Senior Physical Preparation Coach (Athletics)

Senior Physical Preparation Coach (Athletics)
Salary: £30,457 per annum
Full-time, fixed term for four years
Based at sport
scotland institute of sport (West), Emirates Arena, G40 3HG

sportscotland is the national agency for sport in Scotland. Our vision is an active Scotland where everyone benefits from sport.

At the sportscotland institute of sport we provide high performance expertise to sport and athletes in Scotland to enable them to succeed on the world stage. We strive to create a high- performance learning environment where innovation can thrive.

Do you have demonstrable experience providing physical preparation support within a high performance, athlete-centred environment?

We are looking for a Senior Physical Preparation Coach to join the sportscotland institute of sport to lead on the design, implementation, and delivery of high-level physical preparation support services.

You will design and implement training schedules for the development of strength, power, speed, agility, and endurance specific to the demands of the sport, so must have experience of applied high performance sport service delivery and the application and interpretation of athlete monitoring tools. This role will be supporting Athletics so similar prior experience would be advantageous. 

You should have degree level or equivalent qualification in a related area specialising in Strength and Conditioning or Physical Development, or equivalent relevant experience, and must be UKSCA Accredited or able to achieve this within 6 months.

As the Senior Physical Preparation Coach, you will work as part of an integrated team of high-performance experts delivering support services to elite Scottish Athletes so should have a flexible approach to work and a strong customer focus.

In return for the above, we offer employee benefits such as flexible working, generous holidays, Cycle2Work, fantastic discounts, a great pension scheme (19.3% employer contribution), support with your personal development and much more.

To apply for this role, please send a CV and a covering letter explaining why you meet the requirements for the role to

We are a Disability Confident employer. If you have any difficulties with your application because of a disability please get in touch and we will discuss how we can help you.

Closing date for completed applications: 24 October 2021

It is anticipated that assessments and interviews will take place: W/C 8 November 2021

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Date published: 08 October 2021
Date updated: 11 October 2021


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