Reading FC

Reading FC

Sports Nutritionist

Country

Role Type

England

First Team

Posting Date

May 10, 2022

Role description

Job purpose
Alongside the 1st Team/Academy Performance departments you will provide evidence based, age appropriate nutritional support to the 1st Team Squad and all age groups in the academy. You will be required to develop, review and deliver the academy nutrition syllabus, while also ensuring all stakeholders in a player journey are educated on the nutritional demands of the youth/professional athlete to help optimise performance and support a healthy lifestyle.

Accountabilities

To deliver nutritional support to the 1st team squad players.
To deliver a nutrition syllabus across the development phases: Foundation Phase (U9- U11), Youth Development Phase (U12-U16), Professional Development Phase (U18- U23)
To deliver group and individual nutritional support to all players within the academy, this may be through the form of group presentations, practical or player 1-1.
To conduct nutrition and dietary assessments of all full-time academy players, and where appropriate on 1st team players and younger age players.
To produce individual nutritional learning plans for all full-time players and where appropriate 1st team players and younger age players.
To assist with players physical development and targets through nutritional interventions in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team
To provide nutritional support during the rehabilitation process for injured players within the club in conjunction with the Multi-Disciplinary Team.
To support the training menus for 1st Team, Academy Players and staff, in liaison with the Head Chef.
To lead and support the nutrition requirements for away games, travel, oversees tours, and training camps across the 1st Team and Academy.
To regularly monitor and assess players nutrition in relation to the academy nutrition syllabus.
To support the Player Care department with host family, parent and coach education.
To develop and implement evidence based and age appropriate nutrition resources which can be shared with key stakeholders throughout the academy.
To advise on the supplementation strategy and assist in the ordering of such products.
To assist in the preparation and administering of hydration and recovery strategies where appropriate.
To carry out hydration and pre-training assessment and presentation as directed.
To undertake anthropometric testing as directed.
To occasionally travel with relevant age groups to matches and tournaments to observe and assist with nutritional practices.
To maintain up to date records on the club PMA (performance Management Application) in conjunction with EPPP/ Premier League Requirements and Regulations
To adhere to a strict code of confidentiality in respect of any information relating to Reading Football Club and its operation
There is an expectation that you will undertake adhoc work on an exceptional basis or provide relevant cover for other team tasks


Behaviours Attitude

To be a role model for all club values and ways of working – walk the talk
To exude a can-do attitude (best of Reading Football Club)
To be flexible and agile always ready to adapt when things don;t go to plan
To be an ambassador for Reading Football Club
To act in a manner that supports the Club Vision and Values at all times


Key Performance

Indicators Ensure all facets of the Sports Science and Medicine Department meets Reading FC EPPP compliance standards
Ensure all facets of the Sports Science and Medicine Department meets Reading FC PMA compliance standards
To respond to all enquires within Reading Football Club Charter guidelines
To adhere to a strict code of confidentiality in respect of any information relating to Reading Football Club and its operation
To be presentable at all times when working and demonstrate that you can represent the face of the club in the manner expected
To maintain Reading Football Club Safeguarding (Child Protection), Health, Safety and Equal Opportunity procedures and practice


Closing date for applications: Monday 23rd May 2022

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