Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach Staff Vacancy

Lead S&C Coach – Job Description

Lead Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach

Organisation: Bristol Rovers Football Club

Location: Bristol

Type of Contract: Full Time/Contract (£18,000 – £20,000 starting salary depending on experience)

Hours/Days of Work: 40 hours per week (combination of midweek day time, midweek evenings and weekends)

Closing Date: 11th September 2017 (12.00pm)

 Role Description

Job Title: Lead Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach

Department: Sports Science & Medical

Reporting to: Head of Sport Science & Medicine

Key relationships: Head of Sport Science & Medicine, Lead Academy Sports Therapist, Lead Phase Coaches, external providers.

Line Manager for: Assistant S&C Coach, S&C Data Analyst

 Summary

 Bristol Rovers FC Academy are looking to recruit a Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach to oversee the implementation and development of the Academy athletic development program to maximise the physical potential for all players within the programme

 Key Tasks:

  • Oversee and implement the delivery of physical development based sessions across all phases (u9s – u18s)
  • Support and monitor the physical development needs of all through the creation of individual physical development plans
  • Oversee the physical testing and screening of players, including the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), anthropometric data, and fitness testing programmes
  • Provide specialist S&C input as required to support injury risk reduction, injury management, rehab and return to performance
  • Coordinate the delivery of other physical preparation services (e.g. nutrition, physiology, sleep, wellbeing, health)
  • Foster strong partnerships with external organisations (e.g. UWE and local gym providers) 
  • Ensure all administrative tasks associated with this role are up to date and maintained

 Overview:

The Lead Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach should:

 Have a minimum of a degree in the field of Sports Science and/or Strength & Conditioning

  • Have recent and relevant experience working within a sports performance environment
  • Have recent and relevant experience of working with children and athletes under 18
  • Have experience in the design, implementation, and monitoring of programmes for junior athletes
  • Have excellent communication skills, both orally and written
  • Be personable and enthusiastic with a strong work ethic
  • Be willing to engage in and undertake Continued Professional Development (CPD)

 To Apply:

Please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining suitability for the role to academy@bristolrovers.co.uk before the closing date of 11th September 2017. Those selected for interview will be contacted within 7 days of the closing date.

 Any successful applicant will be subjected to a full screening process and DBS check prior to commencement in the role.