Head of Performance and Medicine

Full Time
20 / 07


To create and sustain excellence in support services for the development and performance of individuals, groups and teams across the Club.

Full description

Core Responsibilities

– Continually work towards the Club’s corporate strategic goals.

– Communicate and promote the Club culture to enhance an elite high-performance environment.

– Attend all professional development events.

– Actively engage in a personal development plan and integrated appraisal process.

Leadership Responsibilities

– Provide effective leadership for the Performance and Medical team (people, finance and process) to support the strategic and tactical needs of the club.

– Creation of documentation to support the club performance plan and associated domain manuals.

– Strategic planning aligned to the overall club ambitions.

– Implement and evolve of the Performance and Medicine strategy.

– Delivery of practical elements within the performance and medical fields appropriate to experience.

– Contribute to the effective leadership of the Football Department as a member Football Management Team working with colleagues throughout the organisation to identify and deliver success on and off the pitch.

– Line management responsibility for lead roles of performance and medical staff as per the organisational structure.

– Operate an effective meeting schedule(s) for the domain to deliver strategic and tactical output.

– Provide informal and formal feedback within our appraisal process to create change and drive performance.

– Manage resources effectively and ensure expenditure is within the budget set.

– Ensure effective and appropriate management and monitoring of players at all ages.

– Improve the processes by which we measure individual and team performance to make more efficient, less biased and more scalable decisions.

– Shape the use of data and technology for the benefit of players development and/or performance and the interdisciplinary performance of staff.

– Deliver an effective onboarding process for players of all ages and all staff within the domain.

– Create partnerships and relationships building and sustaining strong and positive links with local stakeholders.

– Ensure operations and capability meets the requirement for a Category 1 Academy.

– Lead of the recruitment of full-time positions with the domain in liaised with Head of Human Resources.

To apply, please send your CV Eddie Koppoe (ddie@eisg.com">ddie@eisg.com">eddie@eisg.com).

The Executives in Sport Group are retained on behalf of Sunderland A.F.C to appoint a Head of Performance Medicine. All direct applications and CV's will be forwarded to The Executives in Sport Group.

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