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The Football Association

The Football Association

England Women's Performance Nutritionist - Casual


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Jun 4, 2024


About the job
Are you passionate about providing a world-class nutrition service to professional athletes?

Our Women's Technical team are excited to be searching for a Senior Performance Nutritionist to join us on a casual basis. You will lead the delivery of a world-leading nutrition service to the England Women's Senior Team which supports the coaching process & provides performance advantages through optimal preparation of the players and the team.

The successful candidate will contribute to the overall Physical Performance and Nutrition philosophy that is provided to all England Women's teams.

The expected number of days will vary depending on the competition calendar and preparation camps for the season but is expected to be around 60-100 days.

What You'll Do?

Collaboration on the continuing development of an evidence-based nutrition strategy for senior women to optimise the health and performance of the players.
Work with the Lead Performance Nutritionist and Women's Senior Physical Performance Coach to determine appropriate methods of implementing the overall nutrition service including strategic support, educational programmes, individual consultations, and group sessions as required.
Lead and deliver performance nutrition coaching to England Women's Senior players as required.
Provide performance nutrition support at training camps and competitions.
Work with the Senior Women's chef to develop menus that align with the nutrition strategy and support individual player needs.
Develop and maintain close working relationships with national coaches and support staff to always ensure a cohesive multidisciplinary approach that supports behaviour change.
Develop and maintain close working relationships with peers in professional clubs to enable knowledge of and management of international players.
Work within the rules of professional confidentiality and the standards and guidelines set out in the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) Code of Conduct at all times.
Advocate and protect Clean Sport through the promotion of UKAD messaging, continuous professional development in anti-doping and fostering a positive athlete and coach environment to support decision making.
Maintain a comprehensive database of work conducted with athletes, including detailed records of work done with individual athletes.
Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group's changing priorities.
Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and well-being can be maintained.
As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

What You'll Need?

Essential for the role:

Experience in analysing the demands of a sport in relation to their nutrition needs to develop, implement and evaluate nutrition programmes for individual athletes within that sport.
A qualification at degree level (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject e.g. nutrition, sports nutrition, dietetics.
Minimum graduate on the SENr register to work towards full registration.
Extensive successful experience in delivering performance nutrition to elite athletes in professional and/or international sports.
Excellent academic and applied knowledge of contemporary practice in performance nutrition.
Track record of successfully integrating into established and developing multidisciplinary teams.
Proven delivery of operational planning and exceptional practical delivery.
Demonstrate an understanding of female athlete health and the link to nutrition provision.
Experience in working within a supplement policy and dealing with external partners to facilitate appropriate supplement provision.

Beneficial to have:

Master's degree or higher in sports nutrition or related discipline.
Experience in planning menus and working closely with performance chefs.

What's in it for you?

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, in order to achieve this we have unique office spaces under the arch of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, which is the home of English Football. We are also delighted to offer a world-class, Elite Performance Centre, St. George's Park in Staffordshire which is an exceptional setting to develop and inspire high-performing England teams and leaders.

We pride ourselves in offering a competitive salary as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role. But that is not all; we also have a range of exciting benefits, some of which can be found below:

Access to event day tickets at Wembley Stadium, alongside a host of regular internal events throughout the season encouraging you to connect and learn with your colleagues and look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Free, nutritious lunches, at Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park.
Free private medical cover.
A contributory pension scheme.
An additional Thank You days leave, volunteering days as well as 25 days annual leave.
A hybrid working model offering greater flexibility.

For more information on what it is like to work at The FA, please visit our FA Careers page,

Our Organisation

The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.

The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, Adobe FA Women's Championship, and Women's FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.

Your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre unless the role is advertised as a home-based contract. The contractual location of this role can be found at the top of this advert on our FA vacancy page.

The FA, For All, For You

Our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy forms an integral part of our long-term commitment to using our influence across English football to create a game free from discrimination.

A Game For All outlines three key strategic commitments – Lead the Change, Be the Change, and Inspire the Change – which will ensure tackling discrimination remains a core priority for English football for years to come.

We are a diverse workplace, aspiring to represent football across the country. The Football Association actively promotes inclusion and diversity, encouraging you to be the best version of yourself at work.

We welcome applications from everyone and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process, please mention this during your application.

As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

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