Casual Academy Coach

Job description

Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English Premier League Club, based in North London, with a global following of millions.


Led by the late great Bill Nicholson, the Club became the first in England to win the League and FA Cup Double in 1961, and the first in the UK to win a European Trophy two years later. Spurs has since been home to some of the game’s great entertainers, including Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Gareth Bale, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.


In April 2019, the Club opened an iconic new stadium that sits at the heart of a £1billion sport-led regeneration of North Tottenham. The stadium is the largest football club stadium in London and is a multi-use venue with the ability to host a variety of events 365 days a year, including NFL, boxing, rugby, concerts and other major events, plus visitor attractions including Stadium Tours and the Dare Skywalk.


The stadium development scheme has to date created more than 4,000 new jobs for local people, with circa £300m pumped into the local economy each year.


Tottenham Hotspur has:


  • A clear strategy to develop talent from within its Academy, showcased by a strong track record of Academy players graduating to the first-team squad.
  • A £100m state-of-the-art Training Centre that supports the Club’s ambition to attract, develop and retain the best talent.
  • Commercial partnerships with globally-recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA), one of the world’s leading providers of life insurance services, and Nike, the world’s leading sports footwear and apparel company
  • A commitment to minimizing its environmental impact across Club operations, being named as the greenest in the Premier League for the past three years. Tottenham Hotspur is a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, committing to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and become net zero carbon by 2040
  • An award-winning Foundation that is renowned for creating opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health and social inclusion programmes


The Club operates out of multiple sites, including a world class Training Centre in Enfield where all the First Team and the Academy’s training and coaching activities occur, and where the Academy department is based.


Job Purpose


The Club is seeking a casual coach to work in conjunction with existing members of the Coaching team with Academy age groups (U7-U12), Development Centres and Talent ID Activities as assigned by the Head of Academy Football Development.


The position will involve working irregular hours, so a flexible candidate is sought. 


Key Responsibilities


  • Coach Pre-Academy, Development Centre and Academy aged players between 7 years and 12 years on a weekly basis, as directed by the Head of Academy Football Development
  • Plan and record coaching sessions according to the Tottenham Hotspur Academy Philosophy and in line with EPPP rules
  • Conduct regular Player Reports in line with EPPP rules
  • Match Day preparation for assigned age group(s)
  • Liaise with and communicate with parents on a weekly basis
  • Support the Academy Performance Manager and the coaching department with regular feedback via reports and meetings
  • Support the department to devise and regularly review an age specific Meso, Macro and Micro syllabus of work for the season
  • Keep accurate and up-to-date records of attendance and all sessions on the PMA
  • Conduct Parent and Player meetings in line with PL rules
  • Support the Academy Recruitment Department with Talent Identification activities
  • Plan and deliver age specific coaching workshops to include video analysis



Personal Attributes


  • Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas
  • Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
  • Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility
  • Approachable person with ability to deal with day-to-day issues on own initiative
  • Effective time management and planning skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and energetic personality
  • Good attention to detail employing thorough working practices
  • Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility


Skills And Experience


  • Minimum qualification of UEFA B License (Mandatory)
  • Desirable qualification of UEFA A License
  • Advanced FA Youth Award (Mandatory)
  • First Aid / ITMMiF or ATMMiF qualification (Mandatory)
  • FA Safeguarding Children qualification (Mandatory)
  • Previous relevant experience of working as a coach in an Academy environment.


Safeguarding is fundamental to the success in all that we do. Successful candidates are subject to an enhanced DBS check with child’s barred list.


Tottenham Hotspur Football Club welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.