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Lead Academy Goalkeeping Coach (Full Time – 40 hours a week)

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Bolton Wanderers Academy for a Lead Academy Goalkeeping Coach.

Reporting to the Academy Manager & Head of Academy Coaching, the purpose of the role is:

To deliver the goalkeeping development programme and curriculum for all age groups across the Academy.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• Work closely with the Academy Manger, Head of Coaching and Lead Phase Coaches to ensure the continuous development of all Academy goalkeepers.

• Effectively recruit, manage and develop part-time coaches to achieve the level of coaching required for the Academy’s goalkeeping development programme.

• Ensure all Academy goalkeepers are fully prepared for games and have a comprehensive development programme, including liaising with the video analysis and strength & conditioning departments.
• Monitor goalkeeping coaching and promote good practice across all phases.

• Create a positive environment for player development; display high standards of behaviour and appearance and encourage the same from all coaches and players.

• Ensure timely and accurate updating of player information on the Academy’s player management system (PMA).

• Manage and work with goalkeeping coaches to plan, deliver and evaluate coaching sessions in line with the Academy’s philosophy, goalkeeping coaching plan and coach competency framework.

• Liaise with the Head of Recruitment and other key staff to identify and recruit goalkeepers across all age groups.

• Undertake continued professional development organised by the academy and in line with EPPP rules.

• Attend and report at parents’ evenings and phase meetings.

• Undertake other duties as directed by the Academy Manager and Technical Board.

Qualifications & knowledge:

• UEFA GK A licence (desirable); FA GK B licence (essential)
• UEFA B Licence (essential)
• Advanced Youth Award (desirable)
• Youth Module 3 (essential)
• FA Level 2 Emergency 1st Aid in Football or Basic First Aid in Sport
• IT skills to include a high level of competence using Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint skills
• Full clean driving licence

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. The remuneration package includes a competitive salary dependant on experience.

For further details and an application form please contact Andy Watkins, Academy Operations Manager,

Closing Date: Tuesday 24 October with interviews the week following.