The Irish Football Association is the governing body of football for
Northern Ireland and supports all aspects of the game from grassroots
participation through to elite performance.
The post holder will coach and develop players under 21 years, focusing
primarily on the 19-21 age group, and prepare them for professional
football at the highest level.
Key responsibilities include:
- Select and coach the U21 squad in conjunction with the Senior
- Provide appropriate playing opportunities for all eligible players for
the U21 squad.
- Prepare players for all competitive and training/preparation games.
- Continuously evaluate all eligible players for the U21 squad.
- Undertake accurate and regular monitoring, assessment and recording of
players’ progression at club and international level.
- Aid and assist the Senior International Manager in game / tournament
preparation and scouting / Talent ID as and when required.
Skills & Experience Required
- In possession of a UEFA Pro Licence or is working towards.
- Proven coaching experience at youth and/or senior level.
- Demonstrable experience in either delivering or being part of a team
that has delivered in youth team strategies and the development of High
performance player development.
- A sound understanding of best practice in the identification and
development of international talent.
- A dynamic coach and strong motivator with the ability to build a
strong, robust squad.
- Able to communicate and present effectively, both verbally and in
writing, with the ability to relate and influence a diverse range of people
at different levels and ages.
- Excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability
to work under pressure and balance conflicting demands.
- Willing to work irregular hours and travel extensively.
Closing date for applications is 1700hrs on Friday 27th July.
All applications must be submitted via the Application Forms which can be
, along with the Job Description. Full instructions for how to
apply are detailed at the top of the application form.