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VACANCY: Head of Coaching & Player Development

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become a part of the Academy's coaching team

22 December 2022

Club News

VACANCY: Head of Coaching & Player Development

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become a part of the Academy's coaching team

22 December 2022

Accrington Stanley Football Club have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and driven individual to join the Accrington Stanley Academy (Category 3) as Head of Coaching & Player Development.

Due to a restructure aiming to enhance our player pathway, Scott Rogers will be taking a role as Professional Development Phase Lead; meaning the Head of Coaching position is now available.

The accountabilities of the Head of Coaching shall include:

  • Have responsibility for delivery of the Academy's Coaching Curriculum.
  • Be responsible for designing and delivering the club's continued professional development programme, which shall reflect the club's playing philosophy and coaching philosophy and each coach's Coach Competency Framework for all the club's Academy coaches.
  • Provide a clear, up-to-date Training needs analysis (TNA) of every individual coach's current and required level of performance.
  • In conjunction with each of the club's coaches, plan, deliver and monitor the delivery of individual development plans for each such coach.

If you have the aspiration, drive, and qualifications to join our professional and ambitious Category 3 Academy, please complete the following online form and email your CV to Chris Hough.

To read the full job description, please follow the link below:

The closing date for applications is Saturday 31st December.

Interviews will be held at a date to be confirmed.

Only those invited to interview will receive return notification from Accrington Stanley Football Club.

Accrington Stanley is committed to a policy of treating individuals fairly and recruiting, selecting, training, and promoting based on merit, experience, and other work-related criteria.

We do not discriminate against any applicant based on age, race, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.


Accrington Stanley Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role involves the supervision of and working with children and young people. The role will require CRC check through the DBS and clearance for work in football by the FA. As the role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, the applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Accrington Stanley Football Club's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is to confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, gender, gender assignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, race, nationality, ethnicity (race), religion, ability or disability, pregnancy or maternity and to encourage equal opportunities (Protected Characteristics, Equality Act 2010).

Employees of Accrington Stanley Football Club must ensure a positive commitment towards equality, diversity and inclusion by treating others fairly and not committing any form of discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.

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