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VACANCY: Academy manager

12 April 2016

Academy manager vacancy at Brunton Park

Carlisle United Football Club are recruiting a Full Time Academy Manager.

The role:

This is a management position overseeing all operations of the Academy at Carlisle United FC which includes age groups from U9 to U18.

The Academy Manager is responsible for shaping the future direction of the Academy, its staff and players. The Academy Manager must have a modern approach to development and be forward thinking in their long term strategy for the Academy.

This role requires someone with a clear passion for the long term development of talented football players, creating a pathway into the first team at Carlisle United FC.

Due to the nature of the Academy, this role includes working weekends and evenings.

Main roles and responsibilities –

+ Drawing up of and implementation and management of Academy Performance Plan.
+ Manage the Academy programme and oversee the day to day running of the Academy.
+ Manage all Academy staff including their CPD and appraisals.
+ Oversee the Academy coaching programme from U9 to U18.
+ Coaching of the U18 squad and attendance at matches.
+ The design, implementation and management of the Academy’s coaching curriculum.
+ Ensuring the Academy is continually achieving the levels required to retain its category status within the EPPP guidelines.
+ Work closely with all key stakeholders including parents, staff and players.
+ Managing the Academy budget and assisting with twice yearly reporting to the Football League

Essential qualifications –

+ UEFA A Licence
+ FA Youth Award (all three modules)
+ FA Advanced Youth Award (Advantageous)
+ FA Safeguarding qualification
+ FA First Aid qualification
+ Previous experience of Management within an elite sports environment
+ A comprehensive understanding of the EPPP
+ FA Coach Education qualification (Advantageous)
+ Enhanced DBS clearance
+ Clean driving licence

Desirable attributes –

+ Strong leadership and management skills
+ Some experience with the Premier League PMA system
+ A good understanding of coaching and coach development
+ Experience in talent identification and recruitment of players
+ An understanding of sports science and medicine
+ A good level of computer literacy and experience recording and reporting information
+ Experience dealing with minors
+ An understanding of the Football League rules and regulations

The position is salaried and will be dependent upon experience.

Carlisle United Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role involves work with children and as such is subject to Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks.

Clearance through the FACRB system is required before any employee may commence employment. As such this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the postholder applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions.

How to apply –
Please send a covering letter and your CV for the attention of Sarah McKnight, Club Secretary, by email to  or by post to – Carlisle United FC, Brunton Park, Warwick Road, Carlisle, CA1 1LL.

Closing date is Friday 6 May 2016.

To download a full job description, click HERE

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