Harrogate Town News

Job Vacancy: PDC Lead Coach

Harrogate Town AFC are looking to recruit a part-time Player Development Centre (PDC) lead coach who can evidence the following characteristics;

  • Commitment to the core values of Harrogate Town AFC and its’ principles on the development of young players
  • Reliable and dependable at all times
  • A ‘team player’ who will go above and beyond to ensure the PDC continues to evolve and improve
  • Energetic and forward thinking
  • Can offer solutions to problems using a logical rationale
  • Willing to work, and thrives, in high pressure situations
  • An understanding and appreciation of young players needs, and has a desire and ability to develop these on both a holistic and individual basis
  • Has an infectious personality, which can integrate into, and enhance, the existing PDC team
  • Holds a strong desire to continuously improve and develop as a coach
  • Is passionate about football and in particular, youth development


  • Planning and delivery of 2 x structured 60 minute sessions per week (Tues and Thurs PM)
  • Sessions are expected to be creative and exciting, which in turn engage young players
  • Ensure that health and safety, and safeguarding requirements are adhered to at all times
  • The individual development of the young players in a variety of spheres to include technical play, tactical understanding of the game and social education
  • Responsible for the safety of the young players whilst at the PDC
  • Track player performance over time and offer regular feedback to all players to aid development
  • Participate in continuous professional development, both internally and externally, to refine and improve coaching


  • Can evidence a track record of working with, and developing, young players at both a grassroots and elite level
  • Familiar with long term development strategies of young players, and can evidence the incorporation and result of such
  • Has a knowledge of local grassroots clubs and can work alongside these to develop our community links



  • 1st for Sport Level 2 award in Coaching Football (or equivalent)
  • Working towards UEFA B licence or ambition to in near future
  • Member of FA Licenced Coaches Club
  • FA Emergency Aid Award
  • FA Safeguarding Children award
  • Full DBS disclosure


  • UEFA A / UEFA B Licence
  • FA Youth Award

Pay for this role will be dependent on the candidates qualifications and experience.

Please send all applications with attached CV’s to