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Head of Nutrition

Aston Villa F.C.

Aston Villa Football Club is a professional football club based in Aston, Birmingham, England. The club competes in the Premier League, the top tier of the English football league system. Founded in 1874, they have played at their home ground, Villa Park, since 1897.

21 Jun 2022
Full Time
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

The Department

Based within our new, world-class High Performance Centre at our Bodymoor Heath Training Ground, our First Team Medical and Sports Science Department strives to deliver a multidisciplinary world class service, so our players can achieve and maintain peak performance. We have a relentless desire to win, supported by staff striving to challenge each other and maintain our pursuit of excellence and innovation. Nutrition is one of the key pillars of success for our team, reflected in our new purpose built nutrition facility and state of the art equipment.

The Role

An exiting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated, forward-thinking and proactive individual to join our First Team Medical and Sports Science Department in the position of Head of Nutrition.

This role is responsible for overseeing all nutritional interventions for each first team player, and consistently auditing player hydration and fuelling for both match day and training. Reporting into the Performance Director, you will also deliver nutritional information and data to players and staff (where required) through workshops, presentations & infographics.

Download full job description and person specification .

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Oversee all nutritional interventions for each player
  • Maintain consistent records for all player measurements and Nutrition Department budgets
  • To liaise and consult with Head of Medical, Sport Science and Strength & Conditioning
  • Provide support and direction with Head of Academy Nutrition
  • Deliver information to players and staff where required utilising workshops, presentations & infographics
  • Consistently audit player’s hydration and fuelling for both match day and training.
  • Provide supervision and direction to any Intern placed in the Nutrition Department.
  • Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities which your line manager or another senior manager at the club asks you to perform.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Safeguarding by adhering to relevant policies, procedures and values relating to safeguarding children and adults at risk
  • Support the Club’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

The Person

To be considered for this role, you will need to hold a Postgraduate Degree in Nutrition, along with SENr Accreditation and ISAK Level 1 (current) with supporting TEM.

The successful postholder will have detailed knowledge of meal presentation and preparation, as well as an ability to create infographics, screencasts, and presentations at a high standard. Ideally, you will also be able to translate complex evidence-based information into understandable and motivational advice.

Previous experience of working within a Premier League First Team environment, coupled with extensive knowledge and experience in High Performance Sport Science and Strength and Conditioning is desired.

This role does require a flexibility in working hours, including an ability to work evenings, weekends and unsociable hours (including matchdays) as the job requires.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please click 'Apply Now' to begin your application. As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.

Applications close on 2nd July 2022

Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early

The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.

Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code.

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see Aston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Performance Lifestyle & Player Support
Player Welfare

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