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Tottenham Hotspur FC

Tottenham Hotspur FC

PDP Physical Performance Coach (Womens Academy) - 2 Year Fixed Term Contract


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Posting Date

Sep 18, 2023

Role description

Job description

Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English Premier League and Women Super League Club, based in North London.

Led by the late great Bill Nicholson, the Club became the first in England to win the League and FA Cup Double in 1961, and the first in the UK to win a European Trophy two years later. Spurs has since been home to some of the game great entertainers, including Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Gareth Bale, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.

In April 2019, the Club opened an iconic new stadium that sits at the heart of a 1billion sport-led regeneration of North Tottenham. The stadium is the largest football club stadium in London and is a multi-use venue with the ability to host a variety of events 365 days a year, including NFL, boxing, rugby, concerts, and other major events, plus visitor attractions including Stadium Tours and the Dare Skywalk.

The stadium development scheme has to date created more than 4,000 new jobs for local people, with circa 300m pumped into the local economy each year.

Tottenham Hotspur has:

A clear strategy to develop talent from within its Academy, showcased by a strong track record of Academy players graduating to the first-team squad.
A 100m state-of-the-art Training Centre that supports the Club ambition to attract, develop and retain the best talent.
Commercial partnerships with globally recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA), one of the world leading providers of life insurance services, and Nike, the world leading sports footwear and apparel company.
A commitment to minimizing its environmental impact across Club operations, being named as the greenest in the Premier League for the past three years. Tottenham Hotspur is a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, committing to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and become net zero carbon by 2040.
An award-winning Foundation that is renowned for creating opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health, and social inclusion programmes.


The Tottenham Hotspur Women FC (THWFC) is a professional team which competes in the Barclays Women Super League, as well as domestically in The Women FA Cup and The FA Women's League Cup.

The Women team gained promotion for the 2019–20 FA WSL season after finishing second in the 2018–19 FA Women's Championship and has been a professional full-time set-up since.

The Physical Performance Coach will take an applied practitioner role working directly with players at Tottenham Hotspur Women between the ages 14- 21. They will lead, manage & develop sport science and strength and conditioning strategies that will help support and nurture elite young female footballers at the club.

This role is essential for the club ambition to have an aligned Academy and First Team which will help the club productivity in local home-grown players.

You will be based at the Training Centre in Enfield where all Women First Team training and coaching activities occur. The position will involve working out of office hours including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.


Ensure compliance with all the Policies and Procedures contained within the Staff Handbook, always paying regard to the Equal Opportunities Policy and Health & Safety Policy and procedures.
Plan and implement programmes specific to biologicalage, S&C and Football needs of each individual in-line with the Clubs Physical Development Philosophy framework.
Deliver late-stage reconditioning pitch and gym sessions/programmes.
Liaise with coaches to help structure and manage the training week.
Work with the clubs Nutritionists to implement effective nutritional strategies.
Maintain accurate data records to help guide physical programmes, support the coaching staff to design training sessions on an individual level, and direct in-house research.
Provide sport science support at all U21 and U16 training sessions.
Provide sport science support at home and away matches, plus relevant Academy National/International tournaments and training camps.
To be organised, pro-active and innovative.
To execute duties in a professional and conscientious manner and be an impressive member of staff.
When required, assist the implementation of academy-wide physical development programmes.
Conduct physical testing in-line with PGA and Tottenham Hotspur protocols.
To flag any issues or concerns to the Head of Performance & Female Athlete Health
To attend refresher and development training, when necessary, e.g.: safeguarding, first aid and H&S.
Help with the upkeep of both academy and First Team gyms and general housekeeping.
To be aware of emergency procedures and the Health and Safety at Work Act relating to the various sites.
Ensure a strict code of confidentiality in respect to any information linked to Tottenham Hotspur.
Any other duties commensurate with the position/grade.


Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas.
Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates.
Proactively executes tasks, delivering work to highest of quality standards and takes responsibility for area of work.
Receptive to feedback about own behaviour, strengths, and areas for improvement
Ability to build close relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to develop and deliver solutions.
Ability to actively contribute to, lead and be part of a high performing environment.
Highly organised and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.


Degree in Sports Science or Strength & Conditioning or equivalent – essential
Postgraduate Degree in Sports Science or Strength & Conditioning or equivalent- desirable
Track record (post-internship) delivering effective Sports Science programs in Elite Sport, preferably in Football.

BASES accreditation
Current Safeguarding Children certificate and First Aid
Solid written and spoken communication skills.

Safeguarding is fundamental to the success in all that we do. Successful candidates are to be reminded they would be subject to various background, DBS and reference checks including child barred list checks.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

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