VACANCY: Lead Academy Sports Scientist

access_time 6 years ago

Lead Academy Sports Scientist

Salary: £15,000 – £18,000 (Dependent on Experience)

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Leyton Orient Football Club, for the position of Lead Academy Sports Scientist. Reporting to the Academy Director, Academy Manager, and 1st Team Fitness Coach, the role will include:

•    Creating and delivering Individualised Injury Prevention Programmes for Academy Players

•    Creating and delivering Individualised Strength & Conditioning Programmes for Academy Players

•    Assisting in the delivery and implementation of Rehab programmes for Academy Players

•    Assisting in organising and periodising individual and team gym based sessions

•    Improving the physical profiles of individual academy players

•    Reducing injury risk and aiding the performance of academy players

•    Co-ordinating the revamp of the physical component of the Club academy YouTube channel

•    Leading on nutritional guidance for academy players and parents

Essential Requirements
•    BSc Sports Science (or relevant degree)

•    Knowledge & Experience of EPPP and LTAD

•    Previous experience of working with Academy Footballers (and/or elite level first team players), including screening and testing players

•    Excellent communication skills

•    Excellent IT Skills (inc.: Word, Excel)

Desirable Requirements
•    Full Clean UK Driving License

•    Mini Bus License

•    MSc Sports Science (or related degree)

•    UKSCA Accreditation

•    BASES Accreditation

•    Previous experience with The PMA Tool

•    Previous experience of Catapult GPS System & Polar HR System

•    Up to date FA Safeguarding Children & FA Emergency Aid Certificates

•    Minimum FA Level 1 Coaching Badge

Position is subject to completing an up to date CRB Check.

How to Apply:
Please email your CV and a Covering Letter in support of your application for this vacancy, including why you feel you are the most suitable candidate for this position.

Please send the relevant information to: [email protected]
Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 20th September 2015

Interview Date: w/c Monday 5th October 2015