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County Coach Developer (Durham)

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Full Time, Fixed term contract – full time


  • 15th December 2019
  • Fixed Term contract until 31st July 2021



    Leave your legacy on English football by being part of the creation and implementation of a world class education environment.

    The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England and has the responsibility to promote and develop the game at all levels from grass roots through to the professional game, The FA Cup and the England International team.

    Creating winning England Teams requires a coaching workforce with access to a world class education system. The education and development of coaches plays a pivotal role in ensuring The FA is successful in its implementation of the England DNA coaching philosophy.

    The County Coach Developers area a team of coach educators working at grassroots level in line with The FA Education plan, who provide world leading coaching qualifications and CPD for the grassroots coaching workforce including but not exclusive to Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3.



    As a County Coach Developer you will be responsible for supporting the successful delivery of The FA Coaching Strategy across the National Game, by supporting the development of creative coaches who are excellent teachers of the game. You will be expected to support the delivery of coach education and coach development opportunities in the county for a minimum of 140 days a year.

    This position will be based within Durham FA

    Your role will include;

    • Develop, mentor and support a team of FA Affiliate Tutors
    • Support allocated CFA to devise and deliver a Coach Education and Coach Development programme to support coaches and teachers in the National Game
    • Develop appropriate coaching resources
    • Ensure that coaches and players are introduced to the skill development value of Futsal
    • Ensure that coaches are introduced to the England DNA and promote FA coaching, teaching and learning philosophies
    • Develop and deliver in service programme of CPD for coaches, clubs and leagues
    • Support as required to regional/national Coach Development programme
    • Support the FA mentoring programme



    You must possess the following;

    • UEFA B Coaching Licence,
    • FA Coach Educator at Level 1/Level 2 & UEFA B
    • Understanding of FA LTPD-4 corner model
    • Complete understanding of FA DNA, coaching and learning philosophies
    • Sensitive to development needs of adult learners
    • Experience of Grassroots Football
    • Experience in Player Development
    • Experience in Coach Education and Coach Development
    • Team/Player Coaching experience
    • Experience of developing young Player/Coach –related programme
    • Modern, progressive approach to coaching and learning
    • Ability to develop, prioritise, evaluate work programme to best meet the FA group objectives
    • Modern, progressive approach to coaching and learning

    In addition the following would also be desirable;


    • Qualifications and/or experience in a child related profession


    • Experience of working with and maintaining effective working relationships with County FAs, Coaches, Schools, Clubs and key stakeholders


    • Experience of mentoring coaches


    • FA Youth Award holder


    • Ability to work with coaches in line with UEFA/FA syllabi

    The role is full time, with an initial fixed term contract through until 31st July 2021. The position will be home based. A competitive salary, attractive benefits and a job need car are on offer for the right candidate.

    Interviews to be held on Thursday 9th January 2020.

    The successful candidate will undergo a screening process that will include a DBS Enhanced Criminal Records Check.

    Please note we will be unable to provide feedback on your application, however feedback may be requested if unsuccessful at interview stage.

    The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter

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