The Academy is now recruiting for a full-time Head of Academy Sports Science to join the dedicated Academy Management Team. The Academy has a rich history of developing young footballers and the successful candidate will support players in their journey.
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and delivering the Sports Science and Performance Support Programme for all Academy Players registered with the Club.
The Head of Sports Science will be responsible for managing and delivering the Sports Science and Performance Support Programme for all Academy Players registered with the Club.
To ensure a multi disciplinary approach across all departments of the Academy.
To monitor and manage the input of data onto the PMA and input data as required.
To ensure SMART targets are set for all departments, staff and players and that these are regularly reviewed and revised.
Liaise with Academy Manager on all issues within the Academy Sports Science Department.
Line manage Sports Science staff outside the Academy Management Team.
Assist the Academy Manager and Operations Manager with the development and implementation of the Academy Performance Plan (APP)
To attend Academy Management Team Meetings and Technical Board Meetings as required.
Design, implement & manage the Academy’s Sports Science Programme
Manage all Sports Science elements across the Academy.
Design and implement procedures and protocols for the measurement of the physical and psychological fitness of Academy players appropriate to all of the development phases.
Conduct annual reviews of the Sports Science and fitness protocols.
Manage all fitness testing programmes.
Oversee and approve individual fitness & conditioning plans.
Devise and deliver in-house CPD programme in conjunction with the Sports Science and coaching staff.
Attend in-house in-service training sessions.
Contribute to fitness assessment reporting and judgements on player fitness across all phases in conjunction with the Academy medical team.
Undertake equity, diversity & safeguarding awareness training.
Participate in multi-disciplinary player reviews.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR POST
Organisational & effective managerial skills.
Excellent reporting skills (verbal & written).
Working knowledge of EPPP & Youth Rule requirements.
At least two years experience working in a professional Club.
A Masters Degree in Sports Science from a recognised university.
BASES and/or British Psychological Society accreditation.
Current EFAiF qualification.
Current enhanced DBS check.
The closing date for this position is Friday, 28 May 2021