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Lead Professional Development Phase Coach

Forest Green
Salary Details:
Advertising End Date:
24 Feb 2020
About The Role
As the Lead Professional Development Phase Coach for FGR, you will be responsible for- 
  • Developing a positive elite environment for the progression and development of young players, promoting the Club’s Philosophy, Vision and Culture at all times.
  • Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach and communication to ensure the well-being and holistic development of the Academy players.
  • Planning, deliver and record the U18 Academy Coaching and Games Programme.
  • Conducting performance reviews with all U18 players with a multi-disciplinary approach, working closely with the medical, sports science, analysis and education departments.
  • Managing the transition of players between the Professional Development Phase and the first team.
  • Sourcing and manage suitable work experience placements for U18 players.
About You
The successful candidate will have the following;


  • UEFA A License
  • Advanced Youth Award
  • CPD License Maintenance, Member of the FA Licenced Coaches Club
  • Emergency First Aid in Football


  • D1 Driving License
  • Computer skills as PMA forms a large part of recording data 

This role requires a criminal records check (DBS).

Forest Green Rovers FC promote inclusion and confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, nationality, ethnicity (race), religion or belief, ability or disability, pregnancy and maternity and encourage equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

The EFL has introduced positive action measures aimed at tackling the under-representation of coaches and managers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethic (BAME) backgrounds. New regulations require clubs to shortlist at least one suitably qualified BAME candidate (where an application has been received) for all roles in Academy football that require a UEFA A or UEFA B Licence.

If you consider your ethnicity to fall within one of the following definitions – Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic (i.e. from any other ethnic group that is not ‘White British’) - please inform us within your application.


About Us
Founded in 1889, Forest Green Rovers is a football club with a rich 128-year history – but we’re at the forefront of something quite new here.

FIFA recently described us as the greenest football club in the world – it’s certainly true that no other football club in the world has put the environment at the heart of what it does, embedded it into its DNA like we do.

We’re the only club in the world to have EMAS accreditation – the gold standard of environmental management – and we’re the first and only vegan football club in the world. In 2017, we were promoted to the Football League for the first time in our history – which means we can spread our sustainability message to an even bigger audience.

Our aim is to be in the Championship within the next five years – and we’re planning to build a stadium to match those ambitions, too. Designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, ‘Eco Park’ would be the only stadium in the world made entirely of wood.