Head of IFA/UEFA Academy

Head of IFA/UEFA Academy


Head of IFA/UEFA Academy

The Irish FA continues to build on significant achievements in recent years and successes have brought into focus the positive impact that football continues to have across Northern Ireland society. There are many interesting developments within the organisation that it believes will achieve even more at international, domestic and grassroots levels. 

The ongoing work at the Irish FA Football Academy is a vital component of the development and enhancement of the organisation. The Head of the Academy will lead the further development of the Academy and play a critical role nurturing the next generation of elite players.  This is clearly a most important role within the senior leadership team.

This unique opportunity requires and impressive leader with a strong track record of success in youth development or youth education within professional football.  You must have a valid UEFA Pro License, bring a detailed understanding of coaching philosophies and have the credibility to influence and represent the organisation with a wide variety of stakeholders including FIFA and UEFA.

In this role, you will provide inspirational leadership at every level with a remit that encompasses talent identification and the provision of coaching for elite footballers at various stages of development.  You will set an impeccable standard for your coaching staff and create an environment and culture where footballers thrive and are supported to reach new standards that will give them an opportunity to compete at the highest levels.  

This exciting appointment has the potential to be truly transformational and will appeal to a talented higher achiever within in the coaching world who is keen to play a central role in the sustainable future of one of Northern Ireland’s most important organisations.

The position offers a very competitive remuneration package and further career development potential within the wider organisation.

For further information and to apply, please email your CV together with a cover letter that sets out your credentials, to Ciaran Sheehan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Alternatively, please contact Ciaran on +44(0)28 9072 5750 to arrange a confidential discussion to discuss your suitability,

Closing date is 5pm Monday 10th May.   Reference number 21029.

The Irish FA is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons. All appointments will be made based on merit.



  • Closing Date:
    5pm Monday 10th May
  • Salary:
    See description
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