Richard Beale was appointed as the club's reserve team manager in November 2010.
The Silhillian had previously held the role on a caretaker basis for the preceding three months, following the departure of previous incumbent Malky Thomson.
Beale, who has been at the club for several years, has held a variety of coaching roles within the Academy, as well undertaking the role of the Academy's education and welfare officer.
In the summer of 2012, the club dispensed with the rerserve team and changed to a development squad set-up.
A former Port Vale trainee, Beale is a UEFA A licence holder, has a degree in Sports Science and also possesses an Academy manager's licence.