Vacancy - Director of Football

5 Jun

FC Nelson is seeking a new Director of Football for our club to continue and enhance the football programme for our members.

This is an established position with the responsibility and opportunity for directing and driving the football programme for all junior, youth and senior players plus their coaches. This program links with our senior men’s and women’s coaches to provide a development path within FC Nelson.

The role also includes responsibility for maintaining our WPX Pre Academy programme and working with several local schools, plus liaising with key partners and service providers both within FC Nelson and in the wider football community.

The applicant would form part of our management team that will establish FC Nelson as a National Club License holder.

The successful applicant will need to hold or be seeking an OFC/ NZF ‘B’ License and combine a strong technical base with excellent communication and organisation skills.


To achieve FC Nelson’s objectives overseen by the Committee, it is imperative we have a high-quality program. It is intended the Director of Football will have overall responsibility for the delivery of the club’s football strategy under the direction of the FC Nelson President. It also involves designing a training program and assisting with the coaching framework of all FC Nelson teams including any academy programme implemented by the club.

Provide direction through the development and implementation of the NZF Curriculum.

There will also be a focus on developing an ‘elite pathway’ for players in all FC Nelson teams from 1st XI down.

It will be the Director of Football’s responsibility to ensure all teams are being coached and managed by capable and qualified coaches who can deliver the above-mentioned programme

A full Job Description can be provided by contacting Philip Thompson, President FC Nelson on email

Please respond with your interest to the above email address, to include the following:
• Covering Letter
• CV

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