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U11-12’s Academy Sport Scientist

Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, commonly known as Wolves, is a professional association football club based in Wolverhampton, England.

Posted
16 Jun 2022
Status
Full Time
Location
England
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

Job purpose
We are seeking an exceptional individual to lead our U11’s & U12’s Sport Science provisions, focusing primarily on the planning, implementing and monitoring on-field physical conditioning and gym-based Strength sessions here at Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver individual ‘Strength and Conditioning’ related sessions to a range of different abilities and age groups (Foundation and Youth Phases)
  • Plan and coach warm up sessions that include a speed, agility or plyometric element to foundation and youth football players
  • Implement systematic physiological (field-based) and anthropometric testing periods for a range of age groups within the academy and analyse the data from these testing periods
  • Provide match day support that includes warm up and cool downs
  • Plan and implement player-specific conditioning programs for players at the end stages of rehabilitation.
  • Assist in the formulation and delivery of injury prevention programmes.
  • Provide regular oral and written reports at appropriate meetings associated with the
    Strength and Conditioning support (athlete programme design, athlete attendance and adherence, test and monitoring reports, programme overview, review and updates).
  • Initiate and contribute to special projects that are part of the wider development of the medical and exercise science department at the football club
  • Oversee and lead Internship development
  • To complete 6-8 weekly multi-disciplinary reviews for each player, providing short, mediumand long-term action points
  • Completion of the training register for all players, including session and player evaluation of training within 24 hours on the online management tool (PMA).
  • Monitor training load through GPS; analyse data and report back to coaching staff and
    physiotherapists post training.
  • Oversee movement preparation sessions to players in the Foundation and youth phases.

General responsibilities

  • Compliance with Club policies
  • Compliance with the Club’s health and safety procedures
  • Compliance with the Club’s safeguarding policies
  • To promote the Club’s values
  • To work consistently to embed equality & diversity into the Club
  • To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected
  • To maintain professional conduct at all times

Safeguarding

  • This role involves working with children and/or adults at risk in a Regulated Activity (or in close proximity to children and/or adults at risk). This means that the post-holder is required to apply all relevant policies and uphold the Club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people

Download full job description and person specification

How to Apply

Please complete our application form and diversity monitoring form, then return via 'Apply Now'.

Please include the job reference code in the subject line, unless otherwise stated on the advert.

Applications close 30th June 2022

Please note, we reserve the right to close any advertised vacancy before the stated closing date. We recommend applying to our vacancies early, to avoid any disappointment.

For safeguarding reasons, we are unable to progress candidates who have not applied with our application form. Thank you.

Application Form

Diversity Monitoring Form

Equality Policy

The aim of the Equality Policy is to promote our own equality objectives and in doing so, help to ensure everyone is treated fairly and with respect. The Club's commitment is to promote inclusion and to confront and eliminate discrimination. The policy can be found here.

Wolves is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We will consider applications solely on the basis of merit regardless of gender, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, political or religious belief, background or family circumstances. All candidates are encouraged to complete a diversity monitoring form to help us achieve our equality objectives.

Wolves are proud to be a member and founding signatory of The FA Football Leadership Diversity Code.


Additional Information

Status
Full Time
Job Type
Academy
Sports Science & Medicine
Sport
Football

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