HEAD OF MENS FOOTBALL
Are you passionate about helping youth footballers achieve their potential?
Want to coach a competitive first team?
Capable of developing a vision and pathway for player development?
Can you manage multiple priorities, milestones and deadlines?
If you answered YES, then Northern Rovers Football Club would like to hear from you.
Northern Rovers FC is seeking an enthusiastic and visionary individual to lead all aspects of our Youth & Men’s Pathway Football from U13 through to the Men’s First Team.
The Head of Men’s Football is responsible for evolving the Clubs playing and development philosophies, for boys, by implementing the NZ Football Whole of Football Plan from the Youth Framework and Talent Development Programmes to the Senior Men’s First Team. The overall objective is developing players that will progress to professional clubs and national representative programmes. The role is critical to the recruitment and retention of youth players and is the key contact and focal point for the members, their parents and coaches.
The post holder will be required to lead and or contribute to the following areas:
Men’s First Team Head Coach
Player Talent Identification and Pathways
Club Playing Philosophy and Style
As well as work with the NRFC Staff and Volunteers to achieve the objectives across all areas of the Club
The Ideal Candidate will hold:
OFC/NZF B License
NZF Club Based Coach Developer
Class 1 driving license
Tertiary Qualification in Sport Management or related area of study is an advantage
And will have:
Experience of working in community development or sport environment
Knowledge and understanding of the NZ Football Whole of Football Plan and the football landscape in Auckland
Experience of developing networks and working with a range of stakeholders
Strong parent and player relationship-building and maintenance skills.
Experience in the coordination of activities and resources.
Proficient computer skills: Microsoft Access, Word, Excel and PowerPoint etc.
If you enjoy working collaboratively to help develop aspiring football players, can work unsupervised, outside of normal business hours and manage delivery of outcomes and enjoy communicating clearly with players, coaches and parents, then this is an excellent opportunity for you.
Candidates should send their CV and covering letter to NRFC General Manager Lee Edwards, [email protected] no later than 5pm on Monday 4th October 2021.
About Northern Rovers FC
Northern Rovers FC was formed in November 2020 through a merger of Forrest Hill Milford FC and Glenfield Rovers FC. The merger was, in part, due to the rising cost of sports participation, by merging the clubs we would be able to share resources thus becoming more efficient and able to offer better value to members. Our vision is to be recognised as the best Community Football Club in New Zealand through creating the environment, culture, and pathways necessary to enable our players and coaches to achieve their full potential and remain engaged in our sport.
Our long-term goals:
- To place the Club at the heart and soul of our surrounding communities
- To build a large, strong, and loyal Community membership – the backbone of our club
- To provide an unrivalled football development programme for our junior and youth players
- To have strong player representation at Regional and National level with players achieving overseas university scholarships and playing for professional clubs in NZ and overseas
- Women and Men’s teams playing competitively at the highest levels possible in NZ
Northern Rovers is the only Club in the region that provides the complete pathway for boys & girls from First Kicks, through Junior Youth & Senior Football which includes Youth Teams in the Regional Leagues and Senior Men’s & Women’s Teams playing in the highest Regional Leagues.
- 37 inhouse teams for First Kicks & Fun Football (U5-U8)
- 25 teams in Junior Competitions (U9-U12) including 7 girls teams
- 13 teams in Youth Competitions (U13-U17) including 5 girls teams
- 6 teams in all grades of the Lotto NRFL Youth Competitions, 2 girls & 4 boys teams
- Women’s Senior Lotto NRFL Premier Team & Reserves
- Men’s Senior Northern League Team & U23 Team
We have a membership of 1,200 active players across all grades. Players come predominantly from across the North Shore, Kaipatiki, Albany as well as Devonport & Takapuna Local Board areas, but also from as far afield as Kemu, Mount Roskill, Wellsford, Kelston, Titirangi, Muriwai, Glen Eden & Freemans Bay.
