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Job: Professional Player to Coach Scheme

5 July 2021


Job: Professional Player to Coach Scheme

5 July 2021

Cheltenham Town FC are offering the opportunity for a motivated individual to join our work placement programme.

We welcome applicants from coaches who are currently underrepresented within the English Football Industry. We are seeking applicants who are Black, Asian and Mixed Heritage men or women and are PFA members.

The successful candidate will join Cheltenham Town Academy and work alongside our strong and passionate coaching team which includes a variety of current and ex professional players.

Professional football must reflect modern Britain. The Premier League, Professional Footballers’ Association Charity (PFAC) and English Football League (EFL) are seeking to improve the diversity of football coaches in the professional game to make this area more representative.

As part of their commitment to improving diversity, they have jointly launched the Professional Player to Coach Scheme (PPCS) to encourage, build and support the transition of under-represented Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage Men and Women who are PFA members into football coaching in the professional game so that football at all levels better represents the wider communities in which it is played, enjoyed and serves.

Here at Cheltenham Town Academy, we are committed to having a modern and inclusive environment and encourage equal opportunities and continuously seeking to improve diversity to have more representation within the professional game

CTFC adopts a Safer Recruitment Policy. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people vulnerable adults. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Bursary: 23 - month placement

Months 1-12 £22,000 paid in equal instalments across 12 months
Months 13-23 £22,000 pro-rated and paid in equal instalments across 11 months

Time commitment: The successful candidate will divide their time between the Cheltenham Town FC work placement and their individual development plan on a 50:50 basis (which equates to two and a half days a week for each)

Key relationships: Cheltenham Town FC, Premier League, The PFAC and the EFL

Location: Cheltenham Town Training Ground, Quat Goose Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 9RX

For job description and details on what you need to apply for the role, please take a look at this document online.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 30 July.

Please email your application and any queries to

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