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Vacancy: Lead Foundation Phase Coach

20 May 2022

Club News

Vacancy: Lead Foundation Phase Coach

20 May 2022

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

VACANT ROLE: Shrewsbury Town Lead Foundation 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: Friday 27th May (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 hardworking Lead Foundation Phase 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 Foundation Phase age groups (leading one of the age groups) 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 Foundation Phase 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 an 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 (minimum requirement)
  • Knowledge and understanding of EPPP
  • Knowledge and understanding of PMA
  • Valid FA Licence Coaches Club Membership
  • FA Safeguarding Qualification
  • Clean UK Driving Licence
  • Enhanced DBS Check Undertaken


  • UEFA A Licence 
  • Degree in a sport-related subject
  • Teaching qualification
  • Experience in the audit process in Academies
  • Experience in managing staff 
  • Excellent computer literacy 
  • Experience in performance analysis 

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 the Head of Academy Operations:

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


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