Technical Director

  • Employer Blackburn Rovers Football & Athletic Ltd
  • Town / City Blackburn
  • Job Type Part-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Position Type Permanent Year(s) Contract
  • Closing Date 14/02/2019
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Department: Girl’s Regional Talent Club
Based at: Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, however flexibility regarding location is required.
Reports to: Head of Women & Girls Elite Football
Responsible for: All Regional Talent Club staff including Coaches, Support staff, Performance Coaches, Physiotherapist, Sports Therapist, Education & Welfare and Psychologist.
Hours of work: 12.5 hours per week, plus any additional hours necessary for the performance of duties. This includes attending all training sessions and match days. This role will include evening and weekend work.
Salary: £9,900 per annum
Contractual Status: Permanent
Job Purpose: To establish a sustainable system and approach to coach development within the Regional Talent Club. To also develop the coaches so they improve and perform to the best of their potential and are consequently able to maximize the potential of the players they work with.
Duties and Responsibilities: To design, manage and implement the Coaching Curriculum to all phases.

Work according to Blackburn Rovers Ladies FC philosophy and values.

Ensure coaches have a clear understanding and acceptance of their development needs and an up-to-date Training Need Analysis (TNA).

Ensure individual coaches have Development Action Plans (DAP).

Work with coaches to develop their abilities and potential.

Ensure coaches hold the required qualifications and up-to-date licenses.

To ensure development programmes are designed and delivered.

To ensure coaches are working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT).

Oversee the aligning of coaching curriculum with playing and coaching philosophy.

To design and implement a Club Specific Coach Competency Framework (CCF) to monitor and evaluate coaches in order to develop DAP’s and group coach development opportunities.

To ensure the RTC Coaching Curriculum is constantly delivered in line with the Ladies playing philosophy and coaching philosophy.

To provide assistance in ensuring the RTC meets the requirements to ensure FA Funding & Requirements for the RTC Licence.

Liaise with Lead BRFC Community Trust Women & Girls Development Officer ensuring that an effective schools/development programme is in operation.

Liaise with the Centre Manager with regards to individual players and

Skills required: A dynamic, confident communicator whilst able to adapt style and approach as and when required and also able to engage with businesses, coaches and players.

Attention to detail and excellent organisational skills are required along with a conscientious approach to all areas of work.

Flexible approach to work with a proven commitment to teamwork.

Knowledge of safeguarding children and/or vulnerable groups.

Knowledge required: To have worked with female elite players.

Have knowledge of player development within the female game.

Have knowledge and multiple player links for enhancing player recruitment.

Qualifications required: UEFA A Licence (Essential)


FA Safeguarding

FA Youth Award

DBS check required: Yes (Enhanced)

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