Head of Women's Football

FC Nordsjælland

Vacancy summary

  • Salary:
    Competitive
  • Location:
    Farum, near Copenhagen
  • Category:
    Leadership
  • Closing date:
    June 22nd
  • More info & apply:
    See below

Role Objectives:

  • Reporting to: Mikkel Hemmersam, CEO Football, supported by Global Head of Women & Girls’ Strategy.
  • Direct Reports: TBC (approx. 3-4).
  • Start Date: Immediate.
  • Relocation Available? Yes.

The FC Nordsjælland (FCN) Head of Women’s Football position is an exciting opportunity to lead operational, technical and programme elements which will shape the future of hundreds of talented young women over the next five years. Based in Farum, the role will lead all the technical, tactical, physical and psycho-social areas of performance within the FCN Women’s Model, reporting directly to the Football CEO.

Alongside the FCN Women’s Head Coach, U18s coach and other crucial team members, the Head of Women’s football will oversee the holistic growth of opportunities for young women from recruitment through to world-class playing and learning outcomes. The role will work closely with the FCN Academy Manager in a period of development in our Academy system, and the successful individual will make an important contribution to combining the girls and boys Academies into one high performance culture.

Right to Dream (RTD) is a group of Academies, professional football clubs, and educational institutions now growing across the world. Our purpose is to redefine the way the world sees excellence. First founded more than 20 years ago in Ghana, the academy creates an environment that empowers talented youth and the next generation of leaders to fulfil their potential. Now, academies in Denmark and Egypt join our family, and together we prove that excellence can be found anywhere.

Our Academies have produced an opportunity ecosystem that has enabled hundreds of student-athletes to go to top schools in the US, professional footballers playing top flight European football, and youth and senior internationals.

There is scope for this role to grow after a couple of years for the right candidate, potentially into a role which is global in orientation across the Right to Dream Group.

Role Tasks:

  • Competitive programme management across the football year.
  • Best practice, holistic performance programme design for women and girls.
  • Evolution of/ alignment with FCN women’s style of play.
  • Lead research, insights, and programme innovation.
  • Proactively manage all contractual responsibilities.
  • Encouraging technical excellence on the pitch in partnership with coaches, analysts, and recruiters.
  • Mapping the journey and individual development of each FCN first team and U18 player.
  • Bringing the RTD manifesto to life the most relevant way for FCN women and girls.
  • Collaborating with the football-purpose department to ensure women and girls full engagement in their identity as purpose-driven athletes as well as performers.
  • Partnership with the Global Head of Strategy for women and girls to unleash female talent.
  • Partnership with RTD media and commercial departments to optimise the FCN teams’ opportunities.

Candidate Overview:

The right candidate will be proactive, ambitious, purpose-driven and a capable programme leader. They will be an experienced and proven pro-football leader who is trusted and credible. They must be a genuine believer in the massive untapped potential in women’s football and a person who is willing to negotiate obstacles to get the results we want for women and girls on and off the pitch. This role will suit a tenacious collaborator more than an independent operator.

Qualifications & Experience: 

Required:

  • Football industry experience
  • Leading people/ teams
  • Presentation/ communication skills • Ability to work in Denmark

Desirable:

  • Technical program management
  • Specific work with female athletes
  • Mentorship skills

How To Apply:

If you’re interested in this role, please download the full Job Description, and submit your CV and covering letter to people@righttodream.com by 22nd June 2021.

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