Regional Talent Club Technical Director - Regional Talent Club Technical Director

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Posted: 20/08/2019 08:57
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Location: American Express Elite Football Performance Centre
Level: Not Applicable
Deadline: 20/09/2019 23:59
Hours: 35
Benefits: Club Pension Scheme | Group Life Protection | Club discounts & offers
Job Type: Permanent

Job Title: Regional Talent Club Technical Director
Employer: Brighton & Hove Albion FC
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: This is a full-time role. This role requires flexibility to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the post.

Location: The American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, Lancing. You will be expected to undertake travel as is necessary to fulfil the job requirements.

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum dependent on skills and experience
Benefits: Club Pension Scheme | Group Life Protection | Club discounts & offers
Closing date for applications: 20th September 2019 @ 23:59:59

Regional Talent Club Technical Director

Roles and responsibilities

1. To successfully implement and execute clear coaching/ playing syllabus in line with FA Girl’s Regional Talent Club criteria, aligned to the clubs (Women’s) playing philosophy and the RTC framework.
2. To provide analysis-based feedback as appropriate in order to enhance player learning and development across the age groups.
3. To ensure the recruitment, management and development of coaches within the RTC. Monitoring staff and keeping up to date with their footballing CV and CPD.
4. To ensure the RTC adhere to the FA standards for safeguarding children.
5. To have oversight along with the RTC Manager on training nights, liaising with all appropriate staff when required.
6. To oversee coaches from all girls age groups along with cover coaches, whilst acting as the main point of contact for all player related issues/ concerns.
7. To develop a games programme in adherence with FA Regional Talent Club license criteria and under the approval of the Women’s First Team Manager.
8. To work alongside the Dual Career Academy (DCA) Head Coach and DCA Manager in supporting player transitions, as they develop accordingly.
9. To be present at all RTC training sessions and fixtures.
10. To work alongside the RTC Manager, to ensure a ‘together’ approach working harmoniously between technical staffing and business/ administrative matters.
11. To liaise and regularly update the Women’s First Team Manager, First Team Assistant Manager, Lead Goalkeeping Coach and General Manager on the development of players from U10’s upwards.
12. To ensure players are monitored and track player progression, ensuring coach’s report accordingly to appropriate staff through formal one-to –ones and informal discussions.
13. To attend and actively participate in the women’s transition meetings when required, alongside the relevant staff.
14. To represent the club at FA meetings/ seminar when required.
15. To provide one-to-one performance reports for all players twice per season (December and end of season) and provide one-to-one formal performance reports and guidance for staff three times per season with regular check-ins. 
To devise and produce workshops for players, parents and staff to ensure a holistic development environment.
17. To develop and oversee a continuous professional development programme, to include a comprehensive mentoring strategy, for coaches and support staff involved within the Regional Talent Centre (RTC).
18. To play an active role with regards to recruitment of suitable technical staff programme.
19. To ensure RTC trials are effectively organized alongside the RTC Centre Manager.
20. To actively support the RTC Manager with the FA annual license renewal audit and programme of actions from it.
21. To work closely with the AITC Girls Football Development Officer to ensure girls programming is complimentary and supportive to help the player pathway at a community and grass roots level.
22. To attend first team training, when time allows, for observation and/or practical involvement.
23. To be aware of and keep abreast of current trends in the women’s game and disseminate to all RTC staff through CPD opportunities.
24. To provide players with clear indicators of where they need to develop through homework-based themes.
25. To liaise with Lead Physiotherapist and Sports Scientist on training needs/off season programmes for player loading, testing, pre-habilitation and re- habilitation purposes, as the main point of contact for all ages.

General duties and accountabilities

  • To support Brighton & Hove Albion FC and AITC in their aims and objectives at all times.
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant club policies, including health and safety policies.
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements.
  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the charity, club and its personnel.
  • To represent Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and AITC in a professional manner.
  • To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.
  • To undertake other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time.

General Expectations

  • To uphold and live our Team Brighton Values; Treat people well, Exceed Expectations, Aim high (never give up) and Make it special.
  • To be a champion of equality and diversity in the workplace and treat all staff, customers, sponsors, clients and applicants with fairness, dignity and respect.
  • To report incidents of any form of discrimination through the correct channels.
  • To promote best practice in safeguarding and create an environment that is safe for children young people and vulnerable adults.
  • To report safeguarding concerns through the correct channels.
  • To ensure that any safeguarding training and certificates are kept up to date.

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive.  It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in light of the changing needs of Brighton & Hove Albion FC. 

Qualifications & Experience


  • UEFA A Certificate in Coaching Football
  • FA Youth Award – Module 1 and 2
  • A valid FA First Aid Certificate
  • Membership of the FA Licensed Coaches Club
  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection issues including holding a valid FA Safeguarding Children Workshop Certificate or be willing to undertake this training if successful
  • Valid and accepted enhanced FA DBS CRC (Criminal Background Check) or be willing to undertake this check if successful.
  • Experience in coaching young players
  • An appreciation and experience of mentoring and developing other coaches
  • Understanding of the FA Women’s and Girls player pathway
  • An understanding and implications of Long-Term Player Development
  • Experience of managing individuals and teams
  • Willingness to work weekends when required
  • Ability to travel independently
  • IT skills to include a high level of competence using Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint skills
  • Good overall level of numeracy and literacy
  • An understanding of Talent Identification
  • An appreciation of Long-Term Player Development
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • A dynamic, hardworking and enthusiastic individual
  • A strong motivator and role model
  • Proactive attitude to learning and developing as a coach
  • Highly organised and able to manage multiple tasks
  • A high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • To promote Brighton And Hove Albion FC in a positive and professional manner both in and away from the club


  • Attended the FA Youth Coaches Course
  • FA Youth Award module 3
  • Knowledge and understanding of working with young players

Applicants must provide an accurate account of their professional skills and experience in the form of a C.V, and proof of eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

Equality Statement

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership.

Safeguarding Statement

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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