Head of Physical Performance(MCWFC)

Manchester
Full Time
Competitive
21 / 07

 

Manchester City Football Club’s Performance Services aim to create engaging performance environments that maximise team and individual potential. This post will contribute to MCWFC success by leading a team to provide evidence informed Sport Science & Strength & Conditioning support to pioneer performances of high skill and high intensity to compete for major trophies.

The role will provide team leadership, line management, quality assurance, and mentoring for a team of Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning, & Nutrition practitioners to work collaboratively with coaches, players, and the performance team to provide world class physical performance support in achieving the club’s mission.

Full description

1

Lead & manage the planning, delivery and review of sport science/strength & conditioning and nutrition provision to MCWFC in line with the MCWFC Performance Services Strategy.

2

Lead & line manage the MCWFC Physical Performance Team (Sport Science, S&C & Nutrition) to ensure club-wide alignment to the Performance Services Strategy

3

Work with the Head of Performance Services to develop and implement a Physical Performance & Nutrition strategy that aligns to achieving the MCWFC Performance Services Strategic Objectives.

4

Develop and oversee the development and delivery of monitoring systems that provide actionable insights to inform decision making across the multidisciplinary performance team.

5

Lead the ongoing development & delivery of a system of physical profiling aligned to the Physical Performance Strategy and that informs ‘What it Takes to Win’, Individual Development plans (IDP), and rehab/return to play programmes.

6

Work with coaches and your team of practitioners to ensure physical outcomes are achieved alongside technical/tactical/psychosocial outcomes through collaborative training programme design.

7

Work in collaboration with key members of the MDT to develop joined up approach to injured player management and rehab/return to play systems and processes.

8

Work with the Head of Performance Services to develop and implement a programme of needs-led learning opportunities for Physical Performance staff.

9

Lead the development and implementation of a Physical Performance student placement programme to identify and develop talented young practitioners/students.

Role specific knowledge, skills and experience:

Essential:

  • BSc in Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning or related area.
  • A recognised postgraduate qualification (ie MSc) in Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning or related area
  • UKSCA Accreditation or equivalent
  • Extensive experience working in an elite sporting environment.
  • Extensive experience of working effectively within a high-performing interdisciplinary team.
  • Significant experience in a ‘lead’ role with responsibility for delivering physical change that impacts performance
  • Significant experience in line management/mentoring of other practitioners
  • An advanced ability to develop excellent relationships with key stakeholders (Players, Coaches, wider MDT) that enable challenge, support, and ability to positively influence the wider programme.
  • An ability to reflect on current working practice & adapt as required.
  • An advanced ability to utilise performance related data to inform practice

Desirable:

  • Experience working in elite professional football.
  • Previous experience working with elite female athletes/in Women’s sport.
  • Previous coaching/mentoring training.
  • BASES accreditation
  • Experienced delivering/contributing successful physical change in complex injury rehabilitation/return to play programmes
  • High level understanding of Performance Nutrition concepts applied to achieve physical change & performance

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