Leicester City Football Club Academy are seeking two motivated and enthusiastic Sports Scientists to monitor and provide training for the athletic development of players appropriate for their age groups and lead sport science support in their identified age groups.
Based at Leicester City Football Club’s new world-class training ground, this role will work in collaboration with all Academy departments, with the main purpose being to support the Medical and Sport Science staff in the design and implementation of the medical and sport science strategy at Leicester City Football Club.
Other key elements of the role include the planning and delivery of individual and group athletic development sessions in liaison with the Lead Sports Scientist and coaches, cultivate and process daily and longitudinal data, and influence, support and educate key stakeholders in the role of sports science in player development.
Who We’re Looking For
The ideal candidate will have attained a master’s degree in Sports Science (or equivalent/similar discipline such as Strength & Conditioning), a minimum of three years of experience within an elite-performance environment and be able to work both collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary setting and also under their own initiative.
It will be essential that the successful candidate has high level communication skills, have the ability to work flexibly to a changing work calendar, and thrive in a high-pressure and dynamic environment.
About the Club
Knowing some of the history of Leicester City Football Club helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit and family for which the Foxes are renowned for.
Formed in 1884, the Club has been in the Premier League since 2014 when the Foxes were promoted as Championship winners. In 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions. This remarkable achievement qualified them for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history, and the Foxes went on to reach the quarter finals of the competition. The Club continues to build on that success, and celebrated lifting the prestigious FA Cup in May 2021.
Under the stewardship of King Power and the Club’s CEO Susan Whelan, Leicester City Football Club is deeply committed to the local community and its supporters and continually strives to ensure that every point of engagement with fans is truly world class including the experience on matchdays. Meanwhile, investment in the Club continues, with the 2021 opening of a new state-of-the-art training ground in north Leicestershire.
Leicester City Football Club offers a competitive salary and pension scheme with life assurance to all its permanent employees. Employees are able to benefit from free onsite parking as well as an onsite staff restaurant. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays.
Contract Type - Permanent Hours – 37.5 hours per week
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.