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Vacancy: Academy casual coach (Foundation phase)


AFC Bournemouth AFC Bournemouth

We are recruiting for an academy casual coach (foundation phase) to join us at AFC Bournemouth.

Title: Academy Casual Coach (Foundation Phase)
Reports to: Foundation Phase Lead Coach
Location: Bournemouth/Poole (Canford Park Arena, BH21 3AP)
Contract Type: Casual 22/23 Season    
Hours: Casual (Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday evenings & Sundays)
Pay: Tier 1 - £40 Training & £60 Game/Double Session
Tier 2 - £30 Training & £50 Game/Double Session
Tier 3 - £20 Training & £40 Game/Double Session

About AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth is a family and community club. We strive to deliver a professional, friendly and welcoming approach in all areas of the club. We pride ourselves on hard work, passion and togetherness.

Main Duties

To assist managing and coaching an age group (U9-12) squad, working within the AFCB Academy Philosophy. This role will require evening work (Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday), and weekend fixtures both home & away

  • Assist delivering age-appropriate coaching sessions that are well structured ensuring they adhere to the AFC Bournemouth Academy Philosophy.
  • In the absence of the Age Group Coach, to efficiently prepare a session plan before each coaching session ensuring you adhere to the AFC Bournemouth Philosophy.
  • On matchdays, to assist managing your team and in the absence of the Age Group Coach, manage your team in a calm and professional manner following the AFC Bournemouth matchday protocol.
  • Responsible for logging coaching sessions & evaluation sheets onto Academy PMA system and Academy Soccer Coach.
  • Complete and compile match reports including player feedback, registers, and minutes on the pitch. This will then need to be recorded onto the PMA system.
  • Responsible for the welfare of the children whilst they are in your care.
  • Display enthusiasm and energy that will encourage the players in a positive manner.
  • Communicate with other AFCB Academy staff in a professional manner.
  • Attend AFC Bournemouth Academy In-service days and FA CPD sessions (maximum four per season).
  • Attend player reviews 3-4 times a season including the end of year review at the Vitality Stadium with your age group players and parents.
  • Abide by the AFCB Code of Conduct for Coaches.
  • As a casual worker you must adhere to the club’s safeguarding policies and procedures and are committed to our safeguarding values, creating a safe and positive environment for all those who interact with the club.
  • Obligation to adhere to the club’s health and safety policy and procedures.
  • Actively promote the club’s equality policies and practices to ensure a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment for everyone engaged with the club.

Required qualifications

  • UEFA B License
  • FA Youth Award
  • FA Safeguarding Children
  • EFAiF (Emergency First Aid in Football

Person specification

The Club’s values are at the core of its staff behaviour and how they approach everything they do, therefore we are looking for someone is honest, inclusive, kind, hardworking, loyal, and respectful.

How to Apply

To apply, please email CV & Covering Letter to [email protected] by Sunday 3rd July 2022 at 23:59.

AFC Bournemouth is an equal opportunities employer and ensures that staff and volunteers are able to achieve their full potential. AFC Bournemouth values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community (Equality Act 2010).

We actively encourage applications from women, and individuals from ethnically diverse communities.

For further information on accessibility within the stadium please click here.

AFC Bournemouth is committed to protecting all children, young persons, and adults at risk in its care or attending its premises and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. 

For all positions where a DBS check is required, an offer of employment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory disclosure at the appropriate level.

Any and all potential agreements, relationships or commitments that could be considered a conflict of interest should be disclosed upon application to this vacancy by emailing [email protected]. You will also be asked whether you have any conflicts to disclose upon receipt of your application.

Satisfactory references will be required for all positions, your eligibility to work with the club will be subject to receiving appropriate referencing.

We strive to create a positive and safe environment and ensure all who interact with the club feel safe, protected, and heard.

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