Tottenham Hotspur FC

First Team Strength & Conditioning Coach

Tottenham Hotspur FC

Location

London

Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date

First Team

Aug 10, 2021

Role description

Job Summary
Tottenham Hotspur is a world-famous football club based in North London. Off the pitch, the Club has a strong and successful business model centred around building a platform for long-term success, which includes a new world-class stadium which opened in April 2019.

The club operates out of multiple sites, including a world-class Training Centre in Enfield where the position of First Team Strength & Conditioning Coach is based. The successful candidate will work within an established multidisciplinary medical team with an impeccable record of success in elite player management and performance.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the delivery of an industry leading strength and conditioning program for all first team players. Working alongside the first team sports science department, the role requires the design and delivery of all pre-training and post-training gym-based sessions, applying scientific principles to aid in enhancing physical performance and athletic development.

In addition to their primary role of overseeing the strength and conditioning program, the successful applicant will assist in the design and delivery of strength and conditioning programs for players returning from injury, contribute to the research and development of the sports science and medical department through attendance and delivery of CPD, and providing match day sports science support as required. As a result, the role requires an individual who is able to perform such hours as necessary to complete their roles and responsibilities, which will require travel and the working of unsociable hours including weekends and bank holidays.



Key Responsibilities


Lead the collection and presentation of gym-based pre-season testing.
Lead the collection and presentation of gym-based in-season monitoring.
Oversee the design of individual performance programs tailored to first team players based on pre-season screening, force/velocity profiling and injury history.
Lead the design and delivery of daily pre-training gym sessions in conjunction with the philosophy of the sports science department and coaching staff.
Lead the design and delivery of post-training performance gym sessions in conjunction with the philosophy of the sports science department and coaching staff.
Lead the design of stimulating and engaging off-feet conditioning programs for first team players.
Assist in the delivery of on-field physical warm-ups.
In collaboration with the First Team Physical Performance Coach, plan and implement industry leading strength and conditioning programs for players returning from injury.
Oversee the maintenance of first team gyms, ensuring all equipment is in the highest working order.
Contribute to the ongoing development of the sports science and medical department through attending and delivering CPD events.
Maintain accurate records of players’ gym-based loading, generating weekly reports for the benefit of the sports science and medical department.
Personal Attributes


Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas
Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility
Excellent knowledge of the physiology of training, in particular within football.
Ability to interact effectively with all members of a multi-disciplinary team.
Ability to implement innovative ideas and influence athlete and coach plans.
Forward thinking, with the ability to anticipate and plan for all eventualities.
Strong team ethos, with the ability to build strong professional relationships with coaching and playing staff.
Ability to adapt and change training programs and plans safely and effectively.
Excellent IT skills.
Skills & Experience


Qualifications

BSc in a Sport Science/Strength & Conditioning discipline (essential).
MSc in a Strength and Conditioning discipline (essential).
UKSCA Accreditation (essential).
EXOS Performance Mentorship (desirable, or ability to achieve within 6 months).
BASES Accreditation (desirable).
Experience

Ability to demonstrate an extensive portfolio of working with elite athletes (essential).
5+ years experience of strength and conditioning delivery in elite sport (essential).
Experience delivering on-field warm-ups (essential).
Experience of delivery of strength and conditioning programs to professional footballers (desirable).
Safeguarding is fundamental to the success in all that we do. Successful candidates are subject to an enhanced DBS check with child’s/adult’s barred list.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, gender, race, ethnic origin, religion/belief, or sexual orientation.

Closing date: 11 Aug 2021