Hull City

Academy Manager

24 July 2020

Hull City are seeking to appoint a proficient, ambitious and dedicated professional for the position of Academy Manager. Reporting to the Vice Chairman, the successful candidate will be required to supervise the coaching of all age groups and oversee scholar recruitment.

Location: Bishop Burton College, York Road, Bishop Burton, Beverley, HU17 8QG

Closing Date: Monday 31st August 2020 at 4.00pm 

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement the Academy Plan
  • Manage and develop all internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Achieve and retain EPPP2 status
  • Ensure Academy Coaching Plan is aligned to 1st Team Coaching Plan
  • Lead and administer the Technical Strategy Board
  • Develop and manage the Academy Budget
  • Ensure all Academy documentation meets regulatory requirements
  • Conduct annual appraisals for all Academy staff
  • Work effectively with the Club Media Department
  • Manage and direct all Academy Sports Science activity
  • Ensure compliance with HSE and Safeguarding Legislation
  • Oversee the development and management of the Scouting Network


  • Attention to detail a vital attribute
  • Maintaining the highest professional standards and at all times
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours and weekends
  • Understanding of a constantly changing culture / demand
  • Ability to work alone & lead other staff
  • Work well as part of an Academy full-time staff team
  • Ability to build & maintain local relationships

 Essential Criteria:

  • Current UEFA B Licence
  • FA Youth Modules 1-3
  • Valid FA EFAiF
  • Valid FA Safeguarding Certificate

Desirable Criteria:

  • Current UEFA A Licence
  • FA Advanced Youth Award
  • University Degree BA or BSc

Required Coaching Experience:

  • Evidence and experience of coaching a competitive team within a defined playing philosophy
  • Knowledge or previous experience of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP)
  • Knowledge or previous experience of the PMA
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team

About the Academy:

Hull City Academy develops and works with talented young footballers from the age of 8 to 23. We have made significant progress at the Academy since the Club successfully achieved its quest to gain Category Two status in the summer of 2015, with the primary focus on developing and nurturing players with outstanding potential into future first team regulars. In line with the Football Association’s Charter of Quality, the Academy prepares players of the future for the Club and enables our scholars to progress both on and off the field throughout their tenure with us.

To apply for this role, please send your CV to [email protected] We also request that you complete our Equality & Diversity Form and return it along with your application; this is to help us monitor the range of candidates and will be treated with the upmost confidence.

Hull City Tigers Ltd are committed to Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults and colleagues are expected to contribute to the delivery of our safeguarding policy and procedures. Some posts may require the employee to undertake an enhanced disclosure check by The Disclosure and Barring Service.

Hull City Tigers Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, belief and gender.

Please note we reserve the right to close this advertisement once we have received a satisfactory number of applicants; if you have not been contacted within ten working days of the closing date then you should assume that unfortunately your application has not been shortlisted on this occasion.