As the Pre-Academy and Development Coordinator, you will be accountable for overseeing our Pre-Academy department, based at our Elite Football Performance Centre. You will manage the transition of players in and out of the group, linking closely with the Clubs Development Centres. The post holder will also coordinate our Development Programme to aid players who have been identified and recruited from grassroots clubs and private academies.
What does the day to day look like?
You will ensure the Pre-Academy coaching syllabus is being followed and delivered to a Category 1 Level. You will be organising a comprehensive events calendar, including a weekend and midweek Pre-Academy games programme in addition to hosting in-house Development Centre tournaments. Your focus will be to ensure all players and parents have a positive experience with the Club by forming and maintaining strong relationships. You will also spend a significant amount of your time establishing fundamental links between the local centres and London as this is an integral aspect to the Recruitment Department.
What we need
To be considered for this position, our ideal candidate must hold a Talent ID Level 2 and UEFA B coaching qualification along with a recognised First Aid Qualification and a valid membership to FACA. The post holder must also be able to demonstrate a strong knowledge of child protection issues including holding a valid FA Safeguarding Children Workshop Certificate. If you have the above qualifications and have a sound understanding of talent identification, scouting and recruitment at Academy level, we would love to hear from you!
Values play a pivotal role in the success of the Club. Our values are not just a list of words we expect our people to learn, but a set of filters through which we deliver to each other, our fans, our partners and our sponsors ¿ in fact, with anyone who interacts in anyway with our brand. Each year we hold the TEAAM Brighton awards where peer to peer nominations are recorded. Those with the most nominations take away awards for their commitment to the TEAAM Brighton value.
What is in it for you?
In return for your hard work and commitment to us, you will receive a competitive reward package which will include, but not limited to:
- A flexible working environment
- Free breakfast and lunch (fantastic healthy and tasty food provided by our inhouse chefs)
- Free VIP onsite parking (a train station onsite and accessible bus travel)
- Travel discounts
- Discounts at the Clubs superstore
- Ice cream (as a treat when it is particularly hot)
- Free tea and coffee
- Health benefits including eye care and health and fitness
- Discounts and benefits for local businesses
Inclusion in the Clubs discretionary bonus scheme