Company Name:
Birmingham City
Location:
Birmingham
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Department:
Club
About The Role

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

“A proactive and diligent individual with experience of leading, developing and delivering physical performance programmes within the Women’s game”

  • To prepare and optimise performance through a comprehensive physical preparation programme.
  • Lead, deliver and enhance the Women’s sports science provision in line with the Club’s strategic objectives – to prevent injury and to enhance individual player and squad athletic performance.

SCOPE OF DUTIES

  • To design, develop and deliver a holistic sports science programme that maximises performance capability of players and the squad whilst ensuring player availability and benchmarking against the best in the Women’s game.
  • To provide real time feedback to coaches and medical department on individual player capability, loadings and readiness data daily.
  • To work collaboratively with coaches and medical staff to develop weekly, monthly and seasonal plans.
  • To lead on the monitoring of player workload, wellness and readiness to inform training programmes, in and out of season and support decision making.
  • To ensure that player/team data is input into athlete management systems to support ongoing tracking of player status.
  • To work with the Lead Physiotherapist to develop a comprehensive screening and testing programme for the squad informed through injury surveillance and analysis.
  • To plan, programme and coach individualised strength/power and conditioning sessions informed through profiling, needs analysis, injury surveillance, testing, monitoring and player need to maximise performance and availability to train.
  • To plan and coach position specific football actions which develop movement capabilities for football performance.
  • Encourage an interdisciplinary approach by working with the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) to design and deliver a comprehensive programme to optimise player and squad performance.
  • Support technical staff to input, create and deliver the players IDP from a physical perspective, aligning position specific requirements with technical elements.
  • Ensure compliance with all the Policies and Procedures contained within the Staff Handbook, paying particular regard to the Equal Opportunities Policy and Health & Safety Policy and procedures at all times.
  • To lead and manage anti-doping whereabouts system.
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary by your Line Manager or Head of Department within the scope of the role.

About The Candidate

Qualifications

Essential Requirements

  • BSc in Sports Science or a related field.
  • Hold a UK Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA) Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC) credential
  • Hold FA Level 2 Emergency Aid in Football (EFAiF) qualification
  • Be a UK Anti-Doping Clean Sport Advisor

Desirable Requirements

  • An MSc in Strength and Conditioning or postgraduate related
  • Additional S&C related qualifications (e.g. NSCA, BWLA)
  • To be a BASES Accredited Sports Scientist
  • Hold a UEFA B Licence in Coaching (FA Level 3)

Knowledge and Skills

  • An ability to produce verbal and written reports.
  • A willingness to work flexibly.
  • A strong desire to work as part of a team and to put the team's needs ahead of your own.
  • Understanding of Health and Safety and its application to a sporting environment.
  • Energy and enthusiasm, with the ability to enthuse and inspire inexperienced and experienced players.
  • Evidence of sound administrative, organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • Experience of working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.

Personal Requirements

  • Tenacity, ability to adapt to a constantly changing work environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to mix with different departments effectively communicating and distributing information
  • Self-starter with high integrity and ethical behaviour
  • Empathetic
  • Highly organised

Terms of Appointment 

  • 37.5hours a week including evenings and weekends
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Holiday entitlement of 20 days plus bank holiday
About The Club

Birmingham City FC is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community. We will consider applications solely based on merit regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, nationality, ethnic or national origins, disability, sexual orientation, political or religious belief, background, or family circumstance.

Birmingham City FC promotes a diverse and inclusive working environment, and we welcome applications from all individuals in society. If you have any particular requirements or need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment or interview process, please mention this in your application.

All candidates are required to complete our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment Survey using the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/ymR2zBpuNf. The survey will take approximately 1 minute to complete, is completely voluntary and you can respond with “prefer not to say” to any questions that you do not feel comfortable in answering. All responses will remain anonymous, and we will use the information collected to review our recruitment processes and ensure we continue to encourage a diverse and inclusive working environment to help us achieve our equality objectives.  

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