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VACANCY | Youth Development Phase transition coach

21 January 2022

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Club Doncaster is the brand that connects Doncaster’s elite sports teams. We also manage the delivery of events at Doncaster’s Eco-Power Stadium, and associated Elite Performance Centre, Sports Village, Foundation, Sports College, and Impact Programmes.

We are more than just a sports club, we use every day as a chance to improve people’s lives, through all levels of elite sport and community engagement and education.  

We are proud at Club Doncaster to ensure that we always seek to be best in class at every area of the organisation on a daily basis. By recruiting people who demonstrate integrity, compassion, pride, honesty and a desire to continuously improve themselves and those around them, we can make sure that we are always moving forward and making a difference in all levels of our work. 

Following the promotion of the post holder, we are looking to recruit a transition coach, specifically focusing on the U16 team, but with strong links to the U18 team, and the journey of our youth development players as they take their journey into full time football. This post is a part time permanent contract.  

The successful candidate should have a demonstrable and evidential track record of coaching youth and academy players, preferably within the latter stages of coaching in the youth development phase in an elite environment. The ability to quickly develop professional relationships and ensure effective and smooth transition for players in a key stage of their footballing journey.  

Applicants should possess a UEFA A, and FA advanced Youth Award outfield coaching qualifications. Applicants via CV should be able to demonstrate within their application and at interview how they have managed players and game situations within the youth elite game, and how they have incorporated all areas of the multi-disciplinary team into youth development programmes.

Reporting to the Head of Coaching, alongside the Head of Youth Development Phase, the person will be in place after a period of transition, ensuring that player development and the 2022 / 2023 season is planned to give players the best possible experience to grow and develop their professional journey.

Please be aware that a criminal disclosure and identity check will be carried out on the successful applicant prior to any offer of employment, in line with Club Doncaster’s safeguarding culture and procedures.  

Club Doncaster is also committed to ensuring the highest standards of safeguarding, we are an equal opportunities employer and is keen to hear from all persons who feel that this would be the right role for them.  

If you would like to apply for the role, please submit a full CV, with detailed experience, and covering letter demonstrating clearly your experience in line with the person specification to Kirsty Cavanagh Head of People & Culture at kirsty.cavanagh@clubdoncaster.co.uk   

Closing date for applications February Friday 25 2022  at 17:00 

Please note Club Doncaster reserve the right to close the post on an earlier date should the volume of expectations deem it necessary.


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