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VACANT ROLE: Lead Pre-Academy Coach

12 August 2021


VACANT ROLE: Lead Pre-Academy Coach

12 August 2021

Organisation: Shrewsbury Town Football Club
Hours of work: Part-Time (evenings and weekends)
Salary: Competitive
Location: Shrewsbury
Closing Date: Friday 27th August (please note that due to the urgency of filling this vacancy, suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply, and the role will be closed as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced).

Vacancy Details:

An exciting new opportunity has arisen within our Academy. We are looking for a hard-working Lead Pre-Academy coach to join our Academy Coaching Department. We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and innovative individuals, who will be responsible for working as part of our coaching team to primarily support the Pre-Academy age groups (U7/U8) with the vision of producing players for our first team.

The successful candidate will plan, deliver and review coaching sessions in line with our playing and coaching philosophies. Manage and support the players alongside a co-coach during fixtures and training sessions. Manage and lead the staff within the Pre-Academy age groups, ensuring alignment and the staff are following the Academy curriculum and fulfilling their responsibilities. As well, they will need to be comfortable having input within CPD events. They will also be required to liaise with other Full-Time and Part-Time staff as well as complete all off-pitch activities to deadlines. Ideal candidates will also demonstrate a desire and enthusiasm for their own development.



UEFA B Licence (minimum requirement)

FA Advanced Youth Award

Previous coaching experience with relevant ages

Degree in a sport-related subject

Valid FA Licence Coaches Club Membership

Teaching qualification

FA Safeguarding Qualification

Experience in managing staff


Excellent computer literacy

Clean UK Driving Licence


Enhanced DBS Check Undertaken


Academy Safeguarding Statement

Shrewsbury Town Academy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as proof of right to work in the UK.

Academy Equality and Diversity Statement

Shrewsbury Town Academy is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. We are dedicated to ensuring that there is no prejudice or discrimination in any form, at any time.

General Information

Shrewsbury Town Academy Employees must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to Shrewsbury Town Academy’s policies and procedures in particular Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act.

Shrewsbury Town Academy employees must act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are in their care or attending the Academy’s premises. The Employee must report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the Designated Safeguarding Officer.

Shrewsbury Town Academy employees must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations amongst Employees and customers. 

The above Job Advert is not intended to be exhaustive; the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of Shrewsbury Town Academy and the Job Description will be available to the successful candidate.

Application process

To apply for this role you should send a copy of your full and up to date your CV (including contact details for two references) and a Cover Letter stating your previous experience and suitability for the role to Charlie Musselwhite:

If you have any further questions about the role, please feel free to ask Charlie Musselwhite via his email.


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