Senior Professional Phase Development Coach - U23 Lead

Job Title: Senior Professional Phase Development Coach - U23 Lead
Reporting to: Head of Academy Player Development
Accountable to: Academy Manager


There has never been a more exciting time to work at Wolves. The Club is in the process of developing practices, strategies and teams to deliver success at the very highest level. This has never been as important as on the field of play.

Due to an internal restructure of the Coaching Department, with Scott Sellars appointed as Head of Academy Player Development, the position of Lead U23 Coach is now vacant. The successful individual will be responsible for the U23 team of players and work closely with the staff to ensure the players are appropriately supported and developed at the club.


• The Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground, Compton Park, Wolverhampton.


• Flexible working hours required. Local, National and International travel where necessary.


•  Lead coaching duties for the Academy U23 age group.
•  A clear understanding of the Club and Coaching Philosophy, along with the VMOST plan.
•  Multi-disciplinary communication to ensure the well-being and holistic development of the Academy U23 players.
•  Organisation, delivery and management of the U23 Coaching and Games Programme.
•  Administration of player performance data for the Academy U23 squad.
•  Implementing and maintaining the Premier League’s ‘Elite Player Performance Plan’ (EPPP) rules and regulations for the Academy Professional Development Phase.
•  Monitoring of players out on Loan, with reports provided.
•  Support of the recruitment plan.
•  Member of the Senior Coaching Team (SCT) with responsibility to further develop club philosophy and mentoring of coaches through their Staff Development Plans.
•  Member of the Clubs Technical Board


UEFA ‘A’ Licence Minimum
FA Youth Award Level 3 and working towards 17-21 Advanced Youth Award
Excellent knowledge of Professional Football.
At least 3 years’ experience working in Academy or Senior Football within the Professional Phase.
Focus on Individual player development within a team process
Excellent interpersonal skills, be adaptable to work with members of staff across departments and senior staff.
Ability to work under pressure and willing to work unsociable hours to meet deadlines.
Dedicated to self-improvement and personal development
Organised, methodical and logical approach to work.
High level I.T. and presentation skills, in building and delivering relevant information.

An ability to communicate in multiple languages.
Creative presentation skills and experience of presentation.

To apply for this position please send a covering letter and CV to outlining your suitability for the role. Please also complete and return the Diversity Monitoring Information form.
Please use the title of the position as the email subject.

The deadline for applications is 17:00 Friday 1st June 2018

Interviews will take place Friday 8th June 2018

As part of our commitment to providing a safe environment for children and adults at risk you will be asked during the recruitment process, to obtain a check from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Wolverhampton Wanderers is an Equal Opportunities Employer