Job Opportunity - St Mirren FC Academy Coach



A wonderful job opportunity has arisen at St Mirren Football Club based in Scotland. The club is seeking an academy coach for it's 5-star Elite St Mirren Football Club Youth Academy.  The official title for the role is "Performance Level Youth Development Coach".

This is a brilliant opportunity for any coaches out there looking to work within a professional football club at academy level whilst progressing their coaching pathway still further. 

 Who are St Mirren Football Club?

  • St Mirren Football Club is a Scottish professional football club based in Paisley, Renfrewshire, founded in 1877.
  • The team plays in the Scottish Championship, having been relegated from the Scottish Premiership in 2014–15.
  • The team has two nicknames, the "Buddies" and the "Saints".
  • The club's home ground since 2009 is St Mirren Park, an 8,023 capacity all seater ground on Greenhill Road, Paisley. 
  • The club's former ground from 1894 until 2009 was also called St Mirren Park, but was more commonly known as Love Street.
  • The traditional home colours of St Mirren Football Club are black and white stripes, however for the first season the colours were scarlet and blue. There is some dispute as to why the colours black and white were chosen. A popular theory is that the stripes represent the Black and White Cart rivers which run through Paisley. In recent years there has been evidence unearthed that the Monks in the local abbey wore black and white striped habits.


Job details

• Attend all matches and agreed training sessions allocated for your age group within the academy.
• Delivering coaching sessions in line with the academy’s philosophy and structure.
• Overseeing match day organisation.
• Liaise with parents, formally through parental interviews and informally when appropriate.
• Ensure all players required are fully briefed regarding match day or training arrangements.
• Attend Child Protection training and adhere to all policy pertaining to Child Protection.
• Ensure kit and equipment is safeguarded, maintained and available.
• Submit training session planners & match reports by agreed deadlines issued by the academy.
• Assist with the production of formal assessment profiles.
• Make recommendations regarding the retention/release of players and trialists.
• Make the Assistant Head of Youth Development aware of any possible problems as soon as possible.  NOTE:  If Assistant Head of Youth not available, then report possible problems directly to the Head of Youth Development.
• Attend all in-service training arranged by the SFA/SPFL or St Mirren FC, if deemed appropriate by the Head of Youth Development.
• Maintain your personal continuous professional development.
• Abide by all guidelines, code of conduct and agreements set down by St Mirren Football Club.

Other duties

• Participate in Performance Reviews.
• Participate in effective cross-club collaboration in realising corporate aims.
• Contribute effectively to the development planning process.
• Adhere to all health and safety requirements and Club policies.
• To be an ambassador for the club.

St Mirren Football Club is open to all applications and reminds those applying that their continued professional development will be important whilst taking this role.  This is a wonderful opportunity for coaches out there.

How to apply

If you would like to be part of a dynamic team and think you could be a successful candidate for this role then pleaseforward your CV with cover letter to

Closing date for all CV’s is 06th January 2017.

The very best of luck to all applying for this role.