Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach

Blackburn
Full Time
Competitive
23 / 12

Job title: Academy Strength and COnditioning Coach 

Department: Academy Medical Department

Locations: BRFC Academy, Brockhall Village, BB6 8BA. However flexibility regarding location is required.

Reports to: Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine

Responsible for: N/A

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week plus any additional hours necessary for the performance of duties. This may include evening and weekend work.

Contractual status: Permanent

Job purpose: To provide strength and conditioning to all academy players on a daily basis.

Full description

Duties and responsibilities:

  • To be committed to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all elite players, promoting their well-being whilst maintaining professional boundaries;
  • To support the Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach in providing sports science and strength and conditioning programs to all academy players as required;
  • To assist in training load monitoring of all academy players;
  • To ensure all academy players are fitness tested as EPPP requirements;
  • To liaise with parents and coaches as required;
  • To ensure all written evidence is up to date as EPPP requirements;
  • To liaise with all BRFC staff on a daily basis;
  • To create external links as required;
  • To maintain and up to date CPD portfolio;
  • Ensure best practice is followed at all times and players are receiving optimal advice at all times;
  • To maintain a professional attitude and appearance at all times;
  • To assist with the departmental in-service training as and when required;
  • Assist in the education of all players and parents as required in terms of physiological development, nutrition and performance;
  • To assist in the collection and evaluation of ‘Psychometric Measures Questionnaire’ and daily screen;
  • To assist and lead with the cool down, strength, movement re-training and stretching sessions with squads or groups of players as required by the department;
  • Support the department in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the GPS system for all players;
  • Plan and deliver specific physical sessions both gym and pitch based;
  • To support, produce and review individual physical programmes for all players and amend accordingly at specific times throughout the season;
  • Conduct match day duties in relation to preparing the players physically to perform in games when required;
  • Provide specific feedback for players in relation to their physical performance to be completed for the player IDT meetings and departmental meetings;
  • Liaise continually with senior staff in relation to players progressing from the Academy to the Senior Training Centre environment from a physical performance perspective;
  • Ensure all screening and testing of the players is carried out at specified times with data collated and stored appropriately for monitoring purposes;
  • Provide physical performance data and reports to senior staff to highlight the physical development of the players within the Professional Development Phase (PDP);
  • Monitor the physical performance of players on loan, whilst liaising with internal staff and those staff at the loan Clubs when required;
  • Adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to your work, liaising with other key staff to maximise physical performance of the PDP players; and
  • To assist in other departmental duties as required.

Skills required:

  • IT literate;
  • Good organisational skills;
  • Ability to communicate with internal and external parties;
  • To work in a team environment;
  • Ability to perform group and individual verbal presentations; and
  • Ability to administer, monitor and coach Strength and Conditioning programs.

Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of current sport science and medicine practice with particular specialism in strength and conditioning;
  • Good knowledge of Safeguarding/child protection policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of an elite sporting environment; and
  • Paediatric Physiological Development.

Qualifications required:

  • Hons Degree in Sports Science / Strength and Conditioning or related discipline (essential);
  • UKSCA (or ability to obtain in 12 months – essential);
  • Master Degree in Sports Science or related discipline (desirable); and
  • BASES accreditation (or working towards).

DBS check required: Yes (enhanced)

The document is a guide only and should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the organisation.

How to Apply
Due to high-levels of interest, this post may close early so early application is advised, otherwise the closing date for this role is 12 noon on Friday 2nd December 2022.

Equality and Diversity
Blackburn Rovers FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.


Safer Recruitment
Blackburn Rovers FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.

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