Arsenal FC

Arsenal FC

Sports Scientist

Country

Role Type

England

Academy

Posting Date

May 5, 2022

Role description

This role looks to assist the performance department in collating, analysing and interpreting data from a variety of sources to help provide an informed insight into first team players at Arsenal. We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working individual who is always looking to progress themselves as well as the department with new ideas. We will endeavour to progress the individual by providing opportunities for self-development.
We see this as a developmental role, providing an opportunity to be fully integrated into an elite performance unit and have the necessary skills to be able to support the delivery on all elements of athlete health and performance supported by the senior staff in the team.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Collect, collate, and interpret daily wellness, training GPS, heart rate and post session subjective data
Ensure GPS units Heart rate belts are maintained in a fully working order.
Update inhouse athlete management systems with relevant information on players
Contribute and provide evidence-based sports science advice to the players, performance, medical and coaching staff.
Liaise with academy staff to ensure data is shared between teams when required
Work closely with loan teams and international teams to collate data for players away from club
Assist with on-pitch delivery, gym sessions and recovery sessions
To contribute to the development of player recovery and monitoring strategies
Highlight player status using data from a variety of sources
Actively contribute and participate in the Club's CPD programme and contribute to the Club's Research and Development initiatives through idea generation, project facilitation and/or implementation as well as participation in learning and development activities.
Work with the IT department to ensure that new Sports Science systems and equipment are integrated within Arsenal's infrastructure and that the Club's Data Protection Officer is aware and consulted on all ongoing projects.

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION
Education/Qualifications/Training:

Holder of a BSc in Sports Science (Essential)
Extensive experience using GPS and Heart rate systems (Essential)
Holder of an MSc/MRes in Sports Science or related field (Desirable)
BASES High Performance / UKSCA / NSCA or equivalent (Desirable)
Extensive CPD Portfolio

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

Have a strong work-ethic and ability to critically analyse information and ideas
Have a strong understanding and previous use of GPS systems
Be meticulous in analysing data streams
Experience of working with athletes, from novice and amateur to professional
The candidate should have basic data visualization skills and be able to communicate their findings clearly and concisely to stakeholders with varying technical backgrounds.
Experience of working in a team environment
An extensive ability to operate Excel
Full UK driving licence or ability to travel to various locations due to the demands of the role

The type of person we are looking for:
We are looking for a sports scientist who is hard working, a growth mind-set and is driven to improve themselves as well as others. The individual will be looking at developing themselves through continued professional development.
As a key contributor to all elements of the Performance and Medical team we are looking for somebody who will bring energy and work well in a team environment. We are wanting the individual to be innovative with their approach, steeped with a sound background of Sports Science research.
Personal growth (in the form of further education) will be supported where appropriate, and our aim is to provide an environment where the personal and professional development of the individual can be maximised.
Finally, we are looking for a good person; somebody who combines expertise with a strong desire to improve themselves and the department in an approach underpinned by the Arsenal values.
Arsenal FC believes that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. We encourage applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and mixed-heritage candidates. We are committed to the principle of equal opportunity for applicants and employees and aim to appoint on merit from a diverse talent pool.


Closing Date: 11/05/2022

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