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Vacancy: Head of Academy Goalkeeping

26 July 2021


Vacancy: Head of Academy Goalkeeping

26 July 2021

Shrewsbury Town Football Club seeks Head of Academy Goalkeeping.

Organisation: Shrewsbury Town Football Club

Hours of work: Full Time (evenings and weekends)

Salary: Competitive

Location:  Sundorne Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 4RQ

Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate has been appointed

Vacancy Details:

An exciting new opportunity has arisen within our Academy. We are looking for a hard-working Head of Academy Goalkeeping Coach to join our Academy Coaching Department. We are looking for experienced, dynamic and innovative individual’s, who will be responsible for working as part of our coaching team to deliver Goalkeeping specific provisions across the U9 – U18 age groups.

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. 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 demonstrate a desire and enthusiasm for their own development.




UEFA B Goalkeeping Licence (minimum requirement)

UEFA A Goalkeeping Licence

Extensive experience of developing goalkeepers

A teaching qualification

Knowledge and understanding of the EPPP process

BSc in a sport-related subject

Valid FA Licence Coaches Club Membership

Previous experience of Audit process in Academies

FA Safeguarding Qualification

Extensive experience of working across all levels in the professional game


Professional playing experience

Clean UK Driving Licence


DBS 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 Employee’s 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 STFC Academy Head of Coach Development:

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



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