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Vacancies: Academy youth development phase and foundation phase coaches

27 January 2022

Club News

Vacancies: Academy youth development phase and foundation phase coaches

27 January 2022

Mansfield Town Academy are looking for enthusiastic, innovative individuals to help nurture our players & people of the future.

Overall Purpose of Job:


To be part of the Mansfield Town F.C. Academy Coaching Staff responsible for the delivery of the Academy Category 3 Foundation Phase and Youth Development Phase Coaching Programme to maximize the opportunities for young players to reach their full potential in line with the Academy vision and philosophy.



Main Responsibilities/Description of Duties:


·         Provide high standard coaching to a respective age group, educating them in line with the MTFC academy philosophy and MTFC coach competency framework as outlined in the academy performance plan.

·         To ensure that all academy players adhere the MTFC values and show a high level of respect and discipline.

·         To adhere to the coaches code of conduct.

·         To assist players to set individual short-term and long-term goals and to create individual action plans for all players.

·         To maintain all coaching and games program records on the PMA for each session throughout the season.

·         To complete player progress reports on the PMA.

·         Attend parents evening sessions throughout the season for each individual player.

·         To develop and maintain a professional relationship with the parents of youngsters in the programme.

·         Complete CPD (Continuous Professional Development) to maintain coaching qualifications.

·         To work with Head of coaching in the completion of a personal coach development plan in line with the MTFC coach competency framework.

·         To maintain FA licensed coaches club membership criteria.

·         To identify players available each weekend for matches and communicate any additional player requirements.

·         To attend coach in service days as instructed by Academy manager/Head of academy operations/Head of Coaching.

·         To support the development of young players in a healthy lifestyle, diet, drug awareness, education.

·         To take responsibility for the care and maintenance of all age group training equipment and playing kit.

·         To attend coaches meetings or additional training nights as instructed by the Academy manager/Head of academy operations/Head of Coaching.

·         To assess trialists at both training and games and feedback to Head of academy recruitment.

·         To assist with sport science input where required at training sessions.

·         To attend tournaments and trips when requested by the club.

·         To abide by all club policies including (but not exclusive to) safeguarding, Equality and Health & Safety.








•      UEFA B Licence and above

•      EFAIF Qualification

•      Experience of coaching within the relevant age groups (preferably in an Academy/Player Development environment)

•      Computer skills (Word/ Excel/ Access)

•      High levels of communication skills, both orally and written.

•      Personable and enthusiastic with a strong work ethic.

•      Sensitive to the needs of young players and parents/guardians

•      Willingness to work weekends and evenings.

•      Desire to be an ambassador for MTFC in public role

•       CRB check undertaken

•       FA Youth Award

•       Full Driving Licence



•     Knowledge of the PMA system.

•     Knowledge and understanding of the EPPP process






BAME Declaration
The EFL has introduced positive action measures aimed at tackling the under-representation of coaches and managers from black, asian and minority ethic (BAME) backgrounds. 

M.T.F.C. welcomes male applicants of BAME origin and female applicants of any ethnic origin.

Salary - Competitive salary based on relevant experience.

Please note that this is a vital position within the academy department at Mansfield Town Football Club and will require a high degree of commitment to the role, including evening and weekend work. 

Please send a C.V. and Covering Letter (Ensuring completion of Equality Form) to (Academy Head of Coaching)

Closing date for Applications is 01 March 2022.



Mansfield Town F.C. Academy Equality Form


Under the Equality Act 2010, to build an accurate picture of the applicants applying for positions at Mansfield Town F.C., and in encouraging equality and diversity, we ask all candidates to fill in the following information at your discretion. The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored


            Position applied for: ___________________________________



☐ Male

☐ Female

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What age group do you belong to?


☐ 18-25

☐ 26-35

☐ 36-45

☐ 46-55

☐ 56 –65

☐ 65+

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            How would you describe your sexuality?


☐ Heterosexual

☐ Gay man

☐ Gay woman / lesbian

☐ Bi-sexual

☐ Do not wish to disclose




            Do you consider yourself to have a disability?

The Equality Act 2010 protects people who are disabled including those with long-term health conditions.

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☐ No

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If ‘Yes’ please state the type of impairment which applies to you. People may experience more than one type of impairment, in which case you may indicate more than one. If none of the categories apply, please mark ‘other’.


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☐ Sensory Impairment   ☐ Long-standing Illness

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☐ White – British (to include Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales)

☐ White – Irish

☐ White - European

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☐ Black or Black British – Caribbean

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☐ Asian or Asian British – Indian

☐ Asian or Asian British – Pakistani

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☐ Mixed – White & Black Caribbean

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☐ Ethnic identity not known

☐ Do not wish to disclose


Thank you for taking the time to complete this equality monitoring form.


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