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Vacancy - Head of Football Development

Ceri Jackson10 Jun - 14:49
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Fresh from our thrilling promotion, our Community Foundation is on the hunt for a passionate, dynamic Head of Football Development.

Are you ready to lead the future of football at Boston United? This is your chance to make a significant impact at a pivotal moment in our club’s history.

Why this role is exciting?

National League Triumph: Be part of the excitement and prestige that comes with our recent promotion, opening new opportunities for growth and success.

Shape the Future: Play a key role in developing the next generation of football stars, from grassroots to elite levels, for both male and female players.

Leadership Impact: Lead a talented team and drive our football philosophy, making a lasting mark on Boston United.

Community Engagement: Connect deeply with the local community, fostering relationships that support and enhance our football programmes across all levels.

About the Role:
As the Head of Football Development, you will be the cornerstone of our Football Development Department, overseeing everything from our Academy and Community teams and grassroots programmes. This role is perfect for a creative leader ready to build and implement long-term strategies that align with our club’s ambitions.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Vision: Develop and execute a comprehensive football development strategy with clear short, medium, and long-term goals.
Player Pathway: Identify and nurture talent, supporting players' progression through structured pathways to the U23 and First Team, for both men's and women's squads.
Excellence in Coaching: Ensure quality coaching delivery across all teams, aligning with our club’s philosophy.
Team Leadership: Inspire and manage coaching staff, fostering a high-performance culture through regular reviews and development programs.
Community Integration: Organise talent ID and build robust relationships with local clubs and schools to drive recruitment for U19 squads.
Safety and Wellbeing: Serve as the Lead Safeguarding and Health and Safety Officer, ensuring the highest standards of welfare for all participants.
Female Pathway Development: Champion the growth and development of our female football pathway, ensuring opportunities and support for our female players.

Ideal Candidate:
Qualifications: UEFA B (essential), UEFA A (desirable), along with relevant safeguarding and first aid certifications.
Experience: Proven success in elite football environments with a track record in developing and implementing football philosophies and coaching programs.
Skills: Exceptional communication, organisational, and leadership abilities, with a strong passion for football and player development.
Commitment: Dedication to safeguarding, equality, and continuous professional growth.

What We Offer:
Significant Impact: An opportunity to shape the future of football at Boston United FC, making a lasting difference in young people’s lives.
Dynamic Environment: Work alongside a dedicated and supportive team in an innovative and collaborative setting.
Professional Development: Continuous learning and growth opportunities in football coaching and management.

To apply please click here

Deadlines for Applications 5.00pm on Monday 24th June. Please Note: CVs are not accepted.
Boston United Community Foundation is committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities employer, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check and two satisfactory references.

We welcome applications from everyone, so if you’re looking for a rewarding career that will help you reach your full potential apply online today.


Head of Football Development Job Description June 24

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