Vacancy: Senior Development Coach

Senior Development Coach **Location: Lotus Training Centre Contract and Hours:  Permanent, 40 hours a week, as and when required Salary: Competitive, plus Company Benefits  **

The Senior Development Coach is a new and exciting role within the Academy structure at Norwich City Football Club. Working alongside the Head of Football Development, the Senior Development Coach will contribute to the development of players and coaches across the U15 – U23 age groups.

The role will be very practical in nature and requires an experienced individual who is comfortable ‘on the grass’ contributing to the delivery of high-quality coaching and supporting the current coaching structure. This role also requires an enthusiasm to be working with and improving players across various age groups.

The successful candidate must have a proven track record in Youth Development and First Team coaching, with experience of operating within a senior football management environment and be comfortable at directorship level.


  • Excellent personal skills with the ability to connect and build rapport with players and staff
  • Buy into the Club culture and vision. A desire to improve others and show humility
  • Positive role model and will consistently demonstrate the club behaviours
  • Willing to take direction, fit in to a wider plan and follow Club coaching and playing philosophies
  • High level development coach with ability to deliver challenging and engaging sessions consistently
  • Ability to analyse and review performance of young players, supporting them with their individual development
  • Can draw on experience to challenge thinking and bring new ideas
  • Development mindset with ability to work across age groups


  • UEFA A Licence (essential)
  • FA Advanced Youth Award (essential)
  • FA Safeguarding Workshop qualification (essential)
  • EFAiF Level 2 First Aid Qualification (essential)
  • Experience of working in Academy Football (essential)
  • Experience as an Academy Manager/Head of Coaching/First Team Football or similar (essential)
  • UEFA Pro Licence (desirable)
  • BSC Hons (desirable)

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to join the Canaries, click ‘Apply’ now on to become our Senior Development Coach!  

Closing date: Sunday 19th September 2021. Interviews will be conducted 1-2 weeks after the closing date, and will involve a formal interview as well as practical coaching session at the Lotus Training Centre in Norwich.

Norwich City Football Club are committed to ensuring equal opportunities are given to all and welcomes applications from all areas of the community regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnerships.

Norwich City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and recognises the importance of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the workplace. Please be aware that a criminal disclosure and identity check will be carried out for this post. Engagement will be subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure. 

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