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Academy Goalkeeping Coach Opportunity

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Wed 5 Jun 2024
Posted in Community

FC Halifax Town is seeking expressions of interest for a part time Academy Goalkeeping Coach to provide high quality coaching to players within the FC Halifax Town Academy programme.

Primarily the role will be responsible for planning and delivering a weekly (evening) goalkeeping session to Foundation Phase and Youth Development Phase aged players.

Depending on the candidate there is potential the role could be developed to include a wider range of coaching work across the Foundation and Academy hence seeking expressions of interest. The post would commence from late August 2024.


β€’ Preferable qualifications: FA Level 1 or 2 in Coaching Goalkeepers or the National Goalkeeping Course, Introduction to Coaching Football course and or working towards UEFA C.
β€’ FA Safeguarding Children workshop completed and First Aid Certificate
β€’ Experience/success working with junior goalkeepers in the Foundation Phase and/or Youth Development Phase.


1. Work closely with the coaching team to ensure the continuous development of all goalkeepers in the Foundation and Youth Development Phases registered with the Club.

2. Plan and deliver weekly sessions in accordance with coaching syllabus and maintain accurate records of training in line with requirements of the Football Club.

3. Create an environment to enhance realistic progress in player development by setting realistic but challenging performance expectations, provides feedback and reinforcement, build confidence.

4. Support GKs with match reviews to monitor performance, progress and areas for improvement, support outfield coaches during termly player development meetings.

5. Support with recruitment and longer-term progression of goalkeepers.

6. Potential to develop the role within our developing Academy and Foundation programme.

7. Ensure that appropriate standards of conduct are complied with at all times. FC Halifax Town is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, staff and volunteers are required to share this commitment.

How to apply:
Applications should be submitted to The closing date for applications is at 5.00pm on 26th June 2024.

FC Halifax Town is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role involves the supervision of and working with children and young people. As the role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, the applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
FC Halifax Town commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is to confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, gender, gender assignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, race, nationality, ethnicity (race), religion, ability or disability, pregnancy, or maternity and to encourage equal opportunities (Protected Characteristics, Equality Act 2010). Employees of FC Halifax Town must ensure a positive commitment towards equality, diversity and inclusion by treating others fairly and not committing any form of discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.

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