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Lead Physical Performance Coach

 

Hours of work: 37.5hrs per week, flexibility
Location: Millwall FC Training Ground BR1
Responsible to: Head of Performance

 

Role Summary:
We are seeking a progressive, enthusiastic & innovative practitioner to join us to enhance our provision of physical performance coaching with our 1st Team.
Experienced in working in elite sport, you will have excellent interpersonal skills and a proven track-record in achieving positive outcomes in your career to date.
Leading or assisting, you can drive forward the goals and ambitions of the department that aims to maximise its impact in support of the team.
Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, pre-training & match preparation sessions, on/off field conditioning sessions, rehabilitation programmes and recovery/regeneration protocols, collection & analysis of key metrics, report generation and a commitment to CPD

 

Key Responsibilities:
The role includes, but is not limited to:
Lead/Assist with the design & delivery of individual and group physical sessions, including a variety of ‘prep’ sessions and those to enhance speed, power, strength, agility etc.

Lead/Assist with the collection of 1st team sport science and monitoring data including, but not limited to; Wellness Questionnaires, Readiness To Train Screening, Live & Post- Training GPS Metrics, a variety of physical assessments &

Lead/Assist with aspects of rehabilitation for players in collaboration with the Club’s medical team

Lead/Assist with the collation and reporting of 1st team physical data, for monitoring and bench marking purposes, ensuring a thorough record of all key activities relating to physical development, workload, and profiling.

Prepare/Present written reports on players at appropriate meetings.

Design appropriate Gym-based conditioning programs for individual players based on individual-needs, adjusting appropriately following review

Lead/Assist in the design/delivery of injury mitigation programmes alongside the club’s medical team.

Initiate and contribute to special projects that are part of the wider development of the performance and medicine department.

Assist with preparation for training/matches including nutritional, technical and physical equipment and supplies

 

Essential / Desired Requirements:
Essential
Knowledge of contemporary theory & practice in performance science disciplines, with a focus on physical aspects of performance

Ability to liaise with players, medical & performance staff, technical coaches and other support staff as appropriate while maintaining appropriate confidentiality

An understanding of individual responsibility in complying with Health and Safety policies

An understanding of the Governing Body (EFL/EPL & FA) and UKADA doping policies, especially in relation to nutritional supplementation

A commitment to continual professional development through attendance and contribution to in-house and external activities

Experience of planning and delivering activation, warm-up, recovery/ regeneration sessions, flexibility, core, stability, speed, agility, strength/ power development and integrated conditioning sessions, with team sport athletes.

Experience of leading/assisting mid-end stage rehabilitation programmes, as well as appropriate conditioning in acute/early stage rehabilitation.

Experience of enhancing/developing physical performance programmes according to test results or specific individual needs

High degree of proficiency with a range of physical performance testing and monitoring software/equipment and the ability to report results effectively in digital format.

High degree of proficiency in employing a range of physical conditioning methods and in utilising appropriate of training philosophies & equipment.

Excellent understanding of MS Excel and effective data presentation

A minimum of 5 years working with athletes in a performance/sport science capacity including 3 years’ experience of working in an elite team sport environment

 

Desirable
Experience of conducting research for internal/external publication

Evidence of CPD event attendance in last 2-3 years

Evidence of a proven track record in designing training programmes specific to elite football or other team sport athletes

Experience in using PowerBi / Tableau and/or Athlete Management Systems

Have worked within an elite sports’ multi-disciplinary team • Experience of a number of working environments / institutions • Have been part of a successful team

 

Personal Skills:
Experience of actively engaging with players, technical coaches and medical staff to keep players healthy, developing and prepared to perform

Excellent physiological & anatomical knowledge and an ability to apply this specifically when communicating with players, coaches and medical staff.

Ability to appropriately communicate complex data in terms and styles that are easily understood by a wide range of audiences

Ability to work irregular and unsociable hours as required, involving work outside normal office hours, evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays

Promote, adhere to and implement the Club’s Equality Policy and to work consistently to embed equality, diversity & inclusion within the Club.

Able to interact with all levels of staff in a professional manner and maintain professional conduct at all times

To be flexible to undertake other duties when needed

Have a good understanding with the Club’s safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion policies

 

Qualifications:
Essential
An undergraduate degree in a Sport Science related field

Post-holder will be subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level

 

Desirable
Master’s or Doctoral degree in a Sports Science related field

First Aid Certificate

BASES Accreditation

NSCA, ASCC or UKSCA Certified (or working towards)

 

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruit@millwallplc.com

 

Due to the quantity of applicants expected, only those short-listed will be notified. Closing date for applications: Wednesday 8th June 2022.

 

This document is a guide only and should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the organisation. All employees may be required to undertake any other duties as may be reasonably requested. Millwall Football Club are fully committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and anti-discrimination. We will work to address areas of under-representation and disadvantage in all aspects of our operations, activities and services. In practice, this means that we will respect the needs of each and every individual regardless of their differences; and to this end we will deliver our operations, activities and services in such a way so as to ensure that that no one is excluded.