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The key duties of the role will be to support in the physical preparation of first team players for all training sessions and matches, assist the delivery of all first team strength and conditioning sessions.

The Physical Preparation Coach will be required to attend all performance analysis sessions and work with other multidisciplinary staff, including the management team. The role requires the candidate to be able to coherently report progress back to the management staff, evaluating performance against established and agreed goals.

The role will also play a key role in supporting and working across the LCFC Women player pathway which may involve working with Under-18 players.

Who We’re Looking For

The ideal candidate will have significant experience of:

  • Assisting in the development and delivery of the Sports Science Provision to maximise all players performance capabilities and to maintain player availability.

  • Supporting all physical profiling throughout the season and maintain a record of these in a centralised database for all staff to access.

  • Recording all player workloads and monitoring including pitch-based sessions, gym-based sessions, wellbeing and menstrual cycle monitoring.

  • Monitoring workloads, both pitch and gym based, to be able to better inform coaches of player workloads in real time, on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

  • Planning, programming and delivery of gym-based sessions and delivery of all on pitch sessions.

The ideal candidate will also have the following skills and knowledge:

  • The planning and delivery of recovery-based sessions.

  • Facilitating return to training of injured players and support the final stage rehabilitation.

  • Creating a culture that maximises the talent of each player at the Club in all aspects of the four-corner model to maximise the quality of team performance.

  • To support in building a successful winning first team.

  • Ability to develop productive relationships within the department, football club and with relevant individuals within the wider sports medicine community.

  • Able to work to establish the role in a new team within the Club, you will have the ability to work in a fast moving environment, managing change and embedding new ways of working.

  • Therefore an adaptable, practical, flexible and innovative approach to work will be important.

  • Willing to support and promote the Club and football philosophy.

Do you have these requirements?

Essential:

  • BSc in Sports Science or a related field.

  • Have adequate professional liability insurance to work with/advise FA WSL and WSL Academy players.

  • UK Strength & Conditioning accreditation (UKSCA) or Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC) credential.

  • The Football Association Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF) qualification.

  • UKAD Clean Sport Advisor

  • Experience of working with elite athletes.

  • Experience of leading sessions and delivering sport services.

  • A track record of consistent high performance in a professional environment.

  • Hold an in-date FA Safeguarding Children Certificate or is willing to complete the FA Safeguarding Children Workshop within three months.

  • To undertake regular Club safeguarding training updates (CPD) appropriate to the role.

It would be desirable for you to have:

  • MSc Strength and Conditioning or postgraduate related.

  • Has other recognised S&C related qualifications (NSCA/BWLA/FA Level 3).

  • BASES Accredited Sports Scientist.

  • Coach mentoring experience.

  • Experience of working in an international environment.

  • Experience of working in professional Women’s football.

  • Experience using Sports Science methodologies to enhance a competitive edge over opposition.

About The Club

Knowing some of the history of Leicester City Woman’s Football Club helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit and family for which the Club are renowned for.

In May 2021, Leicester City Women’s Football Club has been promoted to the FA Women’s Super League. From its formation in 2004, the club was run on an amateur and semi-professional basis with support from Leicester City Football Club. In August 2020, the Club turned professional after being acquired by King Power International – Leicester City’s parent company – and realigned as a core team in Leicester City’s football operation.

We value and respect individual difference and recognise that the diversity of our staff contributes to our success off the pitch. Our inclusive culture and approach is supported by our Stonewall Diversity Champions partnership, our Time to Change pledge and our status as a Disability Confident employer.

Benefits Package

LCFC Women offers a competitive salary and pension scheme. Employees are able to benefit from free onsite parking. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days annual leave including bank holidays.

Contract Type –Fixed term Hours Per Week 37.5

LCFC Women is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

LCFC Women 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.

Closing date: Suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply, the role will be shut down as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced.

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