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VACANCY: Academy Operations Assistant - Kickstart

18 June 2021


Coventry City Academy has a unique opportunity for an individual to join the newly created role of Academy Operations Assistant in the Academy Operations team as part of the Government’s Kickstart Scheme.

Working closely with the Head of Academy Operations and Player Care, the successful applicant will gain a range of experiences in the world of football operations as well as being part of the match day experience delivered to Academy players and visitors.

There will be numerous opportunities in the role for personal and professional development, with support towards relevant qualifications in football provided.



Essential Requirements

Nice to Haves

DBS Check

– (Provided by the Football Club)

Experience playing/working in

grassroots football



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
Excellent ICT skills and fully conversant with Office packages
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. We work in accordance with the EFL’s Code of Practice and are signatories to the FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code.

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



To apply for the Academy Operations Assistant role:

  • Please read the job description and ensure that you meet the Essential requirements of the role.
  • Please contact your local Job Centre and speak to your Work Coach. The Job Reference is ‘Academy’ and the post code is CV3 1HW.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
  • Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact those who are shortlisted for interview.

As soon as a suitable candidate is interviewed the position will be closed to further applicants, so you are advised to apply as soon as possible.



The Kickstart Scheme is a new programme launched by the Government to fund new job roles for 16-24 years olds who are currently in receipt of Universal Credit.

The programme is aimed at preventing young people who are currently unemployed facing long term unemployment. The roles at Coventry City Football Club are for applicants aged 18-24 only.

You must be in receipt of Universal Credit and meet the Job Centre eligibility requirements. Applications received from applicants outside the age group states, who do not meet the Kickstart Schemes’ eligibility requirements will not be considered.

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