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Athletic Performance Scientist

Ulster Rugby

A Professional Rugby Club which is based at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast and plays in the United Rugby Championship and European Rugby Champions Cup. The IRFU (Ulster Branch) is responsible for the administration and development of rugby at all levels throughout the Province.

22 Jun 2022
Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Northern Ireland
Closing date
11 Jul 2022

Ulster Rugby is currently inviting applications for the post of Athletic Performance Scientist. To support the Athletic Performance Team, players and the wider multi-disciplinary team in the use of training data to identify areas of progress and opportunity by which we may improve athletic and subsequent rugby performance.

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Sports Science or a related discipline. Additonnaly, they should have a minium of 3 years expereince in a performance sport environment. They should have a passion for developing individuals through the process of atheltic performance. They must be flexible as frequent early mornings, evening and weekend work during the course of the season will be required, including travel with the Ulster Senior squad.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Athletic Performance program through the administration, collection, and analysis of data collected to inform the program and drive player and coach performance
  • Collaborate with the senior team Athletic Performance coaches to provide actionable insights into the preparation of professional rugby players
  • Provide coaching support for all types of training session
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the AP program to ensure delivery of all coaching sessions is to the highest level
  • Support the AP ecosystem with proactive, and insightful, interrogation and visualisation of data.
  • Operate autonomously within a dynamic and demanding environment
  • Ensure data is formatted and uploaded in line with IRFU National Standards and data is communicated between Ulster Rugby and IRFU.

The duties and responsibilities outlined above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake additional duties to meet the needs of the organisation.

Please note that applicants must be eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom as it will not be possible to obtain a work permit for this post.

To apply,

Please click 'Apply Now' and download a detailed job description and person specification and complete the online application form.

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Athletic Performance Scientist - Job Description + Person Specification

Guidance Notes For Applicants

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The closing date for completed application forms is strictly no later than 12 noon on Monday 11th July 2022.

It is anticipated interviews will take place week commencing 18th July 2022.

Applicants are strongly advised to read the guidance notes at the start of the application form prior to completion. CVs or emails expressing an interest in the position without completing the online application form will be disregarded.

Ulster Rugby is an equal opportunities employer and as such welcomes applications from all persons regardless of race, creed, gender, disability, family status or sexual orientation.

Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine
Rugby Union
Salary information
£ 35,000 - 40,000

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