England U15 Schoolgirls’ Goalkeeping Coach




Voluntary, 1 year fixed term

The English Schools’ Football Association is pleased to advertise for the position of Goalkeeping Coach for the U15 England Schoolgirls’ international football team. This position would entail all aspects of position-specific coaching, including, but not limited to; selection, training, travel and game management.

The successful candidate would be expected to attend the team training camp in February at St George’s Park, as well as the main competitive tournament, the Schools’ Association Football International Board’s “Bob Docherty” tournament taking place between 24th-28th March 2024, in the Republic of Ireland. There are also potential additional fixtures at the discretion of the ESFA. Overall, this commitment entails approximately 10 days per season, falling largely between January and April.

To apply for this role please send a cover letter outlining your experience and a recent CV to Alan Johnston, Chair of Representative Football Committee, at alanjohnston100@sky.com with the subject line ‘U15 Goalkeeping Coach position’. The deadline for submission is midday on 25th October. It is anticipated that shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview during w/c 30th October.

The ESFA is committed to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk. Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through The FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and the information provided

Essential Desirable

1.     FA Level 1 / 2 Goalkeeping Award

2.     Significant experience of coaching goalkeepers

3.     Thorough understanding of good safeguarding practice and how it applies to the role

4.     Experience of schools’ football



1.     UEFA B Goalkeeper Coaching Licence

2.     A school teacher or works/has worked in education

3.     Recent experience of coaching a County Schools Representative Team