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Head of Physical Performance

Knights Rugby League

The Newcastle Knights are an Australian professional rugby league club based in Newcastle, New South Wales.

9 Sep 2022
Full Time
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

About the position

This position is responsible for leading our Physical Performance team and supporting our players Physical Performance growth, in addition to:

  • Develop the philosophies, specify the targets, outline the broad strategies, and evaluate the results, for all aspects of the physical performance department.
  • Accountability for all aspects of the Club teams' physical performance, including; all aspects of injury prevention, injury management, physical development and physical performance.
  • Set the direction of the Club's physical performance program and ensure all components of the medical, sports science, analytics and physical development team are aligned.
  • Liaise with the coaching staff and Club management staff about the status and the future direction of the Club's physical performance program
  • Liaise with the coaching staff and Club management about the physical status of the players, the injury status of players, the preparedness' of individual players and the team as whole to perform.
  • Assist with appropriate intelligence gathering on all potential Club recruits.
  • Assist in the recruitment and selection process (in conjunction with the Coaching and Management staff) for all new appointments to the Physical Performance Department.

About you

Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in a similar role at National Rugby League level or sufficient high-performance experience in professional sports, in addition to:

  • Extensive experience within the Medical and Performance industries.
  • Demonstrated Management experience with proven ability in leading people and teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build relationships with a wide range of staff, officials, and stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail with a high level of professionalism, great organisation, and time management skills with the ability to deliver multiple tasks.
  • A positive and proactive approach with a strong team focus.
  • High level of honesty and integrity.
  • Relevant qualifications in Physiotherapy or Sports Science.

What we offer

In return the nib Newcastle Knights can offer an attractive remuneration package negotiated with the successful candidate in addition to a dynamic work environment in an elite sporting organisation.

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to create a work environment where employee differences such as gender, age, culture, disability, sexual orientation and education are valued to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

Essential Requirements

  • Human Movement / Coaching / Exercise / Sports Science Degree
  • Sports Medicine / Physio / Allied Health Degree

Desirable Criteria

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification

How to Apply

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Fitness & Recreation
Rugby League
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