Head of Goalkeepers Coaching Vacancy

Cefn Druids Football Club are looking for Academy Head of Goalkeeping to work within the club’s renowned Football Academy at The Rock.

Reporting to the Head of Coaching

2 sessions per week and a match day.

Overall Purpose of Job:

Academy Goalkeeping Coach will be responsible for implementing and delivering the Club’s Goalkeeping Strategy.

Main Responsibilities/Description of Duties: 

Responsible for

• The development of long term strategies to ensure the successful recruitment and development of Academy goalkeepers for Cefn Druids.

• To develop and implement a Goalkeeping Coaching Curriculum in line with the philosophy covering technical and tactical aspects, ensuring these are delivered and reinforced through effective coaching and mentoring.

Specific Tasks

• To prepare the Academy goalkeepers for all training sessions and matches.

• To monitor and report on the performance and progress of all goalkeepers, evaluating against established and agreed goals.

• To create a positive environment for learning and development within the goalkeeping team.

• Develop the transition of goalkeepers from Academy to First team Squad is managed.

• Player Recruitment, identify and scout potential goalkeeping target players.

• Complete all administrative tasks including updating and monitoring of all goalkeeper records.

• Evaluate the goalkeeping provision within the Academy to ensure consistent delivery of the Goalkeeping Coaching Curriculum.

General Tasks

• Attend all Academy Management Team Meetings.

• Ensure all qualifications are maintained through a programme of CPD and any training needs identified through appraisal.

• Attend fixtures as per the FAW Academy games programme.

• Carry out any other reasonable duties that may arise or be assigned by the Head of Coaching or coaching staff.


Goalkeeper B  Licence (or equivalent);
First Aid
Valid UK Driving licence.


Experience of GK Coaching in an Academy environment

Experience of designing and implementing GK development programmes;

Experience working in a multidisciplinary environment.


Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship management;
Able to communicate effectively with players, staff and senior management (verbal and written);
Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative;
Strong interactive / people skills;
Excellent IT and presentation skills;
Good communicator at all levels;
Availability for flexible working hours;
Adaptable and innovative;
Dedicated to self-improvement and personal development;
An ability to inspire and lead individuals;
Focused on individual player development;
Willing to support and promote the Club and Football Philosophy.


Outfield FA level 2 or FAW C certificate.
Playing experience Tier One or Two Welsh football or equivalent elsewhere in the U.K.

Applicants should apply in writing to Andy.turner@cefndruidsfc.com