Performance Nutritionist - Harlequin Football Club Ltd - Salary £41,250 pro rata - Closing date 15 August 2022

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  • Surrey Sports Park, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford GU2 7AD, UK
  • Aug 03, 2022
Part time Performance Nutritionist

Job Description

Interview date29 August 2022Job DescriptionFounded in 1866, Harlequins is an iconic rugby club recognised around the world and is proud to be a founding member of the RFU, boasting more Presidents than any other club, as well as a healthy dose of Men’s and Women’s international players.

Success on the pitch demands even more success off it, so the club is strengthening its Performance staff and are looking to recruit a Performance Nutritionist to develop and deliver a scientifically sound nutrition programme for Harlequins FC senior squad players.

Key Responsibilities

• Implement and monitor innovative and evidence-based nutrition strategies to support the players’ training and competitive programmes.
• Maintain current data collection practices as outlined by the Sports Science department.
• Maintain detailed records of all nutrition interventions and track measurable outcomes.
• Produce and distribute reports and feedback to all relevant staff.
• Design and deliver an evidence-based education programme for the Senior Squad.
• Work closely with the rehabilitation team to maximise the recovery process for injured players.
• Anthropometric testing for all senior squad players.
• Work closely with on-site catering, liaise with hotels and catering staff at away venues, and the catering team at home venues to ensure appropriate nutrition is provided.
• Maintain relationships with existing nutrition partners and identify potential new partners in conjunction with the commercial department.
• Manage budget and stock for all nutrition products.
• Assist in research and innovation projects in conjunction with the Harlequins’ Research and Development programme
• As a senior member of the Performance Team, you will be expected to deliver, and oversee role specific CPD.

Essential Criteria:

The below criteria are considered a minimum requirement for the role. You will be requested to provide evidence supporting these criteria throughout the application process.

• BSc in Nutrition or Dietetics OR a BSc in a Sport and Exercise related subject along with an MSc in Sports Nutrition or Nutrition.
• Accredited on the Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr).
• ISAK Level 1 Accreditation with a minimum of 1 year experience in testing.
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a Performance Nutritionist in elite professional team sport.
• Experience in the Implementation and monitoring of evidence-based nutrition strategies to athletes to support the high performance.
• Experience in the education of athletes, using a food-focused approach to health and performance.
• Well organised with excellent attention to detail.
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
• Must be available to start the role within 1 month of offer.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, please note that only those selected for the next stage of the recruitment process will be contacted.