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Manchester United FC

Manchester United FC

Performance Nutritionist – Women’s First Team


Role Type



Posting Date

Aug 25, 2023

Role description

The Purpose:       

This role is dedicated to offering elite nutrition support to the women's teams. As an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team, the individual will collaborate to ensure players and coaches receive the best services to achieve the club's objectives. The successful candidate will also support the department to create a positive and competitive environment that fosters player development, teamwork, and success

The Role:

Develop and deliver a nutrition education, screening and support pathway to promote female athlete health across all women's teams
Provide individualised and specialised support to women's first team players
Work with the men’s first team consultant and department staff to create a world class nutritional support system throughout the club
Coordinate with manager, performance staff, catering and medical team across the women’s team to implement and educate nutrition strategy
Collaborate with the MDT staff to ensure the players' physical conditioning, nutrition, and overall well-being are supported
Maintain a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with athletes and coaches
Collaborate with department staff to ensure all players are safeguarded against and educated around doping control practices
Manage staff (casual / placement) to deliver nutrition programme across women’s team academy
Manage/mentor U21 nutritionist and ensure the Girls’ Academy are supported through nutrition education annually
Onboard and mentor placement students through a placement each year to enhance student nutrition development.

The Person:

Registration with the BDA’s Sports & Exercise Nutrition register or equivalent.
Hold post graduate level qualification in Sports Science / Nutrition.
ISAK accreditation
Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene
UKAD Clean Sport Adviser


Substantial experience as a practicing registered sports and exercise nutritionist or equivalent in women’s sport
Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary performance team in the delivery of services to elite female athletes
Computer literacy essential with high level of expertise in Excel and Nutritics
Significant experience of 1:1 consultancy with female athletes
Excellent communication skills with the ability to build meaningful, strong strategic relationships with club staff and players.
Experience of travel nutrition and catering logistics to support performance needs
Experience of leading a nutrition team

Knowledge & Skills

Demonstrated experience of applying coaching skills and different behaviour change models to support players
Demonstrated ability to analyse a range of athletes in relation to their performance needs. To develop, implement and evaluate bespoke nutrition support
An understanding of the needs of elite athletes and coaches in a high performance environment
Ability to develop performance nutrition menus catering for a multicultural environment
Ability to implement innovative ideas and influence athlete and coach support programmes
Ability to communicate complex data in terms that are easily understood by a wide range of audiences
Demonstrated experience of applying supplement education and protocols to support performance

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