Strength & Conditioning Coach, Bristol City Academy

Full-time hours
Salary: £18,000 to £21,000 per annum

  • Do you have experience of developing players across all phases in an Academy environment?
  • Do you understand the requirements to play professional football at all levels?
  • Are you open, empathetic and supportive?
  • Do you have a BSc in Strength & Conditioning (or related subject)?
  • Do you want to be part of the South West’s ONLY category 2 Academy

If so, we would like to talk to you…

With a vision to build a "1st team squad with a core of home grown talent", Bristol City FC Academy saw a record number of Academy players in our First Team squad in 2015/16 and we are now building our structure for future and continued success.

Our First Team are a Championship side with big ambitions and a home for a Premier League team to be proud of:

Ashton Gate – a £46m stadium, has become a 27,000 capacity modern, multi-use stadium.

Take a look inside… http://www.bristol-sport.co.uk/stadium/the-plan/virtual-tour/

These are our most exciting times and we are looking for committed, exceptional people to join us on our unique journey.

We now require a Strength & Conditioning Coach to take an important role in our team and join our Academy Sports Science department.

Your Main Responsibilities:

1. Lead design, planning and delivery of U9-U18 Strength & Conditioning programmes.
2. Assist the Lead Sports Scientist with all testing data collection/analysis including;

  • Player anthropometric assessments.
  • Monitoring of player data for peak height velocity/predicted adult height to complete maturation assessments.
  • Collection and analysis of daily condition monitors (wellness), applying appropriate interventions where necessary.
  • Execution of physical attribute testing procedures, data collation and analysis, including player reviews and relevant interventions.

3. Help implement the physiological training games programme, monitoring internal/external training load through the use of GPS, heart rate and session RPE data.
4. Assist the Academy Medical staff and Lead Sports Scientist in the design, planning and implementation of return-to-play, pre-habilitation/rehabilitation programmes (for all academy age groups).
5. Contribute to the delivery of performance education sessions to all Academy players, parents and relevant staff.
6. Ensure Academy Strength & Conditioning services are consistently operating at best-practice standards.
7. Maintain the professional standards of the Sports Science department at all times.
8. Supporting the Head of Sports Science with all other relevant departmental duties.
9. Support department staff in maintaining sports science/strength & conditioning equipment and consumables.
10. Contribute to Academy and departmental Continuous Professional Development (CPD) whilst conducting regular research into areas of contemporary sport and exercise science.

You will have:

  • Hold at least a BSc in Strength & Conditioning (or another relevant discipline) from a recognised university
  • Hold a current Basic First Aid for Sport Qualification (or an equivalent or higher qualification)
  • Previous experience within an Academy environment involved in the EPPP
  • Previous experience of long-term athlete development

Desirable skills:

  • Post-graduate qualification in related subject.
  • UKSCA/NSCA CSCS qualification (or ability to work towards in the next 12 months)

We will give you:

  • A competitive salary
  • A supportive and progressive environment
  • The opportunity to be part of one of the most unique and exciting organisations in the South West

If this is you please apply by sending a completed application form and your CV to academy.jobs@bcfc.co.uk. Closing date for applications is midnight 10th August 2017. Note: due to the nature of the role, any job offer is dependent on a CRC (Criminal Records Check) all information will be kept by the Safeguarding Officer in strictest confidence.

Safeguarding Statement:
Bristol City Football Club and Academy are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment. This post requires Enhanced Criminal Records Checks and may include checks against the Barred Lists, as such it is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) therefore all convictions including spent convictions that have not been subject to filtering by the DBS should be declared.

Equality Statement:
The successful candidate must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations hips between all internal and external stakeholders. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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