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Coach Development Officer (Women's & Girls' Football)

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University of Chichester

£30,942 to £32,817 per annum

Full Time

We are a successful, modern university with clear values and a long history in Higher Education located in a beautiful region of the South Coast of England. The Institute of Sport is a vibrant department of the University of Chichester with wide-ranging accolades and a variety of facilities and expertise to support colleagues in their roles.

The Institute of Sport is delighted to be working in partnership with the Football Association (FA) in supporting this role which will support the FA national vision of developing the game through innovation and excellence in Football Coaching.

The Coach Development Officer will be taking the lead on behalf of the University and work in collaboration with the FA in the development of coaches in the Hampshire and Sussex regions, working at both grassroots and the elite level of the women''s and girls'' game.

The purpose of this role is to drive collaboration between the University, local football providers and the local County FA(s), to support the successful development of a creative & effective coach development programme to provide female players with consistent and fit for purpose coaching.

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and approachable team player who is able to work independently and has experience of grassroots football and player development. It is essential that you hold a UEFA B Coaching Licence and understand the FA LTPD-4 corner model and have a complete understanding of FA DNA, coaching and learning philosophies.

Your application should demonstrate a modern, progressive approach to coaching and learning, experience of developing young player/coach and your ability to provide effective and constructive feedback with a solution focussed approach. Full details of the essential and desirable requirements for this role may be seen in the job profile.

Do you have questions about the role or the recruitment process? Professor Mike Lauder, Director of the Institute of Sport would welcome your informal enquiries and may be contacted on 01243 816328 or via email

The University of Chichester welcomes applicants from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds as they are currently under-represented at this level.

Interview date is still to be confirmed