Under 17 Men’s Head Coach Vacancy

Sligo Rovers are seeking applications for the role as Head Coach of our Men’s Under 17 team for the 2023 season.

The position of Under-17 Men’s Head Coach is key to the ongoing development of our elite Academy players and will play a significant role in their development through this team and onto our Under 19’s and or Men’s Senior team. The role will provide valuable experience for the successful candidate of working with an elite group of players in a professional environment.

Job Description

– Help club achieve its vision to ‘Build a brand that is associated with excellence on and off the pitch for football, to be considered as an example of excellence and best practice, and one of the major developer of players within the country at academy, and eventually senior level’.
– The development and nurturing of a pool of elite players to facilitate their current and future success as individuals and as a team.
– Organise, plan and deliver a suitable player development programme in line with the FAI and Sligo Rovers coaching syllabus.
– Uphold the clubs code of conduct and implement club’s vision on and off the pitch.
– Set high standards for the players both on and off the pitch.
– Create and maintain appropriate communication with players / parents / clubs / leagues and any stakeholders relevant to the team
– To work with the media in any area regarding Sligo Rovers FC.
– Ensure the club adheres to FAI rules and regulations and competition rules. . 
– To ensure that all delivery satisfies the clubs safeguarding and welfare procedures 

Job Specification:
The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas:

Essential Criteria
– A current valid UEFA A Licence holder as a minimum.
– Successful candidate will be subjected to Garda vetting clearance. 
– Up to date Safeguarding 1 / Child Welfare Certificate.
– An ability to produce verbal and written reports.
– Access to both email and phone.
– Experience and enthusiasm for coaching and mentoring elite young players and coaches.

Desirable Criteria
– Administrative and organisational skills.
– Previous experience of coaching in female game.
– Coach mentoring experience.

Abilities / Skills / Knowledge: 
– Has the leadership ability to inspire a team to play to their maximum potential
– Ability to communicate and implement club’s philosophy as Head Coach.
– Excellent communication skills with the ability to build meaningful, strong strategic relationships with players, staff and officials.
– Understanding of learning, development and high performance with a proven ability to create optimum and challenging learning environments for players.

– Strong existing relationships within football in North-West.
– Must be available for games / training at weekends and evenings.

To apply for this position please email your CV with a cover letter by Monday, November 21st at 5pm to Conor O’ Grady, Head of Academy, Sligo Rovers FC at ogrady.27@hotmail.com