Company Name:
Bolton Wanderers
Location:
Bolton
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Department:
Academy
Salary Details:
£24,000 - £25,000 Yearly
24 Jul 2024
About The Role
Role Purpose
 
To manage the sports science services for all age groups in the Academy, whilst ensuring that the department attains all criteria in accordance with the EFL youth rules and EPPP audits.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide a full and comprehensive sport science service for all Academy players from Foundation Phase to Professional Development Phase.
  • Line manager for all Academy sport science staff.
  • Implement and coordinate movement screening and fitness testing for all Academy players.
  • Liaise regularly with the First Team Head of Sports Science.
  • Ensure information regarding the progress of each Academy player is uploaded to the player's performance clock, i.e. training schedule and gym sessions.
  • Undertake personal CPD as appropriate to meet the demands of the role.
  • Manage and oversee strength and conditioning programmes for all age groups in the Academy.
  • Manage and oversee the Academy sport science staff and ensure that an excellent professional standard in sports science is delivered to all age groups.
  • Work with the Academy sport science staff to ensure that appropriate recovery and injury prevention strategies are adopted after games and on recovery days.
  • Work with the Academy sport science staff to implement effective testing in the following areas: age appropriate fitness testing, movement screening & growth/maturation measurement.
General Responsibilities
  • Be an ambassador of the Group, providing excellent customer service at all times whilst portraying a professional image.
  • Perform other duties as required, which are considered relevant to the post and to the objectives of the Group as identified by the Head of Academy or Head of Academy Coaching.
  • Treat all colleagues as customers ensuring respectful, positive outcomes across all communications.
  • Adhere to and abide by all BWFC policies, procedures and guidelines especially remembering responsibilities to others under Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity.
About The Candidate
Qualifications & Knowledge
  • Hold at least a BA (Hons) degree or MSc (desirable) from a recognised university.
  • BASES accreditation.
  • Experience of working with young athletes and creating/managing programmes to facilitate their long-term athletic development.
Competencies
  • Customer focus - Develops and maintains knowledge of the needs of customers and focuses energy and efforts on meeting these needs.
  • Effective communication - Communicates confidently and effectively orally and in writing.
  • Team working - Supports others in the achievement of their objectives.
  • Personal effectiveness - Develops effective plans to deliver optimum results within agreed timeframes and by most cost-efficient route.
About The Club
As a founder member of the Football League (EFL), Bolton Wanderers is a football club that is internationally renowned, having played in all four professional leagues of English football, as well as winning the FA Cup on four occasions.
 
Following the acquisition of the club in 2019, Football Ventures (Whites) Ltd owns Bolton Wanderers as well as Bolton Stadium Hotel and stewardship of Football Ventures is working towards an exciting future.  We pride ourselves on doing things differently, with ambitious plans to progress the club in a pragmatic, authentic and inclusive way.
 
As as equal opportunities employer, Bolton Wanderers Football Club is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.
 
We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.  BWFC seek to ensure that all children and young people are protected and kept safe from harm while they are with staff and volunteers within Bolton Wanderers activities.  Everyone at Bolton Wanderers has a safeguarding responsibility to all work colleagues, fans and any vulnerable adults and children.
 

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