University of Glasgow Men’s Football Club – Under 20’s Team Head Coach


Glasgow University Football Club was formed in 1877 and is one of the most competitive and successful University sports clubs. The club is a full member of the Scottish FA (SFA) and current SFA licensed club. Our first team currently competes in the West of Scotland Football League and partakes in the Scottish Cup each year. Within the club, there are four different squads who all compete in respective Saturday leagues (WOS senior football league, SAFA and SYFA) and Wednesday (BUCS) football.

The club has progressed hugely under the SFA Licensing requirements, and we have now created an established performance ethos and culture within the club philosophy and look to create a performance culture developed by our coaches for our players to ensure the best possible footballing experience for all.

Position Available

Our 20s team will play in the West of Scotland Development League for the 2023/2024 season, and we are looking to recruit a new coach to start in time for the start of the academic term. They will be responsible for managing the U20’s team and for continuing the development of the club as a whole by working with coaches of the other 3 teams to develop players. As a University football club, we are different to most others in that we are governed by a student-run committee, with which coaches are expected to work closely in regard to their role as the overseer of the structural and performance enhancement of their respective squads.

The individual is expected to be able to deal with students and any issues that may arise due to the pressure of juggling full-time studies, part-time work, and football, with a healthy degree of empathy and understanding. They are also expected to set and uphold high standards that match both the high ambitions of the club and the values held by the University, communicating this effectively throughout the club. This is a challenging but very rewarding role. It provides a wealth of coaching experience in both amateur and university football leagues.

There is a coaching grant available to cover reasonable expenses.


  • Training on Monday and Thursday evenings.
  • Matchdays on Friday evenings.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Delivery of consistent high-quality coaching, relevant to respective age and ability, based on performance and education.
  • Manage U20’s team in the West of Scotland Development League.
  • Preparation, planning, and implementation of all relative football-based operations.
  • Look to enhance game education and maximize performance in the technical, tactical, physiological, and psychological aspects of the game.
  • Liaise with all other coaches and sports science team on player development and delivery in training to perpetuate the club model as established by the committee and management board.
  • Provide opposition analysis to players on upcoming competitors to not only give further insight but tailor training needs to aid performance.
  • Provide support to students and young individuals where and when necessary.

Experience & Qualifications


  • Valid UEFA C Licence
  • Experience of working with relevant age group (U20)
  • Up to date PVG, Children Wellbeing and Mental Health in Football e-courses
  • Commitment to working evenings and weekends, particularly over certain holiday periods.
  • Driving Licence and access to a car.
  • Excellent communication skills to all relevant parties (players, staff, committee) - understanding of young people and commitment to the club.


  • Further education in relevant field
  • Experience/understanding of performance analysis in football
  • Experience of improving a football club on a wider scale
  • First Aid Certificate

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: £1200.00-£1,400.00 per year

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Glasgow, G20 0SP: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)


  • UEFA C License (preferred)

Applications via CV to

Date published: 4 June 2024
Date updated: 4 June 2024


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