As part of the clubs Sports Science Medical department, this role is to lead the athletic development sessions to the club’s foundation phase players (9-11s) in line with Millwall Football Clubs Academy philosophy and athletic development syllabus. Working within an MDT you will be required to work alongside technical and medical staff to deliver all aspects of Sports Science/ Strength and Conditioning, exceeding the requirements of a competitive Category 2 Academy as determined by the EPPP.
The role includes, but is not limited to:
· Provide professional physical performance support for all registered Academy players (9-11s) in line with the physical department’s physical syllabus.
· In association with the Academy’s technical staff, organise the weekly training plans and long-term programmes for academy age group players with a primary responsibility for the U9s to U11s age groups. This should include responsibility for players transitioning between squads into age groups below and above.
· Ensure Sports Science SC provision including on-pitch athletic development session plans, gym sessions, physical testing and growth maturation testing are uploaded into the appropriate data bases within 24 hours.
· Ensure testing and monitoring practices are consistently implemented and evaluated to inform practice.
· Educate technical staff to ensure maintenance of age-appropriate best practice.
· Program and deliver all gym, rehab, and pitch-based sessions.
· To contribute to players reviews and audits to assess performance and potential.
· To monitor growth and maturation and implement appropriate strategies to aid player development and maximise availability.
· Assist where appropriate other members of the performance and medical department.
· Ensure the relationship with children and adults at risk is appropriate and language, behaviour and demeanour is suitable. The company will expect you to undertake training to ensure and understanding of best practice in relation to children and/ or adults at risk.
· You will be responsible for the welfare of children in your care.
· A criminal disclosure and identity check will be carried out.
· BSc Sport Exercise Degree (or equivalent)
· Previous experience of delivering to youth athletes (paid or volunteer)
· A strong understanding of youth athletic development
· MSc Strength Conditioning Degree (or equivalent)
· UKSCA Accreditation (or working towards)
· BASES Accreditation (or working towards/ desire to obtain)
· Strong communication
· A want to learn develop as a practitioner
Hours of work:
· Casual Hours (Approx. 14 hours a week Monday – Saturday)
To comply with safer recruitment procedures for the Club we are unable to accept CV’s.
Please ensure that you complete our standard application form (which is available via a link on our website). If you do require assistance in any part of the application process, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Form Link: www.millwallfc.co.uk/club/currentvacancies/new-page-16
All applications need to be sent to —
Due to the quantity of applicants expected, only those short-listed will be notified.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 28th January 2024
This document is a guide only and should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the organisation. All employees may be required to undertake any other duties as may be reasonably requested.
Millwall Football Club are fully committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and anti-discrimination. We will work to address areas of under-representation and disadvantage in all aspects of our operations, activities and services. In practice, this means that we will respect the needs of each and every individual regardless of their differences; and to this end we will deliver our operations, activities and services in such a way so as to ensure that that no one is excluded.
‘Millwall FC is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. The successful candidate may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through The FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information given.’
Safeguarding Policy Statement
Because of the nature of the work undertaken by The Millwall Football and Athletic Company (1985) Limited (MFC), it is required by law to have in place robust safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure the protection of children, young people and adults at risk. To ensure that MFC meets that duty - and as part of a proactive, integrated and consistent approach to safeguarding - the organisation has developed a Safeguarding Handbook.
What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means protecting people from abuse, maltreatment, neglect, harm and/or exploitation. Through MFC setting up and following good safeguarding policies and procedures, it means that children, young people and adults at risk - that come into contact with our organisation - are protected from those that might pose a risk. All organisations that work with (or come into contact with) children, young people and adults at risk are required to have safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure that everyone - regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity - can be protected from harm.
MFC’s Safeguarding Ethos
MFC will always seek to provide protection to any person that receives our services. To this end MFC will provide staff and volunteers with guidance on procedures they should adopt in the event that they suspect a person may be experiencing, or be at risk of, harm. MFC believes that a no one should ever experience abuse of any kind. MFC have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk to keep them safe. MFC are committed to work in a way that protects them. This Safeguarding Policy Statement applies to everyone that comes into contact with MFC - including as applicable - the Board of Directors Executive Team, Senior Managers, Staff, Agency Staff, Contractors, Suppliers, Volunteers, Students on work experience, as well as anyone else working on behalf of MFC. This policy also applies to any other person that engages with the work of MFC and includes parents, carers, families and other visitors to MFC premises.
Safeguarding at MFC
MFC places the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk as its prime focus and has developed full safeguarding policies and procedures. To underpin the approach, MFC ensures all of its management team, staff members and volunteers have been fully trained in safeguarding to enable the organisation to live and breathe its approach. In developing MFC’s safeguarding policies and procedures, the organisation has adopted the following three-part safeguarding strategy which focuses on:
1. Getting the right people involved with MFC
This is achieved through adherence to MFC’s Safer Recruitment Policies and Procedures.
2. Creating a safe environment for children, young people adults at risk
This is achieved by providing all required safeguarding training, support and best practice advice; and further guidance by the effective communication of MFC’s Codes of Conduct.
3. Promoting clear systems to deal with any safeguarding concerns
This is achieved through implementation of all MFC’s policies and procedures relating to safeguarding.
A full copy of MFC’s Safeguarding Handbook is available by speaking with (or contacting) the MFC person responsible for safeguarding.