- Tamariki & rangatahi, 685 players, make up 59% of our members, playing in the junior & youth grades
- We are the largest club for girls & women’s football in the region with 231 players, 20% of our overall membership
- 25% of our members identify as African, Asian, Latin American or Middle Eastern and 4% as Maori & Pacific Peoples, the remaining 75% identify as NZ European or European
- We are the largest club for Senior Football with 24 teams, including 3 women’s teams
- Two of our members continue to play at over 70 years of age.
NORTHERN ROVERS FC
|Job Title:||Head of Men’s Football|
|Location:||Northern Rovers Football Club, McFetridge Park & Becroft Park|
|Reports To:||General Manager||Position Type:||Full-Time|
|Established:||September 2021||Reviewed:||September 2021|
|Responsible for evolving the Clubs playing and development philosophies, for boys, by implementing the NZ Football Whole of Football Plan from the Youth Framework and Talent Development Programmes to the Senior Men’s First Team with the overall objective of creating players that will progress to professional clubs and national representative programmes. The role is critical to the recruitment and retention of youth players and is the key contact and focal point for the members, their parents and coaches.|
|Youth Boys Football (Approx 20%) Ensure the Youth Boys Football programmes are delivered according to NZFs requirements and the Clubs philosophy providing a positive experience for participants and parents. Establish a network of paid and volunteer convenors, coaches and other support personnel to effectively deliver the programmes. Develop and implement a clear and effective Communication Plan that maintains positive relationships with players, parents, convenors, coaches and managers and ensures all participants are familiar with and understand the Clubs Rules and Regulations. Including, but not limited to regular updates, meetings, website and social media content. Ensure all teams are selected in a fair and transparent process and teams placed in a grade that provides the appropriate competition point and positive experience. Ensure convenors, coaches and managers have a clear understanding of the delivery of football within the Club, the expectations and the support Develop and implement coach feedback processes ensuring each coach is assessed pre-season, mid-season and end of season and coaches have a development plan in place, where appropriate. Attend selected practices and games to ensure all equipment is in place, monitor delivery and ensure coaches deliver the club development programme and the behaviour of players, coaches and parents’ is appropriate|
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|Men’s First Team Head Coach (Approx 30%) Responsible for the planning, implementation and continual improvement of the programme for the Men’s First Team programme Coach the Men’s First Team including managing all aspects of training and competition programmes, technical and tactical strategies and overall strategic direction Ensure effective coaching direction, leadership, organisation/coordination and communication within the Men’s First Team environment Develop, recruit and select players to play for the Men’s First team Provide high quality training and competition opportunities, including effective high-performance coaching, integrating international trends and innovations into the training environment where appropriate In conjunction with Pathway Football Committee, assist as a key decision maker in the appointment of the Men’s First Team support staff Ensure that the players’ and support staffs behaviour on and off the pitch whilst on duty complies with the Rules of the Game and meets the highest standards of professionalism Conduct the review of the Men’s First Team Programme Coach Education (Approx 10%) With the Heads of Junior and Women’s Football ensure a learning environment that will support our coaching development at all levels of the club. Develop NRFC Coach Education Schedule for Youth & Senior Football Deliver a series of; NZF Intro, Youth & Senior Coaching Courses Create a support network for NRFC Coaches Support the Heads of Junior and Women’s Football to deliver a series of NZF Junior, Youth and Senior Coaching Courses With the Heads of Junior and Women’s Football develop and communicate the Clubs Coaches’ Manual that sets out all information and expectations for all coaches. Player Talent Identification and Pathways (Approx 30%) Ensure the club obtains and maintains NZ Football Talent Development Programme (TDP) Accreditation. Identify Junior players with the potential to progress the NRFC Talent Development Programme (TDP) and other Youth Development opportunities. Lead the development and management of Individual Performance Plans (IPP’s) for players in the TDP Ensure the Boys TDP Football programme is delivered according to NZFs requirements and the Clubs philosophy, providing a positive experience for participants and parents. Establish a network of paid and volunteer coaches and other support personnel to effectively deliver the programme.|
