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Arsenal Ladies Football Club is one of the most successful female football clubs in the history of the female game, however, it always strives to improve.
A major objective is to have one of the most successful youth programmes in Women's Football by bringing through young players from the Centre of Excellence, into the Reserve Team and on into The First team.
The Club are looking for a Reserve Team Manager to coach the Reserve Team through the week and to manage them at all Reserve Team matches (which are usually on Sundays from August to May). It is anticipated that they will play in the FAWSL Reserve League to commence Sep 2013. The standards that have been set at the club mean that the level of coaching and preparation is of the highest standard in domestic Women's football. This position reports into the Arsenal Ladies First Team Manager.
The person appointed will be involved in the management of and continuous assessment of Reserve Team Players whilst addressing players' weaknesses/needs in collaboration with the First team Manager; hold appraisal meetings (also providing written evaluations) with players throughout the year whilst seeking advice from First Team Manager; advise on retention of players in discussion with the First Team Manager and other relevant staff; plan, prepare and record individual coaching sessions for every Reserve team training session; co-ordinate a pre season programme with the First Team Manager to maximise preparation for the forthcoming season for all Reserve Team Players; liaise with the First Team Manager to ensure a full and appropriate Strength and Conditioning Programme is in place; communicate with the First Team Manager to ensure any National Governing body Fitness Programmes compliment ALFC work and that the two dovetail; to work closely with the physiotherapy/fitness staff to maximize player's fitness and availability for matches; to consistently explore avenues for educational workshops on becoming Elite Athletes ie: nutrition, hydration, psychology, lifestyle etc and be familiar with the Safeguarding Children requirements as outlined in the Safeguarding Children Policy and comply with its requirements to safeguard and protect the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
To be considered for this opportunity you should have:
• A UEFA 'A' License, or is working towards it.
• A UEFA 'B' License minimum
• A full UK Driving License
• A category D1 on their driving license or a qualification that permits the driving of minibuses is preferred
• Worked with female elite players
• A knowledge of the standard required at ALFC and an understanding and knowledge of the overall Women's Football Development Pathway in England
• A dynamic, confident communicator whilst able to adapt style and approach as and when required; able to engage with businesses, coaches and players
• Attention to detail and excellent organization skills are required along with a conscientious approach to all areas of work
• Flexible approach to work and a proven commitment to teamwork
• Full understanding of successful practice and operations of Arsenal Ladies FC
• Knowledge of safeguarding children and/or vulnerable groups
• Knowledge of all key safeguarding legislation
• The successful applicant will be required to undergo a satisfactory enhanced CRB check.
Hours of Work
The role will require the individual to work various evenings and Sundays throughout August to May and to attend various club events deemed appropriate to this role. There would also be a requirement for some minimal administrative work to be carried out.
This is an excellent opportunity for individuals to join one of the world's leading ladies football clubs. You will have the opportunity to work in a team of diverse, experienced, high caliber sporting professionals who are passionate about delivering the best programme possible.
Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favorable treatment on the grounds of race, color, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.
To apply, please send your CV with covering letter to Angela Murphy, ALFC Administrator using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is 1 May 2013.
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