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VACANCY: Lead Academy Goalkeeping Coach

5 July 2021

Club News

VACANCY: Lead Academy Goalkeeping Coach

5 July 2021

Coventry City Academy are excited to be able to offer the rare opportunity to join the fulltime coaching team as Lead Academy Goalkeeping Coach.

Working closely with the Head of Goalkeeping at the football club, the successful applicant will be responsible for the implementation, delivery and evaluation of the goalkeeping syllabus for the Under 9 to Under 18 goalkeepers, whilst assisting in the development of the Under 23 goalkeepers.

Managing a team of part time goalkeeping staff, the role will also oversee the individual development plans, weekly feedback reports and six weekly reviews for all Academy goalkeepers.

The successful applicant will receive a personal staff development plan to support their own learning, have access to a range of formal CPD opportunities throughout the season and provided with support on their coaching from the club’s Academy Head of Coaching.

Goalkeeping UEFA B Licence Experience working in Academy football
UEFA B Licence FA Advanced Youth Award
FA Youth Award (or equivalent) Goalkeeping UEFA A Licence
FA Safeguarding Children Certificate (InDate) EFAIF Qualification (In date)
FA Basic First Aid In Sport (In Date)  


Coventry City Academy operates under the values of Respect, Development and Resilience. These traits are encouraged in all players and staff members, and the successful applicant will show a willingness to embrace these daily. In addition, the successful candidate will: 

  • Be able to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Have excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Understand the need for flexible working hours.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with all club staff members
  • Be adaptable to work to the demands of the job and needs of the players
  • Display a growth mindset towards self-improvement and personal development
  • Be focused on individual player development within a team
  • Live within a workable distance of the football club
  • Be passionate about working with and developing young people


Coventry City FC is committed safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We are committed to safer recruitment throughout the company. An enhanced DBS check is a requirement of the role.


Coventry City FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment. 

Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.


To apply for the Lead Academy Goalkeeping Coach role:

  • Please read the job description and ensure that you meet the Essential requirements of the role
  • Read the Guidance Notes for completing the Application form
  • Read the Privacy Policy
  • Please send a covering letter, your completed Application Form, signed Self-Declaration Form and Equal Opportunities Form to by Wednesday 14th July 2021.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview after the closing date.
  • Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact those who are shortlisted for interview.
  • Incomplete applications and those which do not meet the essential requirements of the role will not be considered.


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