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Job vacancies: Academy Youth Development Phase and Foundation Phase coaches

18 May 2023

Club News

Job vacancies: Academy Youth Development Phase and Foundation Phase coaches

18 May 2023

Mansfield Town Academy are looking to recruit Academy Youth Development Phase and Foundation Phase coaches.

Overall Purpose of Job:


To be part of the Mansfield Town Academy coaching staff responsible for the delivery of the Academy Category 3 Foundation Phase and Youth Development Phase coaching programme to maximise 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 Mansfield Town Academy philosophy and Mansfield Town coach competency framework as outlined in the Academy performance plan.

·         To ensure that all Academy players adhere to the Mansfield Town values and show a high level of respect and discipline.

·         To adhere to the coaches' code of conduct.

·         To assist players by setting individual short-term and long-term goals and to create individual learning plans for all players.

·         To maintain all coaching and games programme 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 Mansfield Town coach competency framework.

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

·         To attend coaching 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

•       FA Youth Award

•      EFAIF Qualification

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

•      IT skills (in particular Word/ Excel/ Access).

•      High levels of oral and written communication skills.  

•      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 Mansfield Town in public role.

•       CRB check undertaken.

•       Full driving license.



•      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. 

Mansfield Town 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 Friday 14 July 2023.

To view the Academy's Equality form click here

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