AWFC First Team Nutritionist

London, UK
Full Time
23 / 06

An exciting opportunity to help support and educate AWFC players in all areas of nutrition to enhance performance and their daily well-being.

Full description

We are looking for a Nutritionist to join AWFC First Team. This role will be responsible for maximising AWFC player performance and recovery primarily through nutrition, whilst also collaborating with the wider team to ensure an optimal approach to player development.

Who we are

We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here.

Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).

Your day-to-day

  • Creating global nutritional and recovery strategies for AWFC First Team Players.
  • Setting, monitoring and maintaining optimal body weight composition of AWFC First Team Players.
  • Proposing efficient integrative recovery strategies (Primarily Nutrition).
  • Liaising with Chefs and kitchen staff regarding content and quality of product delivered at training ground.
  • Working with host matchday venue to ensure optimal performance player outcomes.
  • Travelling with team and ensuring travel strategies, meal timing,portions,macro nutrients are optimised for performance.
  • Creating individual supplement strategies for the various needs of AWFC First Team Players and academy players when required.
  • Preparing innovative educational material for Players.
  • Utilising the Dexa-scan (all licenses/education required) to monitor body composition and Individually consulting and delivering interactive workshops.
  • Experience organising/leading Team/Player recovery sessions.

What we are looking for

  • A post-graduate qualification in Sport & Exercise Nutrition (e.g. MSc, IOC Diploma)
  • Registered on the sports and exercise nutrition register.
  • UKAD Clean Advisor
  • Experience of working with athletes/coaches, providing nutritional support.
  • Experience of planning, implementing, and monitoring interventions with elite athletes.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to respond to the demands of elite football.
  • Sound understanding of physiological principles of sport & exercise.
  • Excellent communication skills that can influence and motivate behavioural change.
  • Ability to communicate complex information in simple terms, dependent on the audience.
  • An innovative mindset within an evolving industry.
  • Experience organising/leading Team/Player recovery sessions.

Why choose us

At Arsenal, we want everyone to feel a sense of trust and belonging, so we are proud of both our club values and also what we offer to our employees. As one of our Gunners, you will receive:

  • An exciting reward and recognition scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance which increases with your length of service
  • Great internal learning and development programmes
  • A flexible hybrid working model
  • Discounted Arsenal season tickets
  • A competitive health and wellbeing benefits package
  • A leading Employee Assistance Programme
  • Great discounts with some of our Partners

Arsenal for Everyone

Arsenal for Everyone is our commitment to promoting and embracing equality, diversity and inclusion, so that everyone connected to the club feels like they belong to the same Arsenal family. We believe that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. 

Disability Confident Leader

We are a Disability Confident Leader. We actively welcome applications from people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need disability-related adjustments to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

If you are likely to meet the definition of being a ‘disabled person’ according to the Equality Act 2010, we will offer you an interview if you meet the minimum criteria for a role. Please choose the option of a guaranteed interview on your application form. The information you share with us about your health or disability will not be used in recruitment decisions.


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