We are a family run local community club who compete at the highest levels of football on a global stage. Our ambition is to be a top ten Premier League club and a top four Women's Super League club. A commitment to high performance and high professional standards is at the heart of everything we do.
We're looking for a psychologist to work pre-dominantly with our Youth Development Phase
You will contribute to the success and achievement of the Club, striving for excellence and optimal service provision within the Psychology and Mental Wellbeing club framework. You will work closely with the technical staff at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre in Lancing, West Sussex, to create a high-performance environment and influence at a system, cultural, training, team and individual level. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and collaborate with other staff members to promote the welfare and well-being of the players in our boys' and girls' academies. You will provide psychological support including match and training observations, testing, data analysis, 121 player support plans, squad sessions, staff support and education, player reviews, psychological injury monitoring and psychological return to play and you will also undertake pre-season screening. This is a fantastic opportunity for those wishing to apply and develop their skills in a Premier League forward-thinking football club.
What we need
We are looking for someone with the experience of working within an elite high-performance environment, experience within professional sport and extensive experience in the provision of psychological and personal development support to young athletes and coaches to improve performance and contribute to a performance environment. You will be passionate about working with young people. The successful candidate must hold a MSc in Sport Psychology or Psychology, hold a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered status, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Accreditation or other relevant applied accreditation and be registered with the Heath and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or working towards.
Our values play a pivotal role in our success
Our values are not just a list of words we expect our colleagues to learn, but a set of filters through which we deliver to each other, our fans, our partners and our sponsors. As a team we live and breathe these values and celebrate them with TEAAM Brighton awards each season. Our values are:
How we say thank you
In return for your hard work and commitment to us, you will receive a reward package which will include, but not limited to:
We are a Disability Confident employer
We are committed to supporting candidates with disabilities. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application, do not hesitate to get in touch with our People and Culture team.
We champion diversity and equality
We believe the club benefits from engaging with everyone from a variety of backgrounds, allowing us to meet the needs of a diverse audience. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership.
Safeguarding is part of everything we do
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.
To be considered for this position, you must be able to demonstrate your right to work in the UK.