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Millwall FC

Millwall FC

Lead Academy Sports Scientist


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Mar 7, 2024


Role Summary:
Oversee the delivery of all aspects of the Sports Science and Strength and Conditioning syllabus to all Academy Players to optimise long term athletic development in line with club's philosophy.
Key Responsibilities:
The role includes, but is not limited to:
• Co-ordinate and lead the sports science services for the Academy.
• Responsible for the delivery of sports science strategies to the U18s squad.
• Create, deliver and report on fitness testing for the Academy.
• Delivery of warm-ups, injury prevention programme and strength & conditioning sessions across the Academy.
• Create a physical syllabus for all players within the Academy to achieve maximal development, incorporating long-term athletic development.
• Assess & monitor growth and maturation across every age group.
• GPS data collection and reporting back to the multi-discipline team.
• Carry out daily monitoring testing.
• Be an integral part of a multi-discipline team to optimise player development.
• Engage in all Sports Science & Medicine CPD activities as well as any other mandatory training.
• Keep up to date appropriate qualification requirements such as UKSCA and BASES accreditations.
• Competent use of IT software.
• Promote safeguarding within the organisation and create a safe and inclusive environment for all. Report any safeguarding concerns as and when required.
Essential / Desired Requirements:
· BSc Degree in Sports Science (Essential)
· Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF or an FA accepted equivalent) (Essential)
· BASES (or working towards) (Essential)
· UKSCA (or working towards) (Essential)
· Safeguarding Children Certificate (Essential)
· Full driver’s license with access to a vehicle would be desirable.
Please only apply if you meet the above criteria
The Person:
· Excellent levels of communication and organisational skills.
· High standards, shows flexibility in approach.
· Pro-active and good decision making.
· Knowledge of EPPP.
· Recent and relevant professional experience in a sports performance environment.
· The successful candidate shall display attributes that align with the values of the Academy:
 Attitude, Selfless, Positive, Integrity, Respect, Excellence
· From a safeguarding perspective, the successful candidate shall be resilient, self-aware and open to sharing information.
Salary: Competitive, depending on experience
Location: Based primarily at Millwall Academy, SE9 6TE. (However, widespread travelling is required to meet the demands of the games programme.)
Hours of work: Full time. Due to the nature of the role, evening and weekend work will be necessary.
To Apply: To comply with safer recruitment procedures for the Club we are unable to accept CV’s.
Please ensure that you complete our standard application form (which is available via a link on our website). If you do require assistance in any part of the application process, please contact us via
Application Form Link:
All applications need to be sent to
Due to the quantity of applicants expected, only those short-listed will be notified.
Closing date for applications: 20th March 2024
Interview Dates: W/c 25th March 2024
This document is a guide only and should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the organisation. All employees may be required to undertake any other duties as may be reasonably requested.
Millwall Football Club are fully committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and anti-discrimination. We will work to address areas of under-representation and disadvantage in all aspects of our operations, activities and services. In practice, this means that we will respect the needs of each and every individual regardless of their differences; and to this end we will deliver our operations, activities and services in such a way so as to ensure that that no one is excluded.
‘Millwall FC is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. The successful candidate may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check through The FA DBS process. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information given.’
Safeguarding Policy Statement

Because of the nature of the work undertaken by The Millwall Football and Athletic Company (1985) Limited (MFC), it is required by law to have in place robust safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure the protection of children, young people and adults at risk. To ensure that MFC meets that duty - and as part of a proactive, integrated and consistent approach to safeguarding - the organisation has developed a Safeguarding Handbook. 

What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means protecting people from abuse, maltreatment, neglect, harm and/or exploitation. Through MFC setting up and following good safeguarding policies and procedures, it means that children, young people and adults at risk - that come into contact with our organisation - are protected from those that might pose a risk. All organisations that work with (or come into contact with) children, young people and adults at risk are required to have safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure that everyone - regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity - can be protected from harm.
MFC’s Safeguarding Ethos
MFC will always seek to provide protection to any person that receives our services. To this end MFC will provide staff and volunteers with guidance on procedures they should adopt in the event that they suspect a person may be experiencing, or be at risk of, harm. MFC believes that a no one should ever experience abuse of any kind. MFC have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk to keep them safe. MFC are committed to work in a way that protects them. This Safeguarding Policy Statement applies to everyone that comes into contact with MFC - including as applicable - the Board of Directors & Executive Team, Senior Managers, Staff, Agency Staff, Contractors, Suppliers, Volunteers, Students on work experience, as well as anyone else working on behalf of MFC. This policy also applies to any other person that engages with the work of MFC and includes parents, carers, families and other visitors to MFC premises. 
Safeguarding at MFC
MFC places the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk as its prime focus and has developed full safeguarding policies and procedures. To underpin the approach, MFC ensures all of its management team, staff members and volunteers have been fully trained in safeguarding to enable the organisation to live and breathe its approach. In developing MFC’s safeguarding policies and procedures, the organisation has adopted the following three-part safeguarding strategy which focuses on:
1.      Getting the right people involved with MFC
This is achieved through adherence to MFC’s Safer Recruitment Policies and Procedures.
2.      Creating a safe environment for children, young people & adults at risk
This is achieved by providing all required safeguarding training, support and best practice advice; and further guidance by the effective communication of MFC’s Codes of Conduct.
3.      Promoting clear systems to deal with any safeguarding concerns
This is achieved through implementation of all MFC’s policies and procedures relating to safeguarding.   

A full copy of MFC’s Safeguarding Handbook is available by speaking with (or contacting) the MFC person responsible for safeguarding.

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