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Oxford United Football Club – Academy Goalkeeping Coach – UK Jobs

Job Description
Oxford United Football Club Boys EPPP Academy are looking to add to their existing team of full-time staff with the addition of a new “Academy Goalkeeping Coach” working within our U7s-U23s programme.
Reporting directly into the Academy Manager, prospective candidates will be joining Oxford United at an exciting time in the club’s history with recent appointments at Ownership level; 1st Team management and Academy Manager along with a new, purpose-built Training Ground. The club is also currently going through the process of moving towards Category Two Status for it’s Academy and this new role will be key in helping the club take the next step in this process.
Please see the attached Job Description for further details regarding this role.
Applications should be made by email to Academy Manager, Dan Harris on dharris@oufc.co.uk before 17:00 on Friday 14th
February 2020 and should include:
– An up-to-date CV including details of all relevant qualifications and experience.
– Details of two references, one of whom must have had experience in an Elite Sporting environment.
Further details regarding the role including details of the renumeration package, working hours and benefits can be obtained from Academy Manager Dan Harris.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to deliver a practical session with our young goalkeepers as part of the interview process.
Oxford United Football Club is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to equality of opportunity within our own organisation, and to encourage a similar commitment from every other organisation we deal with.
BAME Declaration
The EFL and Premier League have introduced positive action measures aimed at tackling the under-representation of coaches, managers and staff from Black, Asian and Minority Ethic (BAME) backgrounds within professional football. Here at Oxford United we are committed to exceeding these new requirements and, as a result, will shortlist at least one suitably qualified BAME candidate (where an application has been received) for all full-time roles within our Academy.
All candidates will be required to provide proof of all relevant certificates and qualifications and this post will also be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Key Responsibilities
– To oversee the holistic development of all Academy goalkeepers across the U8s-U18s programme.
– To deliver goalkeeping sessions across the U8s-U18s programme on a daily basis as required.
– To contribute to the formation of the Academy goalkeeping coaching curriculum in conjunction with assistant GK coaches, phase leads, team coaches and 1st Team goalkeeping coach.
– To provide verbal and written feedback on goalkeeping progress as part of the standard PMA reporting and review system.
– To contribute to the recruitment process for Academy goalkeepers in the U9s-U18s age groups.
– To follow club policies and procedures to ensure safeguarding of all players within the academy.
– To liaise with relevant staff regarding the holistic development of the young goalkeepers across the Academy programme.
– Contribute to wider Academy life as required in line with Academy strategic aims.
Essential qualifications & experience
– UEFA B Coaching Licence
– Minimum of 2-year experience coaching elite goalkeepers in professional football
– FA CPD qualifications in goalkeeping
– Ability to follow club policies and procedures to ensure safeguarding of all players within the academy.
– Good communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
– Minimum level 2 first aid
– Safeguarding accreditation
– Full Enhanced Disclosure DBS Check
Desirable qualifications & experience
– Professional playing career as a goalkeeper
– UEFA A-Licence
– Clear understanding of youth physical development model, EPPP and LTAD.
– FA Youth Models
– Good understanding of Excel, database management and PMA

How to apply
Applications should be made by email to Academy Manager, Dan Harris on dharris@oufc.co.uk before 17:00 on Friday 14th February 2020 and should include: – An up-to-date CV including details of all relevant qualifications and experience. – Details of two references, one of whom must have had experience in an Elite Sporting environment. Further details regarding the role including details of the renumeration package, working hours and benefits can be obtained from Academy Manager Dan Harris.

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