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VACANCIES | Goalkeeping coaches

31 March 2022

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

1 x full time based within the Doncaster Rovers Academy

1 x part time based within Elite Football (Male & Female)

1 x part time based within Doncaster Belles Senior Team

Club Doncaster is more than just a sports club and the company aim to improve people’s lives, through all levels of elite sport, community engagement, and education every day.

We are proud at Club Doncaster to ensure we always strive to lead the field in every area of the organisation. 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.

We have been working away from the pitch to grow and develop the goalkeeping department, and following the formulation of a new structure we are pleased to announce the following new roles within the Elite Football department.

Academy goalkeeping coach full time

This is a new role created to support the Head of Club Doncaster Goalkeeping with all aspects of male youth development.

The successful person will be responsible for developing and delivering the programme across all ages of the academy, but with a specific  focus on 12-17 age bracket delivering and planning sessions across the week to have an impact on the goalkeeping sessions of all age groups.

The successful candidate should have possess UEFA B GK, and outfield qualifications, and previous experience working within an EPL/EFL Academy setting.

Elite youth goalkeeping coach part time

This role has been created to dually support the male and female elite programmes that operate across Club Doncaster.

The successful person will be responsible for the delivery of goalkeeping sessions at aged 9-12, and take a lead role on the development and goalkeeping support within the Doncaster Belles Regional Talent Centre Programme.

The role will work across evenings and weekends to deliver sessions, and candidates should have a keen interest in player development and the progression of players through the elite systems in place.

Candidates should possess their UEFA B qualification, and have some demonstrably experience in delivering sessions to children and young people identified for elite pathways.  

First team goalkeeper coach – Doncaster Rovers Belles

This role has been created to support the senior female team for one session per week and match day support.

The person will be responsible for the planning and delivery of sessions to the senior goalkeeping unit, and liaise with the football management team around game plans, match day activities and the role of the goalkeeper during sectors of play.

Candidates should possess significant experience in coaching females within the elite football pyramid, and have a minimum of a level II coaching qualification.

In all roles, successful applicants will be required to plan, record, review and implement coaching sessions that complement the coaching programme, this will include the attendance at a nominated training session during the week at Doncaster, and attendance at games.

Essential

  • Coaching Qualifications aligned to role – please see above for individual requirements
  • Specific experience working within an elite GK role
  • Prior experience of working within player development environments
  • Basic First Aid for Sport
  • Valid Safeguarding Certificates
  • An understanding of elite sports environment and the ability to support parents and players during positive and testing times

Skills

  • Good communication/listening skills
  • Organisational skills
  • IT literacy
  • Flexible approach and good time management skills

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 are 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, and covering letter demonstrating clearly your experience in line with the person specification to head of people and culture Kirsty Cavanagh at kirsty.cavanagh@clubdoncaster.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Monday, April 25. 


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