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Leicester City Football Club

Leicester City Football Club

U21's Sports Scientist


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Jun 3, 2024


About The Role

Leicester City Football Club Academy are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic U21 Sports Scientist who will work in our Professional Development Phase.

Based at Leicester City Football Club’s new world-class Training Ground, this role will work in collaboration with all Academy departments to develop and implement a leading-edge programme where everything is possible. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team the role will seek to develop the athletic ability of our players to ensure that they are First Team Ready and can meet the demands of professional football.

Who We’re Looking For

The ideal candidate will have attained a master’s degree in in Sports Science or Strength and Conditioning a minimum of 3 years of experience within an elite-performance environment and have a proven track record of developing young athletes.

It will be essential that the successful candidate has high level communication skills, can build strong empathetic relationship with our players and can thrive in a high-pressure, dynamic, and flexible environment.

About The Club

Knowing some of the history of Leicester City Football Club helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit and family for which the Foxes are renowned for.

Formed in 1884, the Club was promoted to the Premier League in 2014 when the Foxes returned to the top tier as the Championship title-winners. In 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions. This remarkable achievement qualified them for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history, and they subsequently reached the quarter-finals. The Club continues to build on that success and celebrated lifting the prestigious FA Cup in May 2021.

Under the stewardship of King Power and the Club’s CEO Susan Whelan, Leicester City Football Club is deeply committed to the local community and its supporters and continually strives to ensure that every point of engagement with fans is truly world class including the experience on matchdays. Meanwhile, investment in the Club continues, with the 2021 opening of a new state-of-the-art Training Ground in north Leicestershire.

Benefits Package

Leicester City Football Club offers a competitive salary and pension scheme with life assurance to all its permanent employees. Employees are able to benefit from free onsite parking as well as an onsite subsidised staff restaurant. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays.

Contract Type – Permanent
Hours Per Week –37.5

One City. One Club. One Leicester.

Leicester City Football Club believes that football is for all and we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion, where valuing the individual is our highest priority. We are working to see equality across all areas of the Club and welcome applications from all areas of the community. We are committed to the wellbeing of our staff and welcome applicants seeking flexible hours.

If you have any requirements in regards to the recruitment process, please let us know. We are happy to support your needs.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply, the role will be shut down as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced.

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