Expired: Academy Sport Scientist vacancy

Assist Elite Performance Department in the delivery of the athletic development programmes to all age groups within the structure of Reading Football Club

Organisation Reading Football Club Academy

Salary Circa £19,000

Location Reading

Contract type Permanent (Full time)

Closing date 16 February 2018

Interview date 18 February 2018

Job Description

Job Purpose |

• Assist Elite Performance Department in the delivery of the athletic development programmes to all age groups within the structure of Reading Football Club.
• Working with the Lead Academy Sports Scientist and Lead S&C Coach, Coaches, Physiotherapists, Psychologists and other support staff to deliver an interdisciplinary approach to performance development.

Main Duties

• Deliver athletic development sessions, strength development session, Pre-hab, Re-hab as directed by Lead Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach (LASC), Lead Academy Sports Scientist (LASS) and Head of Elite Performance and age appropriate medical staff and coaching staff.
• Assist coaching staff with set-up and de-rig of sessions.
• Hydration, Saliva, pre training assessment and presentation.
• Undertake age group physical testing as directed.
• Undertake Anthropometric testing as directed.
• Set-up, download and presentation of training load using Heart rate monitors and GPS units.
• In association with LASC, LASS, HAP, and academy medical staff oversee weekly training intensities and keep up-to-date logs of such data.
• Maintain up to date records and reviews on the club PMA (performance Management Application) in conjunction with EPPP/ Premier League Requirements and Regulations as demanded by Head of Elite Performance and Academy Manager
• 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’s Safeguarding (Child Protection), Health, Safety and Equal Opportunity procedures and practice
• To act in a manner that supports the Club’s Vision and Values at all times

Person Spec |

• BSc Sports Science related discipline

• MSc Sports Science related discipline
• BASES Accredited
• UKSCA Accredited

• Experience of working in Elite sport preferably football in a strength & conditioning setting
• Experience using and presenting GPS technology.
• Experience of testing large groups of athletes

Knowledge and Skills:
• Understanding of the physical development stages of young footballers
• A strong understanding of growth and maturation
• Computer Literacy including MS office and Excel
• Encourage, maintain and manage elite footballers
• Time management

• Loyal
• Trustworthy
• Hard working
• Strong commitment to developing elite athletes.
• Demonstrates drive.
• Proactive approach to work.
• An understanding and commitment to equal opportunities in employment and sport.

How to apply Please send CV and Cover letter to recruitment@readingfc.co.uk quoting AcSpSci2018


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