2nd Team Coach Vacancy

Edinburgh University are currently searching for a new Coach for the Edinburgh University Men’s Football 2nd Team for the upcoming 2010/11 Season.

Deadline for initial applications - Friday 14th August

With over 80 members split among 4 teams, the football club is one of the largest at the university. Training and home matches take place at Peffermill playing fields, a top class facility offering both real and synthetic playing surfaces. The club is overseen by a dedicated player’s committee as well as a senior development committee.

The 2nd Team participate in two leagues throughout the season; the British Universities Scottish Conference (BUCS) as well as the local Lothian and Edinburgh Amateur Football Association (LEAFA). We have enjoyed success in recent seasons finishing 4th in LEAFA in the 2010/11 campaign as well as consecutive title wins in the BUCS Division 2. This has earned the 2nd team the opportunity to compete in the BUCS Premier Division this coming season alongside the 1st Team for the first time in its history.

The Club are looking for a coach that possesses the following attributes:

• Coaching knowledge of good practice in relation to sports policy & programme planning
• Coaching Experience
• The ability to lead a team and conduct training sessions that allows players to focus and improve both technically and tactically, which will lead to match day preparations.
• An understanding of the needs and demands of University Football as well as an empathy with the student life.
• Good communication skills
• Proven leadership and motivational skills
• Well developed interpersonal and man-management skills

The club demands a large commitment from each and every coach, which includes appropriate preparation prior to training and matches.
The details of the role are as highlighted below :

Training Arrangements:  Every Monday and Thursday from 6pm – 8pm (approx.) at Peffermill Playing Fields
Matches:  Every Wednesday 2pm KO and Saturday 2pm KO
Salary:    £1,400 per season
Contract:    Rolling One-Year
Leagues:  Wednesday – BUCS Scottish Conference Premier Division

Saturday – LEAFA Premier Division
Starting Date: Prior to beginning of the Season - 4th September (tbc)

If you are interested in applying please send a CV as well as any other relevant information to n.ghamgosar@sms.ed.ac.uk.