VACANCY: FA Coach Mentor

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The Football Association is looking to appoint a Coach Mentor to support Manchester FA.

The appointed person will work on specific projects, supporting:

  • FA Charter Standard Clubs

  • Specific target groups (BAME, Female & Disability)

  • Grassroots Clubs

  • Football Leagues

  • Coach Education in a Mentoring capacity.

You would be working on a part-time basis, on a minimum 100 hour contract for the season and will provide agreed hours of mentoring support, across a 12 month period. Mentors will provide quality targeted support that challenges coaches to excel in their work and enhance coaching standards nationally.

The aim of the Mentoring programme is:

  • To support the development of coaches in grassroots football leaving a lasting legacy.

  • To work with clubs to identify the needs of coaches.

  • To mentor and support coaches working in Charter Standard Clubs.

  • To observe, provide feedback and create action plans for clubs and individuals.

  • To develop and deliver a programme of support for coaches across the 'four corners'.

  • To support coach development, focusing upon the knowledge, skills and attributes to be an effective coach.

  • To support and develop reflection skills.

  • To develop individual, bespoke club based events to support the learning of coaches.

The mentoring programme will meet the needs of coaches at a local level, promoting and cascading the principles of the England DNA, as well as linking with The FA Respect programme.

We now seek applications from perspective mentors with the right credentials, knowledge, skills attributes and time to provide mentoring opportunities for coaches working within specific target groups (BAME, Female & Disability), Grassroots Clubs, Football Leagues and Coach Education in a Mentoring capacity.

Application Process

If you wish to be considered for the Coach Mentor position complete the application form, which can be downloaded below, and return it together with your CV to coachmentorapplications@thefa.com. Please note that only electronic applications will be accepted.

Unfortunately, as we will not be able to respond to everyone individually, if you do not hear from us by Friday 11 August please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. 

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Wednesday 9 August. Any applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

Interviews are scheduled to take place at Manchester FA on Friday 18 August.

Following interview, the successful candidate accepted as an FA Coach Mentor will be required to attend a one day training/familiarisation session at a St. George's Park (for which no fee will be payable). This induction will be take place on Saturday 9 September (further details will be provided at the interview stage) and it is essential that you attend this session prior to being appointed as an FA Coach Mentor.   

No further interview or induction dates will be available this year, therefore please only apply if you are able to commit to attend the date above. If you have any queries, contact coachmentorapplications@thefa.com