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7 September 2023

Club News


7 September 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the Academy at Barnsley Football Club as the Academy Lead Goalkeeper Coach.

Using the football club’s philosophies, you will have the opportunity to lead and deliver appropriate and challenging tasks and activities in helping develop young professional goalkeepers. You will work close within the multidisciplinary team to deliver current and up to date strategies to; enhance an athlete’s ability to perform, prevent injuries and meet the football club’s ambitions to improve. The right candidate should be enthusiastic to want to improve themselves and others around them. Overall, bringing a positive mindset to a challenging, athletic environment.

Vacancy Type: Permanent
Department: Academy
Salary Details: £25-30,000

All applicants must meet the essential criteria on the job specification.

Key responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Senior PDP; Head of Academy Coaching and 1st team GK Coach on all aspects relating to individual and squad development with regards to Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP)
  • Liaising with the Senior PDP and the first-team Head Coach and contributing to The Technical Board and the Academy Management Team in identifying appropriate and club pathways into the first team environment
  • Liaising with the Head of Academy Coaching and creating and implementing on a day-to-day basis the GK Coaching Curriculum for the FP, YDP and PDP
  • Manage the transition of Academy goalkeepers between age groups and development phases and on and into to the Club’s senior squad in accordance with the Club’s coaching and playing philosophies
  • Contribute to the Multi-disciplinary reviews of Academy goalkeepers in the
  • FP, YDP and PDP including the application of Sport Science methods and Individual Learning Plans
  • Attend the Games Programme and work and guide goalkeepers in pre and post-match preparation and analysis


Essential qualifications/pre-requisites

  • Up to date UEFA B Licence
  • Up to date FA Goalkeeping Coaching B Licence.
  • FA Youth Awards (Modules 1, 2 and 3)
  • Current DBS certification (Enhanced)
  • Current Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF)
  • FA Safeguarding Children Workshop Certification
  • Member of FA Licence Club (current and up to date including CPD hours)
  • Experience of working in the PDP, YDP and FP phases


  • Working toward FA Advanced Youth Award and achieved by the end of 2022/23 season (evidence needed of enrolment on course)
  • Competent in the use of the Performance Management Application toolkit
  • Familiar with and experience of Athlete Monitoring Software


At Barnsley FC, we believe that our success is built upon the strength of our staff.  We aim to maintain a dynamic team dedicated to success both on and off the pitch and are currently seeking talented individuals to join us in various positions.

Barnsley Football Club is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Due to the nature of the position, applicants will be in contact with children and we are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

To apply for this position, please do so via the irecruit website.


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