Head of coach development
Contract Type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Closing Date: 17 February 2017
Nottingham Forest’s Academy are seeking to employ a Head of Coach Development to:
- Establish a sustainable system and approach to coach development within the Academy
- Develop coaches so that they improve and perform to the best of their potential and are consequently able to maximise the potential of the players that they work with
- Performance manage the day-to-day performance of Lead Phase Coaches
Responsibilities also include:
- Providing a clear, up-to-date Training needs analysis (TNA) of every individual coach’s current and required level of performance
- Observing coach performance and provide feedback to aid development
- Ensuring every coach has a personalized Development Action Plan (DAP) that is tailored to meet their needs and which they buy-in to as a ‘living’ document
- Providing 1:1 coaching to coaches in order to develop the coach’s skill
- Ensuring the qualification status of the Club’s coaching workforce is assessed and ensure all coaches hold required qualifications for their role and age group and have a CPD plan to ensure licencing is up-to-date
- Ensuring coaches understand how to work effectively in a MDT and can identify and believe in the benefits of doing so
- The alignment of Coaching Curriculum with Playing and Coaching Philosophy
- Ensuring the Academy’s Coaching Curriculum is consistently delivered in line with the Academy’s Playing Philosophy and Coaching Philosophy
- Designing and implementing a Club Specific Coach Competency Framework (CCF) to monitor and evaluate coaches in order to develop DAPs and group coach development opportunities
HOCD must have experience of working in at least 3 of the following roles (more than one area may be covered in a single role):
- A football coaching role
- A people development role
- A role which involves a significant amount of mentoring/coaching
- A role which involves working in an elite learning and/or performance environment
- A role which involves a significant amount of sport coaching in an elite learning and/or performance environment
- A role which requires coach development in a high-performance environment
- An education/pedagogy role
HOCD must have knowledge and/or experience of at least 3 of the following:
- The process of learning in coaches (andragogy)
- The process of learning in young people (pedagogy)
- Running and designing development programmes
- Football (not necessarily as a coach/high level player)
- Leading a team Managing people Psychology (Sports or other)
- Playing football
- Elite sport experience (athlete or otherwise)
- Budget management
- Sport Science
- Level 4 sports coaching qualification or relevant level 4 professional qualification/degree in people development (football or other). NB: Advanced Youth Award to constitute a Level 4 qualification for this purpose
- Safeguarding and Protecting Children (acquired before starting role)
- DBS clearance (acquired before starting role)
- Basic First Aid for Sport (acquired before starting role)
- Level 4 ‘UEFA A Licence’ qualification in football
- Level 5 ‘Pro Licence’ qualification in football
- FA Advanced Youth Award
- Qualification in Education such as PGCE, Pedagogy MSc etc.
- Coach Mentoring Qualification
- Psychology Masters (Sport, Occupation, Education)
- Coach Education Qualification
- Sport Science Degree
- Degree (any subject)
Please note that the club will unfortunately be unable to respond to applicants who have not been shortlisted for interview.
Matchday draw sellers
Do you want to join our matchday team and help raise funds for the Nottingham Forest academy this season?
The lottery department is now recruiting matchday draw sellers for the 2016-17 season, offering supporters and local residents the chance to gain valuable experience and earn some extra cash on matchdays.
This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved with your club this season, meet new people and enhance your CV. Joining the Reds Draw team will provide behind the scenes access to the club, as well as giving you the chance to support the academy.
Our matchday draw sellers will operate in and around the ground and be responsible for promoting and selling tickets into the Reds Draw - the club’s official matchday draw.
The Reds Draw takes place during the half time interval and gives fans the chance to win a top prize of up to £1,000 as well as consolation prizes of a meal voucher for The Southbank Bar and a £20 Megastore voucher.
To be a part of our match day team you must be 16 years of age or older, be eligible to work in the UK and commit to attending the majority of home games throughout the season.
In return, the Reds Draw will offer a generous commission package as well as the chance to develop skills and experience at a world-class sporting venue.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic chance to get involved with your club. For more information, or to apply, contact Eileen Russell by calling 0115 982 4317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matchday catering staff
Nottingham Forest are looking for matchday staff to join their catering team.
The club welcome applicants who are enthusiastic, energetic and keen to join a dedicated, hardworking team by filling one of the following vacancies:
Hospitality waiting staff
To apply for the chef role, applicants must have:
A food hygiene certificate
At least three years’ experience as a chef de partie in a busy kitchen environment
Due to the nature of event catering, Forest are not in a positon to offer full or part-time work for these roles. Work is offered on a casual basis when there are matches, banqueting, corporate or private functions.
The club set high standards and constantly strive to improve, with staff performance key to the success of their catering operation.