Job Vacancy

M.R.F.A.: Seeking 1:1 Programme Manager in Essex, England

Essex, England Youth Football (under 18) FA Level 3 (UEFA B)
£18,000 - £20,000 P/A
Posted by M.R.F.A. Join
Job Description


Located in Essex, M.R.F.A. provides players with the consistency, quality and dedication that they need to flourish. We’re incredibly proud of the fact that we have six members of staff that are UEFA B qualified or higher, which is more than most professional academies.

We run technical development coaching (Development Groups) and higher tier coaching to elite players who hold potential to be in a professional club (Advanced Academy). Outside of this, M.R.F.A. run holiday courses at three locations in Essex every half-term and offer extra incentives such as birthday parties, 1:1 coaching sessions and Pre-Academy classes for our younger stars.


Formerly a part of the M.R.F.A. group, Primary Education now operates as a separate entity. We provide outstanding physical education in a number of primary schools across Essex; including curriculum provision, training to upskill staff within these schools, and extra-curricular clubs and holiday camps at their schools.


Proactive approach to coaching/teaching and developing young players.
Understanding M.R.F.A.’s business as a whole, particularly our area of specialty (Academy & Development Centres).
Confident in developing strong relationships with parents and teachers/schools and local grassroots clubs in promoting M.R.F.A.’s business.
Recognising and analysing players’ strengths and weaknesses and be able to write high-level player reports with goal-sets for individual players.


Advanced Academy/Development Centres
Assist the Head of Academy on the organisation and planning of all Development Centres and Advanced Academy in all locations, including:
Helping to coordinate staff to ensure they attend the correct venues and that registers are kept up to date
Work closely with the Marketing Team to create the content and promotion plan, including leaflets, website, email marketing and social media
Work with the Head of Academy to proactively come up with new and creative ideas to support the development of players within these programmes
Assist the Head of Academy with overseeing player reports for all Development Centres and Advanced Academy, these will go out twice a year (December & April)
Plan sessions using Sports Session Planner, and write player reports and goal set for individual players
Organising the Development Centres & Advanced Academy fixture programme, including;
liaising with venues when fixtures are at home
liaise with opposition to ensure the correct level of players
organise relevant staff to attend fixtures and ensure delivery of fixtures follows guidance around fixtures (games to be recorded via Veo)

P.E./school sports delivery

Lead P.E. lessons and school clubs, ensuring Primary Education’s syllabus and curriculum is adhered to
Work with the Head of Education to plan lessons and support on the curriculum
Act as a role model and sounding board for other members of staff, holding them accountable for delivery on their action points for development centres & academy


Liaise directly and build close relationships with grassroots clubs locally and on a wider scale
Proactively suggest networking events to attend to enhance your connection base and represent the M.R.F.A. brand
Run/host events/festivals when required
Coach at our Soccer Camps during half-term

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