The NFL Academy is a major UK initiative by the NFL, which aims to use American football to create life-changing opportunities for young people. The NFL Academy offers student athletes aged 16-19 the opportunity to combine their education with a life skills programme and an intensive training in the sport, under the guidance of full-time professional coaches and performance staff.
Loughborough College, Loughborough University and the NFL have partnered together to deliver the NFL Academy, based in Loughborough from August 2022.
We are seeking to appoint an NFL Academy Defensive Coordinator and Positional Coach to provide a high-quality player development programme. This role will include working within a multi-disciplinary team, and will include working with players for a range of on and off-field activity. The role also includes preparing for, and attending, a range of fixtures, both in the UK and overseas.
The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills and work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team. You will possess extensive coaching experience in American Football and have demonstrated your ability to coach and develop players as part of a successful programme. The role will require flexible working patterns, with some evening/weekend work, as well as attendance at fixtures. Relocation support may be offered for this role.
We are proud to have achieved the Investor in Diversity award. We actively encourage applications who are current under-represented and where we are using positive action under the Equality Act. We welcome everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey. The College is striving to attract, develop and retain the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised.
Alongside our commitment to your professional and personal development, we also offer a generous benefits package including:
- A competitive pension scheme
- On-site parking
- One campus facility
- Subsided nursery fees
- Up to 25 days annual leave per year
- Additional annual leave available
- Fantastic CPD and inclusive resources for development
- Well-being hours
- Opportunities of volunteering within local community and charities
We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, agile working, staff forums, staff working groups for sustainability, staff steering groups for Investors in Diversity and support services to support with mental health and wellbeing for staff from different backgrounds.
We are and have consistently invested in providing our learners and employees with an outstanding and unrivalled range of modern facilities and resources.
The successful candidate will be employed by The Leicestershire College a subsidiary company of Loughborough College. The terms and conditions of employment offered by the Leicestershire College are different to those of Loughborough College. Please note that employees of the Leicestershire College are based at Loughborough College.
Overseas candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post by assessing their circumstances against criteria specified on the Gov website. Please note right to work checks will be completed when the job is offered.
Provisional interview date: 25th – 26th May 2022