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CLUB VACANCY: ACADEMY MANAGER

17 October 2012

Cardiff City FC are taking applications for the vacant Academy Manager position.


position, following Neal Ardley's recent decision to take up the role of first-team manager at AFC Wimbledon. Academy ManagerCardiff City Football Club are taking applications for the vacant


The role and candidate expectations are as follows:


The Role:
Cardiff City Football Club is currently looking for a new Academy Manager to take up the position with immediate effect and assume responsibility for the club’s entire academy operations, overseeing the under 21 development squad, the under 18 team, the under 16 team and all age groups below.



The job is a demanding one with considerable unsociable working hours, but is particularly rewarding. The club has a rich heritage of producing quality players capable of graduating to the first team squad and, ultimately, to international recognition. Cardiff City were provisionally classified as a ‘Category Two’ academy under the new Elite Player Performance Plan recently introduced to govern youth football in England and Wales.



The Candidate



The successful applicant must have significant coaching experience, must hold a UEFA A Licence and also ideally hold a current Academy Manager's Licence. The candidate must also have well-established experience of leading a diverse and dynamic team and achieving measureable results meeting demanding standards.


The role will incorporate both on-pitch coaching and an administrative element, meaning the candidate must be equally comfortable in both situations. The programme contains multi-disciplinary elements, so familiarity with working in such an environment is important. You must also have an in-depth understanding of the new EPPP regulations which were introduced in summer 2012.



The Process


.07971 092256 or iain.moody@cardiffcityfc.co.uk - Iain MoodyTo apply, or to request more details on the position in strictest confidence, please contact Head of Recruitment


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