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We Are Recruiting:

Player Development Coach (U23 Lead - Professional Phase)

We have a fantastic opportunity for the right person to join our Category 1 Academy at Newcastle United, to fulfil a crucial role in supporting our player talent pipeline to first team football.

We want to grow our own talent and are looking for someone to take our U23 development squad forward, using our Academy playing and coaching philosophy. You’ll be accountable for the day to day management and coaching of the U23 squad players, working with the multi-disciplinary team of staff to create an elite performance environment in which all players can develop.

Please refer to the job description below for full details of the role and qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience required before applying for this role.

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Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete an online psychometric test during w/c 6th January 2020.

The assessment and selection process will comprise of 2 stages:

  • A presentation and panel interview during w/c 13th January; those successful at this stage will then be invited to:
  • A second interview and observation of a practical coaching session.


Should you wish to apply please send your CV along with a cover letter that is aligned to the job description to:



HR, St. James’ Park, Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST

Due to the anticipated volume of applicants, we respectfully request that you only apply for this vacancy if you hold the essential qualifications as outlined on the job description.

The closing date for this position is Friday, 20th December 2019.

The Club are proud to continue to support an English Football League (EFL) initiative to introduce positive action measures aimed at tackling the under-representation of coaches and managers from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. Regulations require clubs to shortlist at least one suitably qualified BAME candidate (where an application has been received and status under BAME regulations are declared) for all roles in Academy football that require an UEFA A or UEFA B coaching licence.

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