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Brighton & Hove Albion FC

Brighton & Hove Albion FC

Psychologist (Women’s & Girls)


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Posting Date

Nov 25, 2022

Role description

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Job Title: Psychologist (Women’s Girls)
Employer: Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club
Location: American Express Elite Performance Centre, Lancing
Hours: Full time
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline Day: 9th December 2022
About Brighton Hove AlbionWe are a family run local community club who compete at the highest levels of football on a global stage. Our ambition is to be a top ten Premier League club and a top four Women’s Super League club.  A commitment to high performance and high professional standards is at the heart of everything we do.
A critical role to the Women’s and Girls provision
We require a highly confidential and professional individual in this position.  You will contribute to the success and achievement of the Club, striving for excellence and optimal service provision within the Psychology and Mental Wellbeing department.
You will work closely with the Women’s Head Coach 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 our women’s and girls’ players.
You will lead the psychological support for the Women and Girls pathway and support staff 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 undertake pre-season screening.
This is a fantastic opportunity for those wishing to apply and develop their skills at the leading WSL Club on the South Coast.
Your psychology background
We are looking for someone with the experience of working within an elite high performing environment, experience within professional sport and extensive experience in the provision of psychological and personal development support to athletes and coaches to improve performance and contribute to a performance environment.  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 not just a list of words we expect our colleagues to learn, but 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 and celebrate them with TEAAM Brighton awards each season.  
Our values are:
·         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, you will receive a package which will include, but not limited to:
·         Free breakfast and lunch (fantastic healthy and tasty food provided by our inhouse chefs)
·         23 days leave plus 8 bank holidays rising to 28 days with length of service (pro rata for part time staff)
·         Club wide bonus scheme for 22/23 season
·         Priority access to Premier League match tickets, subject to availability and access to free WSL tickets for 22/23 season (upon completion of probation)
·         Free on-site parking at the Amex and the training ground
·         MyAlbion Rewards – benefits and reward platform
·         Employee Assistance Programme
·         In-house training programme and Continuing Professional Development opportunities
·         Discounts at the Club superstore and online
·         Discounts and benefits from partners and local businesses
·         Enhanced club pension scheme
·         Access to occupational health and mental health support
·         Group life protection
We are a Disability Confident employer
We are committed to supporting candidates with disabilities. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application, do not hesitate to get in touch with our People and Culture team.
We champion diversity and equality
We believe the club benefits from engaging with everyone from a variety of backgrounds, allowing us to meet the needs of a diverse audience.  Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership.
Safeguarding is part of everything we do
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.
To be considered for this position, you must be able to demonstrate your right to work in the UK.

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