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Vacancy: First Team Goalkeeping Coach

9 September 2022

Club News

Vacancy: First Team Goalkeeping Coach

9 September 2022

Cheltenham Town Football Club are seeking a First Team Goalkeeping Coach, who can plan, deliver and evaluate sessions and match day coaching for our first team goalkeepers.

The successful candidate will join Cheltenham Town FC and work alongside our strong and passionate staff.

Please see below the full job description. 

Full description

Job Title

First Team Goalkeeping Coach

Responsible to

First Team Head Coach

Build Relationships with



Director of Football, First Team staff, First Team Players and Academy Coaches and Players.


Premier League clubs & Football League clubs, FA, Universities/colleges, FAYCD, and PFA.


Competitive and based on knowledge and experience


Job Description


Cheltenham Town FC Training Ground, Cheltenham, GL51 9RX

Working Pattern and Work base

Full time

  • Flexible working arrangements/hours
  • Required to work outside of normal office hours, at evenings and weekends, on bank holidays and public holidays.
  • Required to work across different bases


Regular travel to fixtures, meetings and other events in connection with performance of the duties detailed below.

Overall purpose of the job



To enhance the football and holistic development of the goalkeepers in the first team. Manage the technical and tactical advancement (individual and team) of the goalkeepers.

Responsible for the detailed holistic planning and implementation of individual learning plans in line with club coaching and playing philosophy for the goalkeepers.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities



Personal growth:

  • Undertake self-development to ensure knowledge in relation to all aspect of coaching and coach development is up-to-date and forward thinking
  • Build relationships throughout the Academy and broader

Coaching Curriculum, Playing and Coaching Philosophy

  • Deliver the GK Coaching Curriculum and ensure it is consistently delivered in line with the clubs Playing Philosophy and Coaching Philosophy.
  • Have an input into coaches matchday/individual objectives on a match basis as required by the First Team Manager.
  • Adhere to matchday protocol.

Games Programme

  • Attend games and deliver GK warmups and provide match day input for GKs.

Performance Analysis

  • Ensure performance analysis sessions are taking place based on previous match or current GK curriculum theme.


  • Ensure players training and feedback are completed weekly in collaboration with MDT staff and coaching staff.

Talent ID

  • Meet with Director of Football, First Team Coach, Recruitment team to help identify players and discuss decision on signing GK.


  • Attend and input into departmental multidisciplinary meetings

Such other duties as may be appropriate to achieve the objectives of the post and to assist the First Team Head Coach & Director of Football


Person Specifications (Essential)


  • UEFA A GK Coaching Licence
  • UEFA B Coaching Licence
  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children
  • Emergency First Aid for Sport (EFAiF)

Required Experience

Experience of working in at least 1 of the following roles:

  • A GK coaching role
  • A managerial role

Knowledge and/or experience of at least 3 of the following:

  • The process of learning (pedagogy)
  • Running and designing development programmes
  • Football coaching
  • Leading a team
  • Managing people
  • Sports Psychology

ICT experience of PMA, excel, word and any other software as required to carry out the duties required for the job.

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Have a flexible attitude to work
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Have a polite and courteous manner
  • Be organised, have good time management skills
  • The ability to meet stringent deadlines
  • Be able to adapt to different and changing situations
  • Have the drive and enthusiasm to set high standards and achieve company objectives
  • Have a personable approach

Other Requirements

  • Have a full clean driving licence
  • DBS clearance


  • To have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to follow the child protection procedures adopted by the FA and the club.

N.B. This Job Description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list. The Club reserves the right to amend this Job Description from time to time, according to business needs. Any changes will be confirmed in writing. Please note that you share with us the responsibility for making suggestions to alter the scope of your duties and improve the effectiveness of your post.

Here at Cheltenham Town FC, 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.

If you meet the criteria and feel you have the relevant experience and evidence to meet the job description and person specification, please apply by email to with a CV and a covering letter.

Closing date for applications: 16th September 2022, 5pm

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