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Brentford FC

Brentford FC

PDP Athletic Development Coach


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Jun 12, 2024


Job Title: PDP Athletic Development Coach

Department: Academy Sports Science

Reporting: Lead Academy Sports Scientist

Location: Training Ground – Jersey Road

Salary: Competitive - dependent upon experience

Closing Date: Monday 17 June 2024

Brentford FC is a bit different to other Premier League football clubs. We put our fans first, we are a true community club and while we are financially sustainable, we are not afraid to take calculated risks. We take huge pride in our environment and culture within the Club which focuses on development, inclusion and not being afraid to think differently.

Being progressive, humble and respectful while sticking together as one team across the Club guides how we work and the decisions we make each day.

We also firmly believe that a diverse workforce is a better workforce which will help us develop ideas, solve problems and ultimately grow Brentford FC.

We play in a brand-new stadium, 15 minutes from Heathrow in vibrant west London.

We will never forget where we have come from, but we are excited about the future that lies ahead.

Come join us.

Inclusion Statement

Brentford FC is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities. Should you require any workplace accommodations (also known as ‘reasonable adjustments’), you will have the opportunity to let us know at appropriate points in the hiring process.

Safeguarding Statement

Brentford FC is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team. We remind those barred from regulated activity that it is an offence to apply for such positions.

Please note that where appropriate for the role, you may be required to complete additional background checks such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and this will include any time living or working outside of the UK in the last 10 years. You can find out more about this at

Please also note that a CV application will not be sufficient. Applications will not be considered where the application form has not been completed in full.

If the role you are applying for involves regulated activity and you have been shortlisted for a first stage interview, you will be asked to fill out a Declaration of Offences Form.

The Role of PDP Athletic Development Coach

Brentford FC has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Athletic Development Coach to join the Academy Sports Science and Medicine Department, to lead the design, delivery and continual evaluation of rehabilitation strength and conditioning within the Professional Development Phase (B Team / U21 / U18), in alignment with the Academy vision. Additionally lead the delivery of physical and athletic development to specialist positions across the B Team and U21 squads.

Main Accountabilities

To ensure that any concerns you observe, or are raised with you in your role, are shared with the Safeguarding Team through appropriate channels.
Lead the mid-long term injured strength and conditioning programming for PDP squads in conjunction with the PDP Rehabilitation Physiotherapist, wider Academy Sports Science and Medicine team and club-wide philosophies, to ensure continuity between Academy and 1st Team.
Assist in the creation and delivery of a physical and athletic development programme for B Team and U21 players in alignment with the Academy Sports Science and Medicine team objectives and wider club Athletic Performance team to ensure continuity for players transitioning between Academy and 1st Team.
Assist in the reporting on all players for regular multi-disciplinary reviews.
Work as part of a multi-disciplinary coaching, sport science and medical team with an athlete centred approach.
Work matchdays with the B Team and U21 squads and travel on specific tours throughout the year.
Assist in the creation and delivery of an age-appropriate sport science education curriculum.
Have knowledge of the Youth Development Rules and ensure all relevant rules and evidence for the role is documented.
General Club Accountabilities

To ensure compliance with all relevant Club policies, including health and safety policies and with specific reference to the data regulations.
To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical, and social requirements.
To ensure compliance with all Matchday Safeguarding processes and the Club’s Safeguarding Policy and processes.
To ensure compliance with the Club’s Code of Conduct.
To promote equity, diversity and inclusion at the Club, in line with our EDI strategy’
To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, maintaining a professional image at all times when representing Brentford FC
To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and its personnel.
To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.
Any other relevant tasks and duties as directed by your line manager
Key Internal Relationships

Academy Sports Science Department
Academy Medical Staff
Academy Coaching Staff
Academy Player Support Staff
Performance Director
Person Specification - Essential Personal Characteristics

BSc in Sport Science / Strength and Conditioning or equivalent
MSc (or MRes) in relevant field
FA EFAiF qualification or ability to obtain within 6-months
Demonstratable experience of working in full-time elite sport environment (min 3 years)
Demonstratable experience of working with technological equipment (STATSports GPS, VALD Performance Products, Polar HR Monitoring Systems, or equivalents)
High level of communication and interpersonal skills
Experience of, and strong desire to work with junior athletes
Capability to devise and deliver a syllabus of work
Possess the drive and motivation to set high standard and achieve company objectives
Have a personable approach
Ability to liaise with footballers, coaches, management and other football related individuals in a professional manner
Flexible and happy to work evenings and weekends
Person Specification - Desirable Characteristics

Demonstratable experience of working in full-time elite sport environment within rehabilitation focussed domain
British Association of Sport and Exercises Science (BASES) Accreditation
UKSCA Accreditation
Full UK driving license.

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