Careers: Trust Player Development Centre Coaches

By: Watford FC Staff

Our vision at the Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust is to ‘improve lives, enhance communities’ and aim to ‘make a positive difference for all through sport, physical activity and learning’. We have developed a strong track record of delivering high quality community-based initiatives and services.

Our work focuses on three priority areas: Health & Wellbeing, Learning & Skills, and Social Inclusion, alongside a core theme of work in Football and Sports Development. These are all underpinned by our promise to deliver accessible opportunities.

Are you a passionate team player who wants to make a positive difference through football? Look no further and apply to join our Player Development Centre team to deliver on one of six Player Development Centres across Hertfordshire & Harrow. We are specifically looking for coaches for the following Player Development Centres:

  • St Albans & Advanced
  • Harrow & Advanced

Must be able to commit to both sessions to apply for the role.

You will be key to educating and developing young people around how to develop as a footballer and as a person.

Download the full job advert HERE.

Department: Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust
Reporting to: Richard Bulling – Football Development Officer
Hours: Harrow PDC Coach (Monday Evenings; 6pm-9pm) – 3hrs pw term time + Advanced PDC Coach (Watford FC Training Ground, London Colney) (Friday evenings; 5pm-9pm) – 4hrs pw time + additional fixtures during half terms.
St Albans PDC Coach (Monday Evenings; 6pm-9pm) – 3hrs pw term time + Advanced PDC Coach (Watford FC Training Ground, London Colney) (Friday evenings; 5pm-9pm) – 4hrs pw time + additional fixtures during half terms.
Salary: Level 1 - £9.50, Level 2 - £11.75 and Level 3 - £14.00 dependent on qualifications and experience
Location: Multiple locations within Hertfordshire / Harrow
Contract Type: Casual
Closing Date: Friday January 21 2022
Interview Date: Friday January 28 2022, evening. At Watford FC’s Training Ground, AL2 1BZ.

Your key responsibilities, but not limited to:

• Providing high quality football delivery to local ‘advanced’ Grassroots Football Players in line with projects values and structure.
• Ensuring that coaching sessions delivered in the Player Development Centres are in line with the FA Four Corner Model & our PDC Coaching Syllabus.
• Ensuring you tailor your coaching approach / style to fit the individual needs for each player.
• Ensuring the team provides high quality provision to all players.
• Liaising with the Player Development Centre Lead to build new & existing relationships with local Grassroots Football Clubs and/or players.

Equal Opportunities:

We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic working environment by building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more wide-ranging we are, the better our work will be.

We are committed to Safeguarding children and adults at risk. The necessary Disclosure and Barring Service check will apply to this post.

Application process:

  1. If you would like to work as a Player Development Centre Coach please download an application form located on the Watford FC Community Sport & Education Trust website HERE.

  2. Please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to Ensure that in your application form you have referred to the ‘must have’ and ‘desirable’ requirements for this role in the Supporting Statement section.

  3. If successful in the application process, you will be invited in for a coaching assessment on Friday January 28 2022 (evening) at Watford FC’s training ground, AL2 1BZ. You will be asked to provide copies of all relevant qualifications, and a copy of your proof of right to work in the UK on the day.

If you require any further information or wish to discuss the opportunity, please contact

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