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Strength and Conditioning Coach

Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints are a professional rugby club currently competing in the Gallagher Premiership. As well as being one of English rugby's leading teams, Saints'​ home at Franklin's Gardens is one of the most flexible conference and events venues in the East Midlands.

14 May 2024
Full Time
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

This is an exciting opportunity for a Strength and Conditioning Coach to join an experienced elite level department, working in tandem with a motivated, driven playing group and coaches.



  • Work closely with Strength & Conditioning Coaches, Rugby Coaches and Medics to plan and implement individualised programmes that prepare the athletes for an agreed set of performance goals.
  • Detailed planning of day-to-day management of specific athletes alongside comprehensive rehab plans for injured athletes.
  • Carry out testing and monitoring procedures to evaluate an athletes physical abilities.
  • Provide feedback to athletes on their progress and performace and adjust training plans as required.
  • Development and delivery of return-to-play strategies for injured players.
  • To travel with team as is required and whilst doing so, to contribute towards the collective effort preparing the team for competition.
  • Incorporate and deliver appropriate warm ups for all sessions.
  • Assist with preparation and education of nutritional strategies in order to maximise performance.

CPD & Development

  • Stay up to date with current best practice. Look for opportunities to conduct novel research with performance impact outcome for Northampton Saints.
  • To contribute to weekly planning of training.
  • To contribute to Student supervision within the department as is required.


Essential Skills:

  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science (or related field)
  • Strong knowledge of exercise physiology, biomechanics and nutrition.
  • Current and valid driving licence
  • Experience of working in as a Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • A strong desire to learn and develop your own practice
  • The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced disclosure check

Desirable Skills:

  • Previous experience working with rugby players
  • Experience of rehabilitating athletes in a professional sports environment
  • Strong use of IT (Excel, Powerpoint, etc)

Competitive – dependant on experience.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please click 'Apply Now' to begin the online application.

Applications close on 5th June 2024

Northampton Saints is an equal opportunities employer and would welcome applications from a fully diverse range of candidates, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

Any CVs, contact details or other personal data shared with Northampton Saints RFC in relation to this position will be processed for recruitment purposes only. We are storing this data in line with our privacy policy, and any information will only be shared internally as required to undertake shortlisting and interviews with those directly connected to the recruitment process. We would like to keep this data until this position is filled. When that period is over, we will delete your data unless we specifically inform you that we will keep it on file for future roles.

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine
Rugby Union

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