U19 Regional Football – head coach x 2 – North and South (volunteer role)

Posted 4 weeks ago

The role

U19 Regional Football will be launching in September 2024 and as such we are looking for two enthusiastic Head Coaches based in the North and South to help build and establish these Regional Franchises.

Responsible to:  U19 & U16 Development Managemer/ National Programme Lead
Length of term: One year competition cycle – which will be followed by a review.
Position type: Voluntary.
Commitment: Up to 10 hours per week. This may vary depending on the point in the competition cycle and during planned events.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

This role description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of U19 Regional Football.

  • Recruitment and coordination of Regional Franchise coaching staff.
  • Ensuring coaching staff is a fair reflection of all participating clubs.
  • Execution of Regional franchise practices/ camps.
  • Attendance at Regional Franchise Fixtures/ practices.
  • Liaising with National Programme coaches and referring National Team prospects.
  • Providing feedback to staff and player participations to ensure year on year improvements.


The Men’s Silver Lions Manager will be required to:

  • Level 2 BAFCA qualified or be working towards the same.
  • Previous Head Coaching or Coordinator experience desirable.
  • Previous experience of coaching within U16 or U19 Football.
  • Have the ability to inspire, enthuse and motivate others.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage individuals, groups and organisational interactions, especially in high-stress situations.
  • Have excellent organisational and management skills.
  • Have excellent communication and presentation skills (in both verbal/non-verbal and written formats).
  • Demonstrate good IT and administration skills, typically using Google Docs for organising, presenting, and gathering team information.
  • Show experience in a sports management role (U16 / U19 team association preferable).
  • Have a willingness to volunteer irregular hours, and travel both within the UK.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and be willing to establish strong relationships with the National Program and Competition Management.

A satisfactory BAFA DBS check will be required before the post-holder commences the position.

Key competencies

  • Ability to build positive relationships with National Program staff, Regional Franchise coaches, staff, players and parents.
  • Well-developed active listening skills, showing an ability to take direction, as well as to direct.
  • A commitment to their own continued and innovative development of their Regional Franchise.
  • Convey an exemplary image that is consistent with BAFA values.
  • Be fully committed to the development of British American Football and In particular U16 & U19 American Football.
  • Highly developed level of professionalism and a collaborative approach to working with others.
  • Highly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, and to safeguarding individuals.

Diversity and inclusion

The British American Football Association embraces equality, diversity and inclusion both on and off the field of play, where everyone can bring their whole selves to the organisation. We encourage job applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates irrespective of their age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnerships.

How to apply

Upload a CV and a cover letter, explaining why you would be an excellent candidate for the role, by 10pm on Friday 17 May 2024. . If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact u16-u19development@britishamericanfootball.org

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