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Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach

Loughborough University

Loughborough University is a public research university in the market town of Loughborough, Leicestershire, England

1 Aug 2022
Full Time
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

Job Purpose:

To support and assist the Head of Strength and Conditioning (Performance Sport) in leading the provision of Strength and Conditioning support to Loughborough Sport Performance Athletes and the wider Loughborough athlete ecosystem

To assist in providing leadership and development support to the Strength and Conditioning Team, including placement students and volunteers

Work with coaches, other strength and conditioning practitioners and other support staff to deliver an interdisciplinary approach to performance development

Provide quality strength and conditioning support to Loughborough Sport Performance athletes. Help improve performance through developing, implementing and evaluating strength and conditioning programmes that reflect scientific principles as they relate to adaptation, periodisation, peaking, tapering and injury rehabilitation.

Job Duties

  • Support the Head of Strength and Conditioning in providing high level technical leadership, coaching and mentoring to members of the Strength and Conditioning team within Loughborough Sport
  • To line manage Strength and Conditioning coaches and other support providers (student volunteers, placement students etc.), including taking responsibility for developing both technical and non-technical application of knowledge and conduct individual performance and development reviews
  • Set challenging, robust, technical and non-technical performance and development objectives for reporting staff. Assist the Head of Strength and Conditioning in regularly monitoring team performance.
  • Be accountable for the recruitment and development of stipend and volunteer strength and Conditioning placements
  • Work collaboratively with the CVA and SSEHS to optimise placement opportunities
  • Through professional judgement and political awareness to be able to influence key internal and external partners to positively affect the student experience in relation to sport / strength and conditioning support.
  • Contribute to, attend and provide regular reports at appropriate meetings associated with the programme and to key stakeholders including colleagues from the Loughborough Sport, SSEHS, EIS and NGB staff.
  • Ensure that the delivery of the strength and conditioning support effectively meets its commitments to athletes and coaches including appropriate training objectives
  • Work with coaches and support staff to deliver an interdisciplinary approach to performance development
  • Establish and develop ‘value adding’ and ‘add-on’ services through building partnerships and utilising strategic relationships with key stakeholders.
  • 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 UKSCA Code of Conduct, standards and guidelines and Loughborough University.
  • To promote adherence to ethical guidelines and regulations with regard to drugs and doping in sport, in line with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) guidelines and the Loughborough University ‘Clean Sport’ commitment.
  • Where appropriate identify and facilitate appropriate communication methods, to inform and educate athletes, coaches and students in the effective use of strength and conditioning
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade of the post.

Points To Note

The purpose of this job description is to indicate the general level of duties and responsibility of the post. The detailed duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character or level of responsibility entailed.

Special Conditions

The post will require working in the evenings, weekends and on bank holidays and University closure days when required.

Staff are required to wear Loughborough Sport designated uniform whilst on duty.

All staff have a statutory responsibility to take reasonable care of themselves, others and the environment and to prevent harm by their acts or omissions. All staff are therefore required to adhere to the University’s Health, Safety and Environmental Policy & Procedures.

All staff should hold a duty and commitment to observing the University’s Equality & Diversity policy and procedures at all times. Duties must be carried out in accordance with relevant Equality & Diversity legislation and University policies/procedures.

Successful completion of probation will be dependent on attendance at the University’s mandatory courses which include Respecting Diversity and, where appropriate, Recruitment and Selection.

Organisational Responsibility

Reports to the Head of Strength and Conditioning (Performance Sport)
Responsible for some Strength & Conditioning professionals, volunteers and placement students.

Person Specification

Your application will be reviewed against the essential and desirable criteria listed below. Applicants are strongly advised to explicitly state and evidence how they meet each of the essential (and desirable) criteria in their application. Stages of assessment are as follows:

1 – Application

2 – Test/Assessment Centre/Presentation

3 – Interview

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Fitness & Recreation
Salary information
£31,406 - 40,927

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