Charlton Athletic Football Club


Charlton Athletic F C Ltd, Training Ground, Sparrows Lane

Salary Range


Contract Type

Part Time

Closing Date

28 April 2023

Job Description

​Position: Academy Casual U11 Coach​

Location: Training Ground, Sparrows Lane, Eltham

Hours: Part Time

About Us:

Charlton Athletic Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Charlton, south-east London. The club was founded on June 9th, 1905 and has a very storied history from rising to the top-flight of English Football in the 1930s (First Division) and again in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, to winning the FA Cup in 1947 and to leaving their Valley home in the mid-1980s only to make an impassioned return in 1992. Historically, the women’s team played under Charlton Athletic from 2000 to 2007 but were released to become an independently run team in 2007 following the men’s team’s relegation from the Premier League.

The women’s team were originally formed as a non-professional team in 1991 and were highly successful in the early 2000s winning The FA Cup, the League Cup, and the Charity Shield, as well as coming runners-up in the top division in multiple seasons. In February 2021, the club acquired the Charlton Athletic Women’s team, turning the team full-time professional, and integrating them to become one club again.

Currently, our men’s first team competes in League One, the third tier of English football, and our women’s team competes in the Women’s Championship, the second highest division of women’s football in England. At Charlton, we are ‘one club’ and can be truly described as a ‘family club’.

Role Description:

We are looking to recruit a part time coach at Foundation Phase to work within our Youth Academy, holding the responsibility for the coaching and development of our players in a particular age group

Key Responsibilities:

To coach an age group squad for 3/4 sessions per week
To joint-manage the team for all matches
To plan and evaluate all training sessions using the Premier League’s Performance Management Application (PMA)
To evaluate player and team match performances on PMA.
To produce detailed player cycle evaluation reports via PMA regularly throughout the season and to attend player meetings to discuss these performance reviews.
To attend all appropriate meetings and Continued Professional Development (CPD) courses organised by the Youth Academy
To keep all relevant qualifications up-to-date

UEFA B Licence (E)
Advance Youth Award (D)
FA Youth Module Awards 1, 2 and 3 (E/working towards qualification)
Child Protection Certificate (E)
​Emergency First Aid in Football (E/working towards qualification
​Specific Skills

Background in football as a player or coach at a good level with the ability to demonstrate the relevant techniques of the game (E)
Experience of coaching elite / high level players of school age (D)
The organisational skills and commitment to produce and keep up to date the required administrative tasks as detailed above (E)
Enthusiasm, passion, positivity, reliability and the ability to be reflective and positive to feed-back (E)
Significant experience as a coach (minimum 5 years) (E)
An understanding of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) environment and the importance of the Four Corners of youth development and the Long-Term Player Development model (D)
The ability to work as part of a team (E)

Excellent verbal and written communication skills (E)
Excellent ability to coach with creativity and clarity, the fundamentals of the game within a structured framework (E)
Ability to work with all levels of management and be able to work as part of a team as well as to take own initiative (E)
Ability to meet strict deadlines in a pressurised environment (E)
​Reliable and highly motivated towards the role and trustworthy with sensitive data (E)
Additional Information:

This a full time role that includes work on weekends and evenings (negotiable);
Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK;
Charlton Athletic FC is committed to following relevant health & safety regulations and all members of staff are expected to be fully aware and adhere to, at all times, the Club’s H&S and fire safety procedures;
Charlton Athletic Football Club are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment;
CAFC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, color, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.


Charlton Athletic Football Club are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The successful candidate may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining a post, as all cases are mediated individually according to the nature of the role and the information provided.

Note: Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive we regret that we are unable to respond to unsuccessful applicants.

To Apply: Please send a copy of your CV as well as a covering letter explaining why you want to apply for this placement to: ​​

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