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Dundee Football Club

Dundee Football Club

Head of Physical Performance


posting Date

role Type


First Team

May 1, 2024


About the job
Job title: Head of Physical Performance

Contractual status: Permanent
Hours of work: Full time: 40 hours per week which will include evenings and weekends to support the match day and training programme

Salary range: Competitive dependent on experience
Location: Gardyne Campus Training Centre

Reporting to: Dr Derek McCormack

Job Summary:
Driving High Standards within the Human Performance Department (HPD) to ensure a high-performance culture.

· In consultation with key personnel collaboratively develop the philosophy, policies and approach to daily work within the HPD, complementing the football philosophy.
· With the wider HPD highlight areas of innovation and development that enhance the practice of the HPD and promote daily improvement with all staff and players.
· Develop and continually review the vision of the HPD in line with the football philosophy in consultation with senior leadership and the leadership team.
· Develop and implement processes with the HPD in consultation with all staff, promoting collective MDT practice.
· Work with key personnel to develop injury prevention strategies within the club.
· Liaise with key personnel in relation to injured players.
· Liaise with key personnel with regards to the rehabilitation processes and delivery.
· Monitor all testing at the club to ensure it is complimentary and informs training approaches.
· Monitor workload and report to medical and technical staff.




· Post graduate qualification within the disciplines of Sport Science or related field.


· UKSCA accreditation or willingness to work towards.
· BASES accreditation or willingness to work towards.



· Proven record of working with elite football players.
· Able to practice in the UK from a credential’s perspective.
· Full UK driving licence.


Previous experience of leading a performance team
Experience of aligning medical and science staff.



· Confidential towards sensitive information.
· Ability to inspire those under his/her command.
· Shows initiative, has confidence in own ability with a positive attitude towards undertaking any aspect of the job role.
· Displays no prejudice when working with others.
· The ability to create highly professional relationships with players and staff to motivate and drive self-determination.
· A proactive approach to work.
· Possess a growth mindset.
· Behave with a high level of professional respect at all times.
· Be willing to work cooperatively across departments.
· A friendly, positive ‘can do’ and courteous attitude.
· A commitment to the aims, vision, and values of Dundee FC.
· Good judgement and knowing when to seek advice or support.
· Enthusiasm, energy, and resilience.
· Flexible, helpful, and responsive.


To apply please send your CV along with a cover letter to Dr. Derek McCormack at & Dundee FC General Manager Greg Fenton at by 5pm on Wednesday 8th May 2024.

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