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Academy Youth Development Phase Assistant Coach - Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£3900 per annum
11 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Job Type
Part Time

Academy Youth Development Phase Assistant Coach​ - MK Dons FC Limited

Salary: £3900 per annum 

Contract: Permanent

Department: Academy

Reporting toLead Foundation Phase Coach

Hours per week: 10.  Any 4 from 7

Overall Objective: To manage and Coach an Academy Schoolboy age group in the Youth Development Phase (U13-16) 

Main Objectives

  • To assist with the delivery of coaching sessions as per the Academy Schoolboy Coaching timetable, programme and philosophy
    To help manage an Academy age group in the scheduled games programme
    To complete all administration requirements for the respective age group

Summary of Duties

  • To liaise with the Youth Development Phase Coach on all matters
  • To work in line with the Philosophy of the Academy including the ‘aims and vision’ of the Academy/Club
  • To assist with the coaching of Academy players as and when required
  • To attend and contribute to all In-Service training for Academy Coaches
  • To attend all relevant Academy Coach meetings (Phase/Whole Academy) and contribute within Coaching Philosophy where required
  • To keep up to date with all Football League, Premier League and Football Association correspondence
  • To  comply with all company policies/procedures and regulations relating to your role
  • To assist with liaison with the Youth Development Phase Schoolboy’s Parents/Guardians in regards to player’s progress at the Academy
  • Ensure you are aware of and keep updated in regards to best practice policies
  • To show clear evidence of planning and evaluating
  • Keep Performance Management Application (PMA) up to date with all relevant correspondence and data.
  • Liaise with the local and national Football Associations in regards to technical development
  • To be prepared to do other duties to further the development of the Club and Academy as and when required
  • To maintain and monitor Academy equipment/resources
  • To provide weekly reports on matches and individual progress/performance
  • To build your own coaches ‘log book’ to include sessions and reflections

Person Specification


  • Basic level of IT skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal service skills
  • Have a flexible attitude to work
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Have a polite and courteous manner
  • Be organised, have good time management skills 
  • The ability to meet stringent deadlines
  • Be able to adapt to different and changing situations
  • Have the drive and enthusiasm to set high standards and achieve company objectives
  • Have a personable approach
  • Ability to liaise with footballers, coaches, management and other football related individuals in a professional manner
  • Be prepared to work evenings and weekends. 
  • Previous academy coaching experience.
  • Hold the following qualifications:
  • UEFA ‘B’ Coaching Certificate
  • FA Learning Safeguarding Children Certificate 
  • FA Emergency Aid Certificate
  • FA  Youth Modules 1-3 


  • Have a full driving licence including Mini-Bus Licence

This role will require the successful candidate to have an Enhanced DBS check

Closing Date: 11th August 2017

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