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Performance Nutritionist

Harlequin Football Club

Harlequins is a professional rugby union club that plays in Premiership Rugby, the top level of English rugby union.

2 Aug 2022
Part Time
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement and monitor innovative and evidence-based nutrition strategies to support the players’ training and competitive programmes.
  • Maintain current data collection practices as outlined by the Sports Science department.
  • Maintain detailed records of all nutrition interventions and track measurable outcomes.
  • Produce and distribute reports and feedback to all relevant staff.
  • Design and deliver an evidence-based education programme for the Senior Squad.
  • Work closely with the rehabilitation team to maximise the recovery process for injured players.
  • Anthropometric testing for all senior squad players.
  • Work closely with on-site catering, liaise with hotels and catering staff at away venues, and the catering team at home venues to ensure appropriate nutrition is provided.
  • Maintain relationships with existing nutrition partners and identify potential new partners in conjunction with the commercial department.
  • Manage budget and stock for all nutrition products.
  • Assist in research and innovation projects in conjunction with the Harlequins’ Research and Development programme
  • As a senior member of the Performance Team, you will be expected to deliver, and oversee role specific CPD.

Essential Criteria:

The below criteria are considered a minimum requirement for the role. You will be requested to provide evidence supporting these criteria throughout the application process.

  • BSc in Nutrition or Dietetics OR a BSc in a Sport and Exercise related subject along with an MSc in Sports Nutrition or Nutrition.
  • Accredited on the Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr).
  • ISAK Level 1 Accreditation with a minimum of 1 year experience in testing.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a Performance Nutritionist in elite professional team sport.
  • Experience in the Implementation and monitoring of evidence-based nutrition strategies to athletes to support the high performance.
  • Experience in the education of athletes, using a food-focused approach to health and performance.
  • Well organised with excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Must be available to start the role within 1 month of offer.

How to Apply

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Additional Information

Part Time
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine
Rugby Union
Salary information
from £41,250

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