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Arsenal FC

Arsenal FC

Academy Performance Psychologist


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Apr 26, 2024


About the job
The Role

We are looking for an Academy Performance Psychologist to play a key role in the coordination and delivery of our performance psychology provision across all age groups (U9-U21). The psychology service will reflect and support the strategic direction of the Academy by optimising players’ champion mentality.

The role is to help develop the requisite psychological capacities to achieve high performance. You will be imbedded within an interdisciplinary team and expected to collaboratively work with multiple colleagues to optimise players’ potential.

Who We Are

We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here.

Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).

Your day-to-day

Directly contribute to the development of STRONG YOUNG GUNNERS by providing:
Individual and group-based psychology support for academy and loan players
Player profiles and individual development plans
Education to players, staff and parents
Psychological injury monitoring and psychological return to play
Mental health and wellbeing screening for Academy players
Communicate and contribute towards the Wellbeing in Performance group
Help develop an environment and culture that embraces both challenge and care
Work directly with coaches to design training practices that develop players’ champion mentality
Collaborate with the medical department to identify, support and refer (where appropriate) player and staff mental health concerns
Integrate and collaborate with all stakeholders to provide the appropriate psychological support
Contribute to the design, execution and sharing of research & development
Maintain our Child Protection, Health, Safety and Equal Opportunity procedures
Adhere to a strict code of confidentiality in respect of any information relating to our club and its operation

What We Are Looking For

British Psychological Society Chartered Status or BASES Accredited (or equivalent)
Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Sport and Exercise psychologist
Proven background in providing psychology-related services in high-level sport
Experience providing psychology-related services in a football academy setting
Excellent interpersonal skills, especially with sports coaches
Experience of successfully working within a diverse a performance support team
A true team player that's able to integrate and collaborate with ease
Able to demonstrate high levels of humility, discipline and respect
Ability to communicate complex information in a simple and relevant way
Proactive and versatile in approach to achieving successful outcomes

Why choose us

At Arsenal, we want everyone to feel a sense of trust and belonging, so we are proud of both our club values and also what we offer to our employees. As one of our Gunners, you will receive:

An exciting reward and recognition scheme
Generous holiday allowance which increases with your length of service
Great internal learning and development programmes
A flexible hybrid working model
Priority access to apply for match tickets
A competitive health and wellbeing benefits package
A leading Employee Assistance Programme
Great discounts with some of our Partners

Arsenal for Everyone

Arsenal for Everyone is our commitment to promoting and embracing equality, diversity and inclusion, so that everyone connected to the club feels like they belong to the same Arsenal family. We believe that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch.

Disability Confident Leader

We are a Disability Confident Leader. We actively welcome applications from people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need disability-related adjustments to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

If you are likely to meet the definition of being a ‘disabled person’ according to the Equality Act 2010, we will offer you an interview if you meet the minimum criteria for a role. Please choose the option of a guaranteed interview on your application form. The information you share with us about your health or disability will not be used in recruitment decisions.

Application Closing Date: Please note, applications for this role will close on Wednesday 8th May 2024

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