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Everton Football Club

Everton Football Club

Sports Scientist - Men's First Team

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England

First Team

Dec 30, 2023

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Who we are:  Everton Football Club is one of world sport's most respected and revered names - a by-word for innovation and professionalism during the course of a glittering history that spans three centuries. 







 One of the 12 founder members of the Football League, Everton has played more games in English football's top flight than any other club.    While rightly proud of our rich past, and Goodison Park, our home of more than 130 years, we are now setting our sights on an exciting future at a state-of-the-art new stadium currently being constructed on the banks of the iconic River Mersey.  In doing so, we remain committed to developing and supporting teams across our men’s, women’s and Academy set-ups that inspire and compete at the highest level of the game.   


Our values underpin how we behave, how we represent our club in our city and across the world of football, and how we look after one another and our community. They provide a framework for how we work and engage with partners, suppliers and, most importantly, our fans.   


About the opportunity: A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to work within our Sports Science Team as Men’s First Team Sports Scientist with day-to-day operations being focussed on delivering the footballing performance vision and strategy, delivering both on the pitch and gym for all Men’s first team players. 


Reporting directly into our Head of Sports Science you will operate as an expert within the field of Sports Science; as an educator and translator, you will be able to turn information into knowledge that can be scaled across the Club to impact performance. Working in an inter-disciplinary manner with the wider team regarding the status of returning players to performance, you will deliver throughout the rehabilitation process, maximising performance, promoting athletic development, and reducing the risk of injury. 


You will contribute towards the efficient and effective functioning of the department, continuing the development of agile, creative, forward-thinking solutions ensuring impactful presence in the elite performance environment. You will be expected to contribute to, and help shape, the working culture and philosophies of the department. 


Who we are looking for: We are looking for a talented and passionate individual who has experience of working within elite sport, which does not necessarily need to be football.   


You must have an extensive experience as an applied practitioner in sports science within an elite sporting environment, with understanding and experience of using data management systems, ensuring efficient storage for monitoring, and evaluating data, and being able to translate data findings to promote positive change and progression. 


The selected candidate must also be flexible enough to rotate into a travelling performance team that supports our elite players through competitive fixtures, both home and away. 


We need someone who possess the ability to work discreetly under pressure, but also as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and can evidence on-going CPD in major speciality of their work portfolio.  


It is essential that the successful candidate has the following educational experience;  




Sports Science Degree, or equivalent level qualification 


Masters Level Qualification in relevant field  


UKSCA/NSCA (or working towards) 


Bases Accreditation (or working towards) 





This role is on a permanent basis, working 40 hours per week and is based within Finch Farm training ground in Liverpool (Halewood). 


The closing date of this advert is Thursday 11th January 2024. 


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive a substation amount of applications. 


Everton Family Safer Recruitment Practices      


The Everton Family is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.      


As a requirement of our safer recruitment practices, this role will require an Enhanced DBS check or evidence that you are subscribed to the DBS Update Service information of which can be found here       


This role is subject to both evidence and verification of relevant qualifications including proof of eligibility to work in the UK which will be discussed with you if your application is successful.       


Equity & Inclusion  


Everton is committed to ensuring everyone is respected, celebrated, and empowered for who they are, regardless of their identity. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, those who identify as female and those from racially diverse communities. We are dedicated to supporting the physical and mental/emotional wellbeing of all our people. Should you have a disability or long-term health condition and require reasonable adjustments to be made to the application/interview/onboarding process, please let us know by contacting the Talent Acquisition Team via email - careers@evertonfc.com  


To support our pledge to diversify our organisation and through our commitment to the FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code, Everton will offer a guaranteed interview to those who highlight they are female, from a Black, Asian or Mixed Heritage community or have a disability/long-term health condition should they meet a pre-determined level of the advertised job criteria. This scheme does not guarantee any applicant employment.

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