Aston Villa FC

Aston Villa FC

Senior Academy Sports Scientist


Role Type



Posting Date

Apr 22, 2022

Role description

The Department
Aston Villa Football Club are looking to appoint a Senior Sports Scientist to work within its Boy’s Academy Sport Science and Medical Department. The successful applicant will be an integral part of a progressive Sport Science team and will help to deliver the sport science provision across all ages within the Boy’s Academy, with a primary focus on one of our Professional Development Phase squads, the U18’s squad.
The Role
This role will be crucial in achieving the Academy Sport Science and Medical Department’s vision of optimising player availability and performance through an elite evidence-based sports science provision. The role will work with the Youth Development age-groups, with a specific focus on the U18 squad and will be instrumental in applying a comprehensive scientific knowledge base in a practical setting.
This is a full-time role, based at Bodymoor Heath Training Ground, which will require a flexible approach to work including evenings, weekends and during public holidays.
The Person
The successful candidate will need to be highly motivated and passionate about working with and development young athletes. To be considered for this role you will need to have a bachelor’s degree in Sports Science (or equivalent) and demonstrable experience of working with elite professional athletes is essential. Post-graduate study, Strength and Conditioning accreditation with some mentoring experience would be advantageous.
As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.
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Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early
The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.
Equality Statement
Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code. 
We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.
Safeguarding Statement  
Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see Aston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding

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