Hull City

Head of Academy Goalkeeping

20 July 2020

Hull City Academy are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our team as Head of Academy Goalkeeping on a full time basis. Reporting directly to the Academy Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for all goalkeeping coaches, the delivery and development of the curriculum as well as the day to day coaching and match preparation of the U18’s and U23’s goalkeepers.

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

Salary: £28,000- £30,000 per annum                       Closing Date: Monday 10th August 2020 at 4:00pm

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for the development of long-term strategies to ensure the successful production of elite goalkeepers for all our squads
  • The identification of new coaches to assist in the delivery of all sessions under EPPP guidelines
  • Deliver a high standard of coaching that follow the Academy curriculum and playing philosophy
  • Provide regular updates on all Academy activity and player progress to the Academy Manager & Head of Coaching
  • Represent the Club and Academy in a professional manner and be a positive role model to the players at all times
  • Ensure all PMA and other relevant administration tasks are up to date ensuring all part-time staff do likewise
  • When required alongside the Academy Manager and Head of Coaching organise & take part in CPD events for full and part time coaches
  • Work closely with all Academy Coaches to ensure smooth transition between each Academy age group
  • Work closely with Head of Academy Recruitment, scouts and Development Centre staff
  • Build new relationships/ partnerships that will enhance the Academy
  • Ensure all six weekly reviews are completed for all GK’s within the Academy and recorded on PMA
  • Evaluate the goalkeeping provision within the Academy so that The APP can be reviewed at the end of each season
  • Take an active part in coaching with the boys on day release
  • Arrange Goalkeeper days during school holidays
  • Attend all Academy Team Meetings required
  • Maintain UEFA Qualifications and Emergency Aid Qualification
  • Work closely with the Academy FA Club Support Officer
  • Contribute to Scouting and Talent Identification as and when directed by the Academy Manager
  • Act on any information supplied by the Community Department regarding identified players, school festivals or initiatives
  • Carry out additional duties / sessions as directed by The Academy Manager & Head of Academy Recruitment, Head of Coaching
  • Maintain good relationships with parents, keeping them informed of information as and when required
  • Overnight stays UK and overseas travel with the squads when required
  • Have an understanding of individual responsibility in complying with Safeguarding and Health and Safety polices
  • Any other duties commensurate with the post

The successful candidate will be required to work a three month probation period.

Essential Criteria:

  • UEFA B Licence
  • UEFA B Licence GK
  • FA Youth Modules 1-3
  • Valid FA EFAiF
  • Valid FA Safeguarding certificate

Desirable Criteria:

  • UEFA A Licence
  • UEFA A Licence GK
  • FA Advanced Youth Award

Required Coaching Experience:

  • Coaching within Academy development programme, with players aged U8-23’s
  • Evidence and experience of coaching a competitive team within a 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


  • Attention to detail.
  • Maintaining the highest professional standards and at all times.
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours and weekends.
  • Ability to work alone & lead other staff
  • Open minded with a view to adopting new practices
  • Work well as part of an Academy Staff
  • Ability to build & maintain relationships

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.