Lead the England Women’s U23 Team overseeing a multidisciplinary team to ensure that a consistent world leading environment and development pathway is created for all players. The National Head Coach is responsible for the development of players, squads, staff and results based upon agreed team objectives within the England Women’s Blueprint for Success.
Please note that the role is a fixed term contract until 31st August 2022.
- In collaboration with England Women lead the development and delivery of a seasonal fixture programme of training camps, games and tournaments within the agreed allocated budget.
- Overall leadership and management of players and staff in the preparation for, delivery of and review of International events and tournament.
- Performance of the team and individuals according to parameters and milestones identified in the England Womens’ Blueprint for Success.
- Leadership and delivery of the overall technical and tactical programme ensuring the alignment with age groups above and below.
- Lead the creation of an outstanding performance, learning and development environment for players and staff including establishing a strong team identity.
- Provide key input into talent management structures to effectively manage their age group England Long List, including weekly player reporting.
- Support the identification, information transfer and development journey of A grade or high priority players.
- Overall responsibility for the selection of squads for England events, working closely with the multidisciplinary team and Senior Women Head Coach.
- Work with the Analyst department to undertake thorough opposition analysis, and prepare appropriate playing strategies in line with the Blueprint for Success.
- Assist in the development of WITTW through research projects, analysis and benchmarking of other nations and sports.
- Develop outstanding club relationships to build and create effective individual player development plans (IDP)
- Consistently demonstrate and role model England Coaching Attributes.
- Establish and maintain positive relationships with all key stakeholders including club coaches and multi -disciplinary teams.
- Support the overall development, delivery and progression of the women’s Blueprint for Success.
- As required collaborate with FA media and communications staff to ensure consistent appropriate management of external communications, and social media.
- Effectively manage a team of both full time and consultant staff.
- Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
What we are looking for
- UEFA A Licence
- High level people development skills and experience
- Consistent, successful experience of management and development of elite players and multi-disciplinary staff
- Ability to demonstrate inspirational leadership on and off the pitch using a variety of methods and approaches
- Significant experience of working with senior players with a track record of high performance
- Demonstrate understanding of senior women’s international football
- Experience of being a head coach within the women’s game
- Experience of working in high performing environments
- Deep knowledge of technical and tactical components of the women’s international game including strategies and tactics
- Ability to create and implement a Player Development Plan
- Growth mind-set and strong evidence of continued professional development
- Explicit knowledge and understanding of the England DNA
- Extensive experience of Excel
- Ability to effectively manage budgets
- Advanced Microsoft Office
- Ability to create presentations and present to a wide range of key stakeholders
- UEFA Pro Licence
- Experience working in the WSL and or Championship
- Understanding of the demands of international women’s football
- Basic Project Management skills
- Basic Analysis skills
What we can offer you
- An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
- Attractive benefits and a competitive salary for the right candidate.
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