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Vacancy | Lead Youth Development Phase Coach

31 May 2022

Club News

Vacancy | Lead Youth Development Phase Coach

31 May 2022

Shrewsbury Town is recruiting a Lead Youth Development Phase Coach to work within the Club's academy.

VACANT ROLE: Shrewsbury Town Lead Youth Development Phase Coach

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: 01/07/2021 (Please note that suitable candidates will be interviewed as they apply, if we deem a candidate suitable for the role, we will close the position before the closing date)

Vacancy Details:

An exciting new opportunity has arisen within our Academy. We are looking for a hardworking individual to undertake the Lead Youth Development Phase role and join our Academy Coaching Department.

We are looking for experienced, dynamic, and innovative individuals, who will be responsible for working as part of our coaching team to primarily support the Under-12s to Under-16s with the vision of producing players for our first team. They will also support the Under-18s when required. Moreover, the coach will support the Academy Director, Academy Manager, Head of Coaching and Head of Recruitment with all relevant matters when required.

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 sessions. They will also be required to liaise with other full-time and part-time staff, as well as ensure all coaches within their phase complete all off-pitch activities to deadlines. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a desire and enthusiasm for their own development.


  • UEFA A Licence (minimum requirement)
  • FA Advanced Youth Award
  • Knowledge and understanding of the EPPP process
  • Extensive coaching experience at a relevant level
  • Extremely Organised and able to manage numerous age groups
  • Experience and knowledge of the PMA
  • Valid FA Licence Coaches Club Membership
  • Clean UK Driving Licence
  • DBS Undertaken
  • FA Safeguarding Qualification


  • UEFA Pro Licence
  • A teaching qualification
  • BSc in a sport-related subject
  • Previous experience of the Audit process in Academies
  • Extensive experience in working across all levels in the professional game
  • Professional playing experience
  • Professional playing experience
  • Excellent Computer Literacy

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 toward 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 Assistant Academy Manager / Head of Operations:

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


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