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About Us:

As a member of the Chelsea team, you will become part of a long and proud history in the heart of iconic west London, which dates back to the club’s founding in 1905. Since that time the club has won every major domestic and international trophy, being crowned English, European and world champions in the process.

Chelsea are a club which proudly strives to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch, as shown by the further success of our Women’s and Academy sides, as well as the excellent work in the community undertaken by the Chelsea Foundation, while engaging with our many supporters from a wide range of backgrounds at home in the UK and around the world.

If you’re motivated and want to help us win more trophies, you’ve got a place here at Chelsea!

About the Team:

Based at Cobham Training Ground, there are more than 60 full-time colleagues working with 198 registered players from Under-9s through to Under-23s development squad.

The Academy’s vision is to inspire a generation of players to be successful both on and off the pitch, increasing playing time in our first team and across the whole professional game. The mission to be the first choice academy for players and parents in England.

What We’re Looking For:

This role required a candidate to deliver the Chelsea FC Academy Goalkeeping Identity effectively to help academy players reach their full potential both on and off the field. The is achieved by working closely with the Head of Academy Goalkeeping, Assistant Head of Academy and U9 – U14 Goalkeeping Coordinator. The candidate will also need to provide support to the Part-Time Goalkeeping Coaching staff to deliver the Goalkeeping Identity and 3-1-1 model from U9 – U21s..This will be done via effective training sessions planning in advance, with consideration to individual player needs, team objectives and physical objectives. From this, you will have the ability to recognise talent based on potential and style of play, whilst also promoting winning mentality through conducive feedback to players but also the relevant Senior Management.

Must Haves/qualified by demonstratable experience to the level required:

  • Hold an FA Level 3 in Goalkeeping and/or working towards a UEFA Goalkeeping B Licence.
  • Experience within the U11 – U12 age group within an Academy environment.


Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with the use of performance systems to track and log players.

What We Offer:

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: 

At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.? 

If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you. 

Chelsea FC and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.

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