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County Football Coach - Applications Invited

18th December 2008

Manchester FA County Coach Supporters

Manchester County Football Association working in partnership with The Football Association, Tesco and Redyset Igoal are seeking to appoint a full time County Football Coach. This exciting position will report to the County Development Manager and will commence on 1 March 2009. The successful applicant will be based at Manchester FA, Salford Sports Village.

Each post is full time for 40 hours per week and will include a minimum of 30 hours per week of coaching, including Development Centres, Clubs, Schools, and after school clubs. A minimum of 50% of each role will be focused on developing the girls and women’s game. Your work will also focus on working and enhancing opportunities for Redyset as a Key Partner of Manchester FA.

This post will provide support for schools and clubs across the County, specifically operating in priority areas where current activity is low and to address gaps in provision. The individual will also work with the Girls’ and Women’s Football Development Officer to provide coaching support at all levels of the girls’ and women’s football pyramid.

You must hold a minimum of a Football Association Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football, and have a good understanding of the organisation and structure of football development and Girls and Women’s football specifically. You must be a confident verbal communicator who can plan coaching sessions, autonomously or as part of a team. You must have an understanding and commitment to equal opportunities, and experience of working in diverse cultural communities.

The annual salary for the post is £18,000 and the post will be offered on a fixed term contract commencing 1st March 2009 expiring 30th June 2010. It is anticipated that the post will be extended subject to securing additional funding.

You will need also to have a current driving license and also be able to work evenings and weekends.

For an informal discussion then please contact:-Colin Bridgford, Development Manager on 0161 604 7625.

To make an application you should submit a CV together with a covering letter. All applications must be marked ‘Private and confidential’ and addressed to Colin Bridgford at Manchester FA, Salford Sports Village, Littleton Road, Salford, M7 3NQ or by email to colin.bridgford@manchesterfa.com

A copy of the job description is available upon request.

Manchester County FA is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Friday 16th January 2009
Interview date: Monday 26th January 2009, Platt Lane Complex, Manchester