About The Company
Established in 1884, Leicester City Football Club is a leading Football Club, achieving outstanding success as Premier League champions in 2016. Following a period of growth, Leicester City Football Club is recruiting a First Team Assistant Strength & Power Coach to develop and implement effective methods for improving strength and power qualities.
About The Role
Based at Leicester City's Training Ground, the key duties of this role include planning, developing and organising regular strength and power sessions to improve athletic development and build resilience against injury throughout the Club's first team squad. Opportunities will also arise to work with injured players throughout the rehabilitation process, overseeing indoor conditioning and the progressive re-introduction to strength and power exercises. We place a strong emphasis on regular and objective monitoring/testing in order to inform our decision making but also to provide feedback for players in order to create buy-in. As a result, this role requires the imagination to present data across a variety of mediums. In doing so, the applicant must have an up-to-date knowledge of scientific literature, ensuring that our processes continue to develop and evolve whilst maintaining the focus of our overall Strength and Power philosophy.
Who We’re Looking For
Applicants must hold at least an undergraduate degree in Strength & Conditioning or Sports Science related course. Working closely with the Head of Fitness & Conditioning and the First Team Strength and Power Coach, we hope to provide a good working environment that allows opportunity for personal development. Whilst the role is ideal for someone who is in the earlier stages of their career pathway, we will expect the candidate to demonstrate two or more years’ experience working in a similar role working within professional sport. The candidate would be expected to have demonstrated a keen desire for professional development in terms of seeking to attain a broad array of coaching and programming skills. Ideally someone who is actively working towards developing along the UKSCA professional standards framework. They will be able to demonstrate that they have the both the technical ability and confidence to coach individuals through Strength and Power exercises. They will have great communication skills with the ability to interact and organise individuals, small groups or larger groups. Given the varied training schedule based around matches, they will have a flexible approach to working within this environment and will embrace the challenges professional football may present.
Leicester City Football Club offers a competitive salary and pension scheme with life assurance to all its permanent employees.
Contract Type – Permanent
Working Hours – Full Time
Leicester City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Leicester City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.
A shortlist of suitable applicants will be compiled shortly after the closing date and successful candidates will be contacted about the interview process.
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If you feel you have the qualities and experience we are looking for please apply by sending an application form, along with your CV and a covering letter, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date – Sunday 2 June 2019
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