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Birmingham City FC

Birmingham City FC

Academy Schoolboy Strength and Conditioning Coach


posting Date

role Type



Mar 8, 2024


Term:                                                Permanent

Department:                                      Academy

Location:                                           St Andrew’s Stadium & Wast Hills Training Ground

Salary:                                              Competitive​

Hours of Work:                                                Hours are set to meet the needs of the business but are a minimum of 37.5 hours per week.

Application closing date:                   Due to the urgency of filling this vacancy, suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they                                                                                                apply and the role will be closed as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced.


Reporting to the Head of Academy Medical and Sports Science and Lead Academy S&C Coach, to lead the schoolboys strength and conditioning design, delivery and continual evaluation all areas of off-field conditioning within the Academy schoolboy programme, adopting an age/training history specific approach.


Lead the schoolboy S&C delivery of Strength & Conditioning programmes and the Academy Medical staff in the design, planning and implementation of return-to-play programmes.

Collection and analysis of daily condition monitors (wellness) and readiness to re-perform monitoring, applying appropriate interventions where necessary.

Execution of physical attribute testing procedures, data collation and analysis, including player reviews and relevant intervention prescriptions.
Designing, implementing and reviewing individualised Strength and Conditioning programmes for lower and upper body strength and power.


To coordinate and deliver the strength and conditioning program for the academy schoolboy players, whilst working with all members within the sports science and medical department, including the Lead Academy S&C Coach.

Have constant communication with the Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine and Lead Academy S&C Coach.

Working in collaboration with the coaching department to ensure the multidisciplinary team is aligned.

Communicate and promote the Academy culture creating an elite environment for the development of young players.

Communicate and engage with parents/guardians where appropriate.
Monitor the wellbeing of Academy players at all times, liaising with the Designated Safeguarding Lead.


Assist the academy sports science and medical staff in the planning and implementation of physiological training games programme, monitoring external/internal/psycho-social training load through the use of GPS, heart rate and session RPE data where required, particularly in the return to play process.

Assist the Academy Medical staff in the design, planning and implementation of return-to-play, pre-habilitation and rehabilitation programmes.

Contribute to the delivery of performance education sessions to all players, parents and relevant staff.

Ensure the Academy Strength & Conditioning services are consistently operating at best-practice standards.

Maintain the professional standards of the Sports Science and Medical department at all times.

Provide a clear link between players transitioning from the schoolboy to scholar training, staying in constant communication with the PDP staff.

Support department staff in maintaining sports science/strength & conditioning equipment and consumables.

Contribute with verbal and written reports to Academy multi-disciplinary meetings and contribute to both Academy and first team departmental.
​Continuous Professional Development (CPD) whilst conducting regular research into areas of contemporary sport and exercise science.



Essential Requirements

BSc Sport and Exercise Science Degree or equivalent

BASES Accreditation (or working towards)

​UKSCA Accreditation

Desirable Requirements​

Valid Driving Licence.

​•     MSc Strength and Conditioning or equivalent

​Knowledge and Skills

​Essential Requirements​

Excellent computer literacy.

Attention to detail.

​Highly organised.

Desirable Requirements​

Audit experience.

Ability to contribute to internal & external networks.
​Ability to apply & share knowledge when appropriate.

Personal Requirements



Adaptable to change.

Uses initiative.


Passion to work in football and business administration.

Terms of Appointment ​

A minimum of 37.5 hours of work per week & this role will also require evening and weekend work.

Pension scheme

Life Assurance

Holiday entitlement
6 month probation period

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