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Job Opportunity: Academy Goalkeeping Coach

15 February 2022

Crewe Alexandra Football Club

Job Description

Job title: Full-Time Academy Goalkeeping Coach

Department: Crewe Alexandra FC Academy

Location: Alexandra Park Training Ground, Wettenhall Road, Reaseheath, Nantwich, CW5 6DF

Main Contacts: Head of Coaching, Academy Manager


  • UEFA B Licence
  • UEFA B Goalkeeping Licence
    • FA Advanced Youth Award
  • Current FA Safeguarding Certificate
    • Successful applicant will be required to undertake an FA DBS (CRB) check
    • Able to be flexible with their working week which will include evenings and weekends
    • Driving licence and car

• Previous experience of working in a Professional Football Academy working with and developing Academy players across a variety of age groups
• Knowledge of EPPP and PMA

  • Excellent communication skills
  • An understanding of EFL Rules and Regulations
  • Competence in using computer software


Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the delivery of the Academy Goalkeeping Coaching Programme across all age groups, including Pre-Academy, Foundation and Youth Phases as set out by the Academy Manager/Head of Coaching.
  • To provide all relevant information with regards to PMA including weekly performance reviews, 6/12 week reviews and Individual Learning plans for all Academy Goalkeepers.
  • To work closely with the Head of Coaching to develop the Goalkeeping coaching syllabus and curriculum.
  • To coach 3 evenings per week, delivering sessions to all Academy goalkeepers from u9 to u16s.
  • To follow the u18 daily schedule working with goalkeepers within this age group.
  • To be present at weekend Academy fixtures, working with Goalkeepers across all age groups.
  • To attend at least 5 hours of “in service” training each year provided by the FA and to attend the Emergency First Aid review every 3 years.
  • To attend “in service” training as part of their CPD as organised by the Football Club.
  • Establish a strong link between local schools, grassroots football clubs and grassroots coaches.
  • To liaise with Head of Academy recruitment regarding progress of Pre-Academy, Foundation and Youth phase Goalkeepers including trialists.
  • To ensure all Academy players are in a safe environment at all times at both training and fixtures
  • Report any grievances either personal or player based nature to the Welfare Officer or Academy Manager.
  • Ensure all injuries are reported to the Medical Department.
  • Ensure all players performance clocks are up to date and to add all session plans/evaluations (PMA).

General Information

Crewe Alexandra Football Club are committed to our Safeguarding and Welfare policies, therefore the  successful applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975.

Crewe Alexandra Football Club promotes equal opportunities in employment we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civilpartnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience appear to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview. Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Salary is dependent on experience and will be discussed with shortlisted candidates. Deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Friday 25th February 2022. Applicants must complete and return the attached application form.

Please return to Head of Coaching, Michael Jackson via email  Due to expected high volume of applicants, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful if you have not has any contact from the club 1 weeks post application deadline.

Application Form









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