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Academy sports scientist vacancy

Posted: Wed 17 Jul 2013

A fantastic opportunity has arisen within this unique environment for a sports scientist within our Academy department.

Job title: Academy sports scientist
Department: Academy
Hours: Minimum of 37.5 hours per week to meet the needs of the Academy programme. (one hour unpaid for lunch)
Term: Permanent full-time
Location: Wast Hills Training Ground, Kings Norton
Salary: Dependent on experience
This role requires a candidate educated to degree level who has the knowledge and experience of the professional football environment and able to undertake tasks within the schoolboy programme.

Working under the guidance of our head of sports science and medicine, the role requires the ability to work practically and liaise with a variety of age groups, and as such you must possess the appropriate communication and management skills to implement the sports science and medical strategy through the age groups detailed.

Based at our Training Ground at Wast Hills, Kings Norton, we are looking for a highly motivated individual, with a focus on injury prevention, pre-training preparation, rehabilitation and strength and conditioning. The successful applicant will have prior experience dealing with young players, parents and staff either face-to-face and through other communication methods.

Attendance at regular team meetings evaluating practices and procedures undertaken will be required and as such the candidate will be computer literate across the basic functions of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. In addition to this, the candidate should have experience of reporting sports science data and knowledge of the heart rate and GPS packages available in the market place.

You’ll show high levels of motivation, the ability to dedicate time to the programme as the schedule determines and schedule regular continual professional development activities for the department.

Candidates will hold an appropriate degree and relevant experience working with elite players in the U9-U18 age range.

Person Specification

BSc hons (2.1 or higher) in sport science related discipline UKSCA accreditation (or ability to achieve in six months) Experience of delivery of sport science/strength and conditioning support to athletes aged U9-U18 The ability to work using own initiative The ability to plan and organise to an effective timetable modern, progressive approach to learning advanced computer literacy

MSc in sport science related discipline
ISAK accreditation
FA coaching qualifications
BASES accreditation
UK driving licence
Knowledge and associated qualifications in diet and nutrition.
Previous experience in professional football is desirable

To apply for this position, please complete an online application form here. You can complete an application form by selecting any vacancy and following the instructions within the advert. Please remember that once you have completed your application to apply for your chosen role. You will only have to do this once as you will be given a profile with a username and password. The security of your personal details is important to us. We have invested in secure offsite data storage. We ask that you use a very strong alpha numeric password that uses capital letters as well.

Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. This role is regarded as a ‘regulated activity’ and is therefore subject to an enhanced DBS check, (previously a CRB check) which includes the barred list for working with children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

If you need any assistance completing your application and or you do not have a PC or access to the internet please contact us on 0844 557 1875.

CLOSING DATE: 23 July 2013

Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Birmingham City F C is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.