Talent Development Programme Coach Vacancy

6 Jul

Birkenhead United AFC: Talent Development Programme Coach

Birkenhead United AFC is a Northern Premier League club that runs a high-quality NZF accredited Talent Development Programme for players aged 12-17.

The club is looking for a part-time coach to work with one of our youth teams within the TDP programme to join us.

We are looking for a person with the following attributes:


  • Hold (or working towards) a New Zealand Football C license (or overseas equivalent)
  • Willingness to learn and challenge convention in player development
  • Well organised, good communicator and punctual
  • Ability to work with a team and in a co-coaching context
  • Player centred coaching approach
  • No ego
  • Experience coaching youth players aged 12-17


  • NZF B licence or higher (or overseas equivalent)
  • Desire to work across more than one group (depending on availability)
  • Variety of experience in high quality development environments within New Zealand or overseas
  • Skills or experience in athlete development, video analysis, strength and conditioning or sports science

What we can offer

  • You will work closely with our Head of Coaching who has worked in professional environments around the world including Premier League and A League academies
  • A comprehensive coach development plan
  • Support with future NZF coaching qualifications
  • Competitive session rates
  • Free access to online coach education resources
  • Discounted access to online coaching courses
  • Opportunity to observe and contribute to Mens Premier or Women’s conference team sessions

To apply for the role, please email a covering letter and CV to paul@buafc.org.nz before Friday 4th August 2023