Job Description1. The Department

Our Girls Academy Department has demonstrated that we provide the highest level of quality coaching, education, training and facilities for our youth football provision. In order to deliver our ambitious plans for nurturing, encouraging and developing talent at this level, we have exciting opportunities available for self-motivated and proactive individuals to join our Foundation Phase (ages 9 – 11) and Youth Development Phase (ages 12 – 16) Coaching team.

2. The Role

Working within the phase specific programme, you will assist with the development of an allocated age group which will include planning, preparing, organising, managing, and evaluating all training sessions.

As an Academy coach, you will provide feedback to parents and players and attend information evenings as necessary. You will assist with Analysis staff to ensure that recordings of games and footage feedback sessions take place on a regular basis and work closely with Medical and Sport Science staff in the management of injuries and Sports Science testing.

3. The Person

The successful candidate will need the following qualifications:
• Minimum UEFA C Licence (UEFA B Licence required for Youth Development Phase)
• FA Youth Award Level 1 and 2 (Any UEFA Licences completed after 2016 include FA Youth Award)

The FA Basic First Aid for Sport (BFAS) qualification and FA Safeguarding Children Workshop certificate are desirable.

You will need to have demonstrable experience of planning, delivering and monitoring football programmes and working with children. Knowledge of the Female Player Pathway and grassroots football in and around Birmingham would also be beneficial.

For further information and to ask any questions around the roles, please contact Steve Pritchard (Youth Technical Director – Maternity Cover) by emailing

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.
For further information, the Role Profile and to apply please go to

Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early

The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.

Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code.

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see Aston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC – Safeguarding
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