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Blackburn Rovers FC

Blackburn Rovers FC

Nutritionist

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England

Academy

Feb 22, 2024

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Job purpose:
To provide nutritional support to all academy/STC players, parents and coaches.

Duties and responsibilities:
 To be committed to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all elite players, promoting their well-being whilst maintaining professional boundaries; To lead nutritional monitoring of all players; To ensure all players and parents have specific nutritional support and educational program; To liaise with house parents, parents and coaches as required; To ensure all written evidence is up to date as per EPPP requirements; To create external links as required; To maintain an up to date CPD portfolio; Ensure best practice is followed at all times and players are receiving optimal advice at all times; To assist and lead departmental in-service training as and when required; To ensure appropriate moments are taken to review the delivery and associated effectiveness of the program; To create a nutritional framework to guide the nutrition provision for the senior players; To create an education programme targeted at improving first team players nutritional knowledge; Create nutrition protocols for the senior players for key training days (match day, match day -1, match day +1 etc.); To assist the Football Catering Manager in devising and implementing an effective club feeding strategy; and To assist in other departmental duties as required.

Skills required:
 IT literate; Ability to communicate with internal and external parties; To work in a team environment; Ability to perform group and individual verbal presentations; Ability to independently manage workload; and Ability to project manage.

Knowledge required:
 Knowledge of current sport science and nutritional practice with particular specialism in sports nutrition; Good knowledge of Safeguarding/child protection policies and procedures; Knowledge of an elite sporting environment; and Pediatric physiological development.

Qualifications required:
 Degree in Sports Science/Nutrition or related discipline (essential); ISAK (or ability to obtain in 6 months – essential); Master Degree in Sports Nutrition or related discipline (desirable); and SENR registered (desirable).

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