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Arsenal FC

Arsenal FC

AWFC Academy Sports Scientist (Casual)


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Jun 12, 2024


The Role
We are looking for an Academy Sports Scientist on a casual basis for AWFC. The role will be responsible for delivering an effective analysis of GPS data in a way that coaches understand.

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
Bridge the physical gap to first team using data collection and interpretation
Leading and overseeing the GPS management day to day including daily live data feedback and plotting the future targets
Support and develop the AWFC academy fitness profiling and ensure that it is age-specific, comprehensive and meets FA requirements
Support and implement an individual development approach
Develop and understand where players maturational status is, and how we can support them all stages of their growth
Assist in the education of academy staff on requirements of robustness and resilience of athletes through the physical guidance of sessions
Create and implement sports science strategies in collaboration with our MDT to optimise the squads’ abilities to perform throughout the season
Support the development of talent ID profiles for age and position appropriate information to inform our decision-making process using data collection
Demonstrate the desire to develop the sports science provision within the academy programme through education and learning strategies

What we are looking for
A Degree (or equivalent) in sports science or strength and conditioning
Experience in the provision of strength and conditioning services, including coaching players and coaches to improve performance
Strength and Conditioning Qualification e.g. UKSCA, NCSA, CSCS
BASES Accreditation
FA Level 2 Coaching (or international equivalent)
Experience using and interpreting GPS data, ideally in a football context
Excellent communication skills
Ability to demonstrate good session planning and strong organisational skills
An ability to produce verbal and written reports

Please Note:The position requires a clear criminal record check, so the successful candidate will be required to complete a self-declaration and an enhanced DBS check.

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.

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