Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach

Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach

Website Blackburn Rovers Football Club

– Salary: “Dependent Upon Experience”
– Hours: 37.5 hours per week
– Closing Date: 10/05/2019
– Job Role : Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach

Department: Academy Medical Department
Location: BRFC Academy, however flexibility on location may be required.
Reports to: Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine
Responsible for: Interns and Students as and when required
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week plus any additional hours necessary for the performance of
duties. This may include evening and weekend work.
Contractual status: Permanent
1. Job purpose: To provide strength and conditioning to all academy players on a daily basis.
2. Duties and
responsibilities:
 To provide Sports Science and Strength and Conditioning programs to all
academy players as required;
 To assist in training load monitoring of all academy players;
 To ensure all academy players are fitness tested as EPPP requirements;
 To liaise with parents and coaches as required;
 To ensure all written evidence is up to date as EPPP requirements;
 To liaise with all BRFC staff on a daily basis;
 To create external links as required;
 To maintain and up to date CPD portfolio;
 Ensure best practice is followed at all times and players are receiving optimal
advice at all times;
 To maintain a professional attitude and appearance at all times;
 To assist and lead departmental in-service training as and when required;
 To supervise students and interns as required;
 Assist in the education of all players and parents as required in terms of
physiological development, nutrition and performance;
 To assist in the collection and evaluation of ‘Psychometric Measures
Questionnaire’ and daily screen;
 To assist and lead with the cool down, strength, movement re-training and
stretching sessions with squads or groups of players as required by the
department; and
 To assist in other departmental duties as required.
3. Skills required:  IT literate;
 Ability to communicate with internal and external parties;
 To work in a team environment;
 Ability to perform group and individual verbal presentations; and
 Ability to administer, monitor and coach Strength and Conditioning programs.
4. Knowledge
required:
 Knowledge of current sport science and medicine practice with particular
specialism in strength and conditioning;
 Good knowledge of Safeguarding/child protection policies and procedures;

 Knowledge of an elite sporting environment; and
 Paediatric Physiological Development.
5. Qualifications
required:
 Hons Degree in Sports Science / Strength and Conditioning or related discipline
(Essential);
 Master Degree in Sports Science or related discipline (Desirable);
 BASES accreditation (or ability to achieve within 12 months); and
 UKSCA
DBS check required: Yes (Enhanced)

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