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SFA ETC is Recruiting

Somerset Football Association is looking to ENGAGE with coaches to support The FA’s new female pathway through the Emerging Talent Centre. The aim of these new posts is to deliver practical football sessions in line with the Girls’ Emerging Talent Centre technical programme.

The Emerging Talent Centre (formerly the Advanced Coaching Centre) is the new female talent pathway funded by The FA.  The purpose of the Emerging Talent Centre is to identify and develop future potential through local and accessible high-quality training environments.  Somerset FA is proud to host the ETC programme in Somerset.

The Coach Vacancies we have available are:

Coach – Foundation Phase (U10s/U12s)
Coach – U14s Age Group
GK Coach – All age group GKs (Foundation Phase / U14s & U16s)
Strength & Conditioning Coach – All age groups
Female Coach Mentees – Foundation Phase (U10s/U12s)

Start Date:    Wednesday 7th September 2022

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated coaches who can work with talented female players with a focus to develop, support and create a fantastic learning environment.  The Coaches will need to be a minimum Level 2 for outfield coaches & minimum level 2 GK for GK role and have up to date Safeguarding and Emergency Aid qualifications in place.

The roles encompass the following areas:

The safeguarding and welfare of players within their designated age group
Providing high quality coaching and support
Delivering a training and games programme in line with the technical programme 
Individual player development

You need to be passionate about and committed to coaching, and the development of players within a talent pathway.  You will have an understanding and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Closing date for all Job Vacancies is: Monday 25th July 2022

About the Emerging Talent Centre (ETC)

The ETC forms part of the Lioness Talent Pathway which identifies and prepares talented young players with the potential to become a senior Lioness. With the objective of winning major tournaments, our pathway plays an essential role in the identification and confirmation of talent and ensuring the best players are available to Women’s England teams.

This new pathway improves on the previous pathway with better accessibility, more inclusivity, reducing the impact on early selection, more focussed investment and by providing more appropriate challenges.

ETC's are a National programme designed to support the development of Elite Female Players across England. Somerset FA will operate at the Foundation Phase of U10s-U12’s and U14's and U16’s for the 2022/23 season.

In Somerset we provide a professional environment to allow Elite Female Players to reach their full potential within the game and have the opportunity to progress up the Player Pathway.

The programme will continue to support the long term development of the players and provide them with the tools to achieve their goals while moving through the FA’s Lioness Talent Pathway.

Somerset FA takes the safeguarding and protection of children seriously and the person engaged to this role will be equally passionate in the safeguarding of children and young people and vulnerable adults. You will be required to follow the County FA Safeguarding policy, sign a Safeguarding Code of Conduct and attend additional County FA safeguarding training.

Due to the nature of these posts, the successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check through The FA DBS process.

If you have any questions please contact the ETC Centre Manager, Rachael Lawler-Edwards on 07951 360626 or email 

To apply please complete the application form here via this link:  
(if you would prefer a hard copy application form, please contact Rachael directly and she will send this to you)

*References and qualifications will be verified ahead of any appointment to the role

Somerset FA Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and would actively encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please note you will not be an employee of Somerset FA but will be engaged as a contractor to deliver the sessions. Consequently, this position is a self-employed position, you will be required to make the appropriate tax and national insurance payments from the gross payment.

Somerset FA acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. We are committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. As this role may involve direct access to young persons under the age of eighteen and/or Adults at Risk, within the context of the job or any subsequently related activities or responsibilities, the successful candidate will undergo a thorough screening process and will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through The FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.