendance on the EHOC (Elite Head of Coaching) course that will be in the region of 15-20 days per year for the 1st 3 years.

The main elements of the role are as follows:

  • To manage the development of all Academy Coaches

  • To take ownership of and to ensure that the Academy’s Coaching Programme is delivered consistently throughout the Development Phases in line with the playing and coaching philosophy of the Academy.

  • Provide coaching support when required in the Professional, Youth and Foundation Development Phases including the development and presentation of club CPD events

  • To complete and keep up to date the relevant and required administration including the PMA

  • To implement a club specific ‘Coach Competency Framework’ (CCF)

Key Responsibilities

  • To deliver a comprehensive Coaching Development Plan for all coaches including a clear and up to-date Training Needs Analysis (TNA) of every coach’s current and required level of performance.

  • Ensure every coach has a personalised Development Action Plan (DAP) that fulfils their individual needs. Work with coaches on a 1:1 basis

  • Ensure that all coaching staff hold and are up-to-date in regards to their qualifications and CPD relevant to their role in the Academy

  • When required to offer coaching support within the three Academy Development Phases

  • To manage and maintain the ‘Coach Competency Framework’

  • To undertake self-development to ensure that knowledge in regards to coaching and coach development is kept up-to-date including qualifications and CPD

  • To build good relationships with all Academy and Club staff

  • To attend all relevant Academy and club meetings including The Academy Technical Board and Academy Management Team meetings.

  • To attend relevant external meetings including EFL, LFE, Premier League and FA meetings

  • To complete and be up-to-date with all administrative aspects of the role including the PMA

  • Ensure that Academy coaches are working effectively as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT)


  • UEFA A Licence essential, AYA and EFAiF qualifications desirable

Job Detail

Job TypeHead of Academy Coaching
QualificationsUEFA A


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