Vacancy: Girls ETC Player Development Lead (Part-time)

June 26, 2024 Jim Green

Chester FC Community Trust is seeking an experienced coach for the role of Player Development Lead within the Chester FC Girls’ Emerging Talent Centre.

The Player Development Lead will create, lead and implement the technical programme for the Girls ETC, working alongside the ETC Manager and coaches to support high performing female players at U10s, U12s and U14s.

This is a part-time role for 8 hours per week with applicants required to attend the 30-week training programme, which runs from September until June on Monday evenings from 5.30pm to 7pm. There will also be a games programme during school holidays.

The ideal candidate will have an FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football, together with FA first aid and safeguarding certificates, a track record of player development, and a good understanding of the England Women’s Player Pathway.

The hourly rate for this role is £15 per hour, with additional renumeration of £20 per home fixture and £40 per away fixture. We also offer Chester FC uniform, support with CPD and training, and a fantastic opportunity to take on a key role within a successful club community organisation. Appointment will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and a full UK driving licence would be an advantage.

Player Development Lead Responsibilities
• Lead and inspire an environment where any player is welcome, and development is encouraged via a systemic approach to identify emerging talent.
• Creating and delivering session plans to provide high quality coaching to girls playing in U10s, U12s and U14s age groups, to attain the highest levels of performance possible in a safe, secure and supportive environment.
• Implement training and games programme in line with the Chester FC Girls ETC curriculum, as well as supporting coaches to ensure this is done universally.
• Monitor player development and support players and coaches to construct relevant and achievable individual development plans following the completion of player review process.
• Liaise with, and maintain an open line of communication with, the clubs the players involved in the ETC come from to provide and align the players’ development both in house and away from the centre.
• Work alongside the ETC Manager to ensure players are receiving the best experience possible to support each individual develop appropriately across the FA’s four corners.
• Work alongside ETC coaches to provide a challenging football environment to meet the needs of all players in your group.
• Ensure effective communication between all departments and stakeholders, including parents, is continuous throughout the season.
• Adhere to FA safeguarding and equality policies and procedures, and FA and ETC codes of conduct at all times


Please submit a covering letter together with your CV marked for the attention of CEO Jim Green via

The closing date for applications is Friday 5th July 2024.