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Player Development Coach

1 month ago

Watford FC

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Job Description

Summary of Your Role

Are you a passionate team player who wants to make a positive difference through football? Look no further and apply to join our Player Development team to deliver on one of Player Development Centres across Hertfordshire & Harrow. You will be key to educating & developing young people around how to develop as a footballer & as a person.

Your Roles and Responsibilities, but Not Limited To

  • Providing high quality football delivery to local ‘advanced’ grassroots football players in line with projects values and structure.

  • Ensuring that coaching sessions delivered are in line with the FA Four Corner Model & our PDC / Skill Centres coaching syllabus.

  • Ensuring you tailor your coaching approach / style to fit the individual needs for each player.

  • Ensuring the team provides high quality provision to all players.

  • Liaising with the Player Development Manager to build new & existing relationships with local grassroots football clubs and/or players.

You Must Have

  • Minimum Level 1 / Introduction to Football Coaching.

  • Goalkeeper Coaches: Minimum Level 1 / Introduction to Football Coaching & Level 1 in Goalkeeper coaching

  • In-date First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications

  • Experience in delivering age-appropriate football sessions, with an individualistic approach to improve the players ability across the FA Four Corners.

  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Good organisational and problem-solving skills

  • Due to the demands of the role, you will need to have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle.

  • Flexible approach to working evenings, weekends, and commitment to fixtures during half terms

  • Understanding of the Trust commitment to EDI & Safeguarding

You Ideally Would Have

  • Level 2 / UEFA C or UEFA B (L3) Certificate in Coaching Football or working towards.

  • Goalkeeper Coaches: Level 2 / UEFA C & Level 2 in Goalkeeper Coaching or working towards.

  • Experience of delivering high quality football sessions to ‘advanced’ Grassroots players.

  • Experience of working within a Community Club Organisation

About Us

Watford Football Club’s Community Sports and Education Trust is a registered charity that has been proudly supporting people and communities for over thirty years, as originally established by Graham Taylor OBE and Sir Elton John. We continue this legacy today by engaging people of all ages and backgrounds through high-quality community-based initiatives and services.

Our Vision: Improving lives, enhancing communities.

Our Mission: Making a positive difference for all through sport, physical activity, and learning.

Our Values: To be honest, reliable, and trustworthy – Integrity.  To be inclusive in all our decision-making – Inclusivity. To be bold and creative in the way we work – Innovation.

Our Culture: We are a values-based and vision-driven charity, who put our people and our beneficiaries at the heart of everything we do and why we do it.

Benefits of Working for Us

  • Chance to join an award-winning charity and work alongside a high-quality delivery team, determined to use the positive power of sport, physical activity and learning for social good.

  • Opportunity to benefit from a range of training and development opportunities

  • Friendly working environment

  • Employee Assistant Programme

  • Flexible working environment

  • Investors in People accreditation

  • Staff kit

Our Commitment to You

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI):

We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic working environment by building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


We provide a safe and secure environment for all.  We believe Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & adults is everyone responsibility.  Everyone in the organisation has a role to play, to ensure that Trust policies, procedures and practices in regard to safeguarding are followed.

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Job TypeSessional
SalaryBased on Experience


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