Job Title: ETC Player Development Lead

Reports To: Directors/Committee

Hours: 4-8 hours per week

Salary: Competitive

Hull City Ladies FC are further strengthening the Hull City Ladies Girls Development Pathway and are recruiting for an Emerging Talent Centre (ETC) Player Development Lead.

Role Purpose:

  • Lead and inspire an environment where any player is welcome, and possibility is encouraged via a systemic approach to emerging an undeveloped talent potential
  • To deliver on the Ultimate Goals of the ETC programme including increasing the quality and diversity of players whilst ensuring any young player with potential can access the centre.
  • Play a key role in making the ETC a place where players learn, have fun and develop a love for the game
  • Protect the ETC’s Ultimate Goal of a late specialisation remit
  • Drive a non- selective philosophy through dual registration practice supporting the Ultimate Goal of increased playing time, varied and enhanced football experiences
  • Play a key role in ensuring the ETC contributes positively to its local sporting and wider community
  • Lead the development – and oversee the delivery of – the ETC’s player development philosophy
  • Ensure the ETC’s coaching programme adheres to or exceeds FA ETC licence requirements
  • Be an advocate and guardian of the women’s game

Key Accountabilities:

Specific Duties

  • Design and periodically review coaching curriculum.
  • Seek input and respond to feedback from other coaches in the development and the delivery of the coaching curriculum.
  • Oversee ETC coaches in their planning, preparation, and evaluation of their coaching sessions.
  • Plan, prepare and evaluate own coaching sessions.
  • Work with individual players; set appropriated development targets with a plan to work towards those targets.
  • Provide feedback to players (using technology where appropriate).
  • Monitor and evaluate player development; provide feedback to players and parents on a regular basis.
  • Liaise with and work closely with coaches, medics and performance staff regarding player development, and prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries.
  • Encourage / support the holistic development of players to support them as people and players.
  • Be available to players to offer advice, guidance and support on football and personal matters Liaising with Club Welfare Officer.
  • Oversee the work of coaches to ensure ETC practice supports player engagement in their learning and development, ensuring players:
    – are encouraged to ask questions and seek feedback for improvement and clarity,
    – are encouraged to have input to footballing decisions and their own learning process,
    – are communicated the why’ as well as ‘what’ of decisions, – know and understand the purpose and ‘why’ of training sessions,
  • Lead and support the player selection policy alongside the ETC’s Talent Identification Plan ensuring accessible opportunities for potential players.
  • Through being a role-model, contribute to the development of a learning environment where people take responsibility for their own development, feel able to learn from their mistakes, experiment and show humility.
  • Be a role model of good personal wellbeing practice, and therefore show the way to the coaching staff for sustainable performance.
  • Provide clarity regarding expectations, regular feedback, and appropriate support to enable strong leadership, engagement, and performance in the role.
  • Ensure every coach has a personalised Development Plan (DP) that is tailored to meet their needs and wants, which they are committed to.
  • Observe, and provide feedback to coaches to assist their development.
  • Ensure all ETC games and festivals are well managed with a development philosophy clear to players and coaches.

Essential Skills:

Experience and Knowledge

· Background in Talent Development

· Experience of creating and managing programmes to facilitate young players’ long term athletic development

· An up to date understanding of Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures

· Experience of roles which have brought understanding of how children learn and develop (e.g., teaching) Experience of leading a team of


· Knowledge and awareness of diversity and equality challenges in football


· UEFA B/FA Level 3 in Coaching Football or above

· Qualification or Teaching experience


· FA Safeguarding Children

· FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAIF) or FA Emergency First Aid

General Responsibilities:

  • Be an ambassador of Hull City Ladies FC giving excellent customer service at all times, portraying a professional image throughout the interaction.
  • Treat all colleagues as customers ensuring respectful positive outcomes across all communications.
  • Perform other duties as required, which are considered relevant to the post and to the objectives of HCLFC.

Adhere to and abide by all HCLFC policies, procedures and guidelines especially remembering responsibilities to others under:

– Equal opportunities and dignity at work policies

– Health & Safety policy and

– Safeguarding

This post is subject to enhanced disclosure.

Other information:

Hull City Ladies FC is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities, fairness of treatment, dignity, work life balance and the elimination of all forms of discrimination in the workplace for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassments and in which all decisions are based on merit. It is pertinent to mention that female coaches are under-represented and we would welcome applications from any interested parties.

It is our policy to treat all workers and job applicants equally and fairly irrespective of their sex, marital status, civil partnership status, trans-gender status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, national origin, culture, religion, age or disability.

How to apply :

Please send a covering letter, CV and two references for the attention of Club Secretary Alex Robinson by email to:

Closing date: 08/07/24. Interviews: w/c 15/07/2024.

If you don’t hear back within five days of sending details, you have not been considered for this role at this time, but thank you for expressing interest in Hull City Ladies Football Club.