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Academy Foundation Phase Assistant Coach - Milton Keynes

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

Academy Foundation Phase Assistant Coach​ - MK Dons FC Limited

Salary: £3900 per annum 

Contract: Permanent 

Department: Academy

Reporting toLead Foundation Phase Coach

Hours per week: 10 hrs.  Any 4 from 7

Overall Objective: To assist and coach an Academy Schoolboy age group in the Foundation Phase (U7-12)

Main Objectives

  • To assist with the delivery of coaching sessions as per the Academy Schoolboy Coaching timetable, programme and philosophy
  • To 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 Foundation 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 Foundation Phase Schoolboy’s Parents/Guardians in regards to player’s progress at the Academy
  • To ensure you are aware of and keep updated in regards to best practice policies
  • To show clear evidence of planning and evaluating
  • To keep Performance Management Application (PMA) up to date with all relevant correspondence and data.
  • To liaise with the local and national Football Associations in regards to technical
  • 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.
  • 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: 3rd March 2017

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