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Academy Psychologist (Youth Development Phase)

Brighton & Hove Albion FC

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club is an English professional football club that compete in the Premier League, the top tier of the English football league system.

21 Sep 2022
Full Time
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

About us

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:

  • Treat People Well
  • Exceed Expectations
  • Aim High. Never Give Up
  • Act with Integrity
  • Make it Special

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:

  • Free breakfast and lunch (fantastic healthy and tasty food provided by our inhouse chefs)
  • 23 days leave plus 8 bank holidays rising to 28 days with length of service (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Club wide bonus scheme for 22/23 season
  • Season ticket loan
  • Priority access to Premier League match tickets, subject to availability and access to free WSL tickets for 22/23 season (upon completion of probation)
  • Free on-site parking at the Amex and the training ground
  • In-house training programme and Continuing Professional Development opportunities
  • Discounts at the Club superstore and online
  • Discounts and benefits from partners and local businesses
  • Enhanced club pension scheme
  • Access to occupational health and mental health support
  • Group life protection

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.

Job Description & Person Specification

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine

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