About The Role
Leicester City Football Club Academy are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Academy Sports Scientist who will work in our Professional Development Phase (PDP).
Based at Leicester City Football Club’s new world-class Training Ground, this role will work in collaboration with all Academy departments to develop and implement a leading-edge programme where everything is possible. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team the role will seek to develop the athletic ability of our players to ensure that they are First Team Ready and can meet the demands of professional football.
Who We’re Looking For
The ideal candidate will have attained a master’s degree in in Sports Science or Strength and Conditioning a minimum of 3 years of experience within an elite-performance environment and have a proven track record of developing young athletes.
It will be essential that the successful candidate has high level communication skills, can build strong empathetic relationship with our players and can thrive in a high-pressure, dynamic, and flexible environment.
About The Club
Knowing some of the history of Leicester City Football Club helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit, and family for which the Foxes are renowned for.
Formed in 1884, the Club was promoted to the Premier League in 2014 when the Foxes returned to the top tier as the Championship title-winners. In 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions. This remarkable achievement qualified them for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history, and they subsequently reached the quarter-finals.
Under the stewardship of King Power and the Club’s CEO Susan Whelan, Leicester City Football Club is deeply committed to the local community and its supporters and continually strives to ensure that every point of engagement with fans is truly world class including the experience on matchdays. Investment in the Club continues, with the opening of a new 180-acre training ground in north Leicester due this summer.
Ultimately, the Club’s vision is as exciting as it is simple: we believe that together, it’s possible. We value and respect individual difference and recognise that the diversity of our staff contributes to our success off the pitch. Our inclusive culture and approach is supported by our Stonewall Diversity Champions partnership, our Time to Change pledge and our status as a Disability Confident employer.
Leicester City Football Club offers a competitive salary and pension scheme with life assurance to all its permanent employees. Employees are able to benefit from free onsite parking as well as an onsite subsidised staff restaurant. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays.
Contract Type – Permanent
Hours Per Week –37.5
Leicester City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Leicester City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.
A shortlist of suitable applicants will be compiled shortly after the closing date and successful candidates will be contacted about the interview process.