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|Club Playing Philosophy and Style (Approx 5%) With the Heads of Junior & Women’s Football develop, document and implement the Clubs’ playing style and philosophy, aligned to the NZF Whole of Football Plan, across Youth & Senior age groups. Other (Approx. 5%) With the General Manager ensure that all coaches, whether paid or volunteer, are Police checked and that the Board are informed of any concerns With the General Manager ensure that all paid coaches have a signed contract including delivery schedule, which is monitored. With the General Manager ensure that all invoices for coaching are checked against delivery schedules and appropriately authorised. With the General Manager and administration team to provide organisational support on grounds allocations for training and games to ensure all teams have appropriate grounds for training and competition. With the General Manager ensure that all necessary uniforms and equipment is inventoried, distributed pre-season and collected post season, identifying any missing or damaged items. With the General Manager identify any uniform or equipment requirements. Keep up to date with the Laws of the Game, Competition Regulations and any other key FIFA, NZF or Federation requirements. Produce and monitor an annual Individual Performance Plan. Ensure all data within the scope of this position is properly collected and stored in the Clubs Membership Data base or other Club system as appropriate Produce budgets, progress and financial reports as required by the General Manager or the Board. Keeping the Club mission, vision and what we value at the forefront of planning and activities Comply with all policies and procedures of the Club or its partners. Undertake any tasks or responsibilities as may be required by management from time to time. Undertake all travel necessary to perform the Services An ambassador for Northern Rovers Football Club, always presenting a positive image of the Club. Build strategic relationships with High Schools around the Club. Health & Safety Responsible for complying with health and safety policies and procedures. Responsible for your own health and safety while at work and ensuring that your actions do not put others at risk. The Purpose and Key Accountabilities should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. This is intended as an outline to indicate the areas of activity and will be amended, from time to time, in the light of the changing needs and priorities of the organisation.|
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|Qualifications OFC/NZF B License NZF Club Based Coach Developer Class 1 driving license Tertiary Qualification in Sport Management or related area of study is an advantage Skills, Knowledge and Experience Experience of working in community development or sport environment Knowledge and understanding of the NZ Football Whole of Football Plan and the football landscape in Auckland Experience of developing networks and working with a range of stakeholders Strong parent and player relationship-building and maintenance skills. Experience in the coordination of activities and resources. Proficient computer skills: Microsoft Access, Word, Excel and PowerPoint etc. Personal Attributes Collaborative approach Ability to work unsupervised, outside of normal business hours and manage delivery of outcomes Highly professional “can-do” attitude, proactive and committed to continuous improvement Ability to manage conflicting priorities, resilient and maintains performance under pressure Strong communication skills written, oral presentation and listening. Excellent time management, prioritisation and organisational skills with significant experience in managing multiple conflicting priorities in a busy environment. High level of customer focus and a professional attitude Commitment/ability to maintain the absolute confidentiality of information. Competencies Relationship Management – Builds and maintains strong relationships Leadership – Demonstrates positive behaviours and organisation values, is accountable for own performance, empowers others and seeks support as appropriate Decision Making – Demonstrates a reasoned approach to difficult or complex decisions identifying the most practicable solutions Project management – Manages multiple priorities, milestones and deadlines Customer service focus – Strong ability to deliver a high level of customer service to all external stakeholder groups|
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|● Players ● Coaches ● Parents ● Coach Educators & Mentors ● RSTs ● Schools ● NZ Football ● Football Federations||● General Manager ● Membership Manager ● Heads of Junior & Women’s Football ● Pathway Football Committee ● Community Football Committee|
|KEY RESULTS AREAS|
|An Individual Performance Plan will be completed each year setting the targets for each of the Key Results Areas as well as any other key tasks assigned to the post holder. Performance of Men’s First Team Youth Player Development Pathway, including feedback from players & parents Youth Player Community Pathway, including feedback from players & parents Coach Education, including number of qualified coaches across Community & Pathway Programmes Club Development & Culture|