Job Title: PDP Psychologist
Location: American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, Lancing
Hours: Full time, following professional development phase schedule
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline Day: 16th January 2024
About Brighton Hove Albion FCWe compete at the highest levels of football on a global stage whilst keeping our Sussex community spirit. Our vision is to be a top ten Premier League club and a top four Women’s Super League club. A commitment to high performance, high professional standards and making a difference is at the heart of everything we do. The 2023/24 season is the start of new adventures, our first in European football and we would love for you to be part of our journey.
We’re looking for a psychologist to work with our Professional Development Phase
You will work closely with our technical staff to create a high-performance environment and influence at a system, cultural, training, team, and individual level. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and collaborate with other staff members to promote the welfare and well-being of the players in our elite category 1 academy. You will provide psychological support including match and training observations, testing, data analysis, 121 player support plans, squad sessions, staff support and education, player reviews, psychological injury monitoring and psychological return to play and you will also undertake pre-season screening.
This is a fantastic opportunity for those wishing to apply and develop their skills in a Premier League forward-thinking football club.
What we need
We are looking for someone with the experience of working within an elite high-performance environment, experience within professional sport and extensive experience in the provision of psychological and personal development support to young athletes and coaches to improve performance and contribute to a performance environment. You will be passionate about working with young people. The successful candidate must hold a MSc in Sport Psychology or Psychology, hold a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered status, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Accreditation or other relevant applied accreditation and be registered with the Heath and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or working towards.
Our values play a pivotal role in our success
Our values are a set of filters through which we deliver to each other, our fans, our partners and our sponsors. As a team we live and breathe these values:
· Treat People Well
· Exceed Expectations
· Aim High. Never Give Up
· Act with Integrity
· Make it Special
How we say thank you
In return for your hard work and commitment to us, some of the additional benefits you will receive will include, but not limited to:
· Free breakfast and lunch at both sites
· 23 days holiday rising with length of service (pro rata for part time staff)
· Rewards platform, which includes access to 900+ retailers, a wellbeing centre and much more!
· Priority access to match tickets and access to free WSL tickets for 23/24 season
· In-house training programme and CPD opportunities
· Discounts and benefits from partners and local businesses
Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Our core values mean that we have a strong ethical culture which allows us to meet the needs of our diverse audience, both on and off the pitch. We encourage applications from individuals regardless of their age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application, do not hesitate to get in touch with our People and Culture team.
Safeguarding is part of everything we do
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.
This is a UK based job. It is unlawful to employ a person who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. All offers of employment for this role are subject to background checks, including criminal (DBS) and right to work, as well as a full reference history. We do not offer sponsorship for applicants who do not have the right to work in the UK.
Please note all applications must be made through the official club careers page. Third party applications are not accepted.