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Strength & Conditioning Coach (England Netball) - Maternity Cover

English Institute of Sport

The English Institute of Sport, established in May 2002, is an organisation which provides sport science and medical support services to elite athletes through a nationwide network of expertise.

17 Mar 2023
Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Closing date
14 Apr 2023

The Opportunity…

The EIS and England have an exciting opportunity for a full time Strength & Conditioning Coach to with England Netball at their site in Loughborough. This is a maternity cover post.

A snapshot of the role…

This role will provide the delivery and development of strength and conditioning services for England Netball with a focus on the Roses athletes. The practitioner will work closely with coaches and the SSSM team to create a world class high performance training environment. The role will include camp-based and remote working, as well as domestic and international travel. Essential dates prior to/including World Cup (TBC) include 15-19/22-26 May, 26-29 June, 3-7 July, 13 July-7 August

If you feel you can bring the expertise we require to help us shape our future, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the delivery of all areas of physical preparation to prepare a tournament durable squad that can sustain high performance in congested fixture schedules. This includes delivering S+C provision during centralised training camps, and international competitions.
  • Lead on consistent player monitoring strategies and providing detailed feedback processes to IDT and coaching staff to support effective player management.
  • Work closely with coaching staff to effectively plan training schedules, and long-term planning across the international and domestic competition windows.
  • Work with pathway S+C coach in order to ensure alignment of netball physical preparation throughout the pathway.
  • Work with a PhD research student to drive ongoing research and disseminate the findings.
  • Co-lead the delivery of testing and monitoring strategies with the physiotherapist to inform individualised programming and planning, in conjunction with individual athlete development plans.
  • Regular communications with athletes and IDT to support player management, and individual physical development plans.
  • Lead on daily monitoring, individual programming and recovery strategies during World Cup tournament to ensure athletes are physically prepared to thrive in consecutive matches.
  • Work closely with SSM team to provide support during international travel, and lead on support sessions to aid athletes transition into training post long haul travel.
  • Develop strong working relationships with franchise S&C staff to ensure the physical preparation needs are aligned to the senior international programme through shared testing and monitoring protocols, and educational resources where appropriate.
  • Attend, contribute to and provide regular reports at appropriate meetings associated with the programme and to key stakeholders including other NGB staff and franchise clubs.
  • Work within the rules of professional confidentiality, liaise with athletes, primary care managers, parents, coaches and other support staff as appropriate within the rules of the HCSI Code of Conduct, standards and guidelines and where appropriate, the EIS host agency

Job Description - Download

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At the EIS we aspire to have a workforce that is diverse and representative of all sections of society, not only by characteristic but by thought and perspective. We believe a diverse workforce enables growth and creates a sustainably inclusive workspace for all employees.

Application Method: CV and Covering Letter via the EIS careers portal

In order to be considered for this World Class Opportunity, you will be required to upload a CV and Covering Letter to our careers portal via our website. Your covering letter should bring your CV to life by highlighting your relevant skills and attributes that would make you the ideal candidate for this role.

Key Dates for Applicants

Closing Date: 14th April 2023

Shortlisting Date: 21st April 2023

Interview Date: 2nd May 2023

Additional information for applicants:

Please note that the English Institute of Sport will be changing its name in April/May 2023. This will not have any impact on the application process for this role, nor will it impact the scope of the role itself.

Our Company

The EIS delivers outstanding support that enables sports and athletes to excel.

Since 2002, and over the last four Olympic and Paralympic cycles, the EIS has evolved quietly and effectively into an organisation consistently performing at a world-leading level, contributing to over 1,000 British Olympic and Paralympic medals.

WHO WE ARE....WHAT'S ON OFFER (Netball).pdf - Download

Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine
Salary information
from £32,302

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