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Vacancy: Foundation Phase Lead Coach

5 July 2019

Job Vacancy: Foundation Phase Lead Coach
Remuneration + benefits: £28,000 – £33,000 p/a
28 days’ holiday (including bank holidays)
Laptop provided
Mobile phone provided
Contract type: Permanent 40 hours per week
Flexible. Prepared to work weekends and evenings where required.
Location: Barnfield Training Centre, Stockbridge Drive, Padiham, Burnley. BB12 8UA.
Closing Date: Wednesday 17 July 2019
Interview Date: W/C 22 July 2019

Burnley Football Club is an established Premier League Club that prides itself on playing a key role in the local community and investing in local people.

Burnley Academy is aspiring in the forthcoming season to reach Category 1 elite status under EPPP Youth Development rules. 

The state-of-the-art training facility and academy programme provides an outstanding environment to develop both players and people.

The Academy is now looking to recruit a Foundation Phase Lead Coach to the Coaching Department. We are seeking an individual with a passion for developing young people within our foundation phase (age 9-12).

The individual will be responsible for the holistic development of the players and staff whilst enhancing and developing even further a vibrant environment based at The Barnfield Training Centre.

This role will involve working closely with the Head of Coaching, Lead Phase Coaches and age-group coaches together with other key people across the various departments within the Academy.

The Foundation Phase Lead Coach will be expected to:

  • Oversee the whole phase and be present in all aspects
  • Ensure the programme is in alignment with the values and beliefs of the Academy
  • Support and develop the phase coaches’ performance and age-specific competencies
  • Develop a vibrant programme that gives all members of the phase a well-rounded experience (tours, training and education)
  • Oversee and support the review process in line with the Academy requirements
  • Liaise with parents around the holistic development and expectations
  • Liaise with other phase coaches and support staff to scaffold player development and the pathway
  • Arrange and chair regular meetings within the phase
  • Oversee player releases and signing within the phase together with the Head of Recruitment and the Head of Coaching
  • Keep PMA and Club documentation up to date
  • Collaborate with the Academy Manager and the Head of Coaching on all matters within the phase
  • Undertake operational responsibilities of organising supplementary games, tours and tournaments whilst coordinating players and staff with the games programme

An ideal candidate will have the following essentials:

  • UEFA B Coaching Licence
  • Advanced Youth Award (AYA) within Foundation Phase
  • Excellent knowledge and experience working within the foundation ages
  • Excellent interpersonal skill and people connection
  • Experience managing a programme
  • Experience developing people

An ideal candidate will have the following desirables:

  • UEFA A Coaching Licence
  • Undergraduate degree in a sports related subject
  • Mentoring experience

Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work evenings, weekends and match days as required. You will require a full, valid UK driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle.

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form.


Burnley Football Club no longer accept CV’s.

Burnley Football Club is committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS).

*Please note only candidates selected for interview will be notified.

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