Women’s First Team Sport Scientist: Heart of Midlothian Football Club

Department Football
Location Edinburgh – Heart’s Football Academy
(Oriam, Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre)
Salary & Hours £7,500 pro-rata per annum (£18,750 FTE) plus excellent staff benefits
Position Part-time, 15 hours per week (including evenings and weekend work)
Closing Date 15 July 2022
Reporting to Head of Academy Performance

The Women’s First Team Sport Scientist will lead a programme of sport science support services including on-pitch and gym-based delivery, GPS load monitoring and fitness testing with our women’s first team players. We are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated and passionate about working with and developing female players. In addition, we are seeking someone who can develop good working relationships with a variety of groups including fellow practitioners, coaches, and players. The successful candidate will be joining a team of forward thinking and ambitious staff who are dedicated to creating an inclusive and supportive working environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and deliver on-pitch warmups during training and matchdays.
  • Design and deliver gym-based training sessions.
  • Design and deliver speed, agility, plyometric & conditioning sessions.
  • Provide matchday support for all fixtures (home and away).
  • Contribute to the rehabilitation of injured players and work collaboratively with the Women’s First Team Physiotherapist to progress injured players through a structured return to play process.
  • Liaise with members of the club’s performance department and the women’s first-team manager, as appropriate, to assess players’ health status and contribute to informed professional decision-making on players’ fitness and readiness to train and play.
  • Lead on the design and delivery of fitness testing of women’s first-team players throughout each season.
  • Facilitate and proactively contribute to applied research projects as directed by the Head of Performance.
  • Any other reasonable activities requested.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in sport science or related discipline (E)
  • UKSCA accredited (or ability to apply within a period of 6 months) (E)
  • BASES accredited (or working towards via supervised experience pathway) (D)
  • ISAK level 1 accredited (D)

Experience

  • Previous experience providing sport science support services to athletic populations, preferably within a professional football club.

Personal Skills

  • Commitment to professional development.
  • Conscientious and committed to attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills in the written and spoken word.
  • Excellent information technology skills.
  • Critical thinking and analytical mind set.
  • Strong character able to operate within a high-pressure working environment and put forward their point of view.
  • Honesty and openness and an approachable demeanor.

How to apply: If you meet the job role criteria and would like to apply, please send a Covering letter and CV to Shannon Emerson, HR Advisor - Recruitment@homplc.co.uk by close of play on the 15 July 2022.

HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN FOOTBALL CLUB IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER AND FULLY COMMITTED TO THE SAFEGUARDING AND WELFARE OF VULNERABLE GROUPS. HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN IS A LIVING WAGE ACCREDITED COMPANY.

Date published: 22 June 2022
Date updated: 22 June 2022

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