ADVERT | Chester FC Women Manager

    Chester FC Women, members of the North West Women’s Regional Football League, are looking to recruit a First-Team Manager.

    This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and ambitious coach to be part of a progressive club community organisation and assume a key role in the development of our women’s and girls’ section.

    The successful candidate will be the on-pitch lead for Chester FC Women and assist with implementing the club’s development pathway for women’s and girls’ football.

    This is a voluntary role, however expenses including CPD will be paid. The team’s training and fixture schedules will determine days and hours.

    To apply for this post, please email a football CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Community Trust Chief Executive Jim Green via

    Closing date is 5pm on Monday 13th May 2019 with interviews commencing later that week.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Create and oversee a positive culture that attracts, retains and develops players to maximise their talent
    • Build and manage a team to compete in the North West Women’s Regional Football League
    • Implement a training programme in line with the FA Four Corner Model
    • Develop a programme of continuous development for players and coaches
    • Work with the Steering Group to monitor and evaluate the performance of the programme and manage the budget
    • Ensuring high standards of coaching delivery and administration
    • Manage coaches, medical staff and support staff involved in the running of the team
    • Develop strong relationships with the Under 18s side and community coaching team
    • Represent Chester FC Women in a professional manner at all times including attendance at relevant club, league and FA meetings
    • Responsibility for the welfare, monitoring and evaluation of players and coaches
    • Ensure club adheres to FA regulations and league rules, safeguarding standards and Respect programme


    • Minimum FA Level 2 (ideally working towards UEFA B Licence)
    • Member of the FA Licensed Coaches Club
    • Experience of coaching with women’s and girls’ football
    • Current FA Safeguarding and Emergency Aid certificates
    • Current DBS

    Person Specification

    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to inspire and build strong, positive relationships with a wide range of people
    • Track record of and enthusiasm for coaching and developing youth and senior players
    • Understanding of and commitment to creating high quality learning environments for players and LTPD
    • Good knowledge of and experience within the women’s football pyramid
    • Awareness of diversity and equality challenges in football
    • Willingness to work evenings and weekend
    • Ability to travel independently
    • Willingness to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure

    Chester FC Community Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.