Jun 07, 2021

Lead First Team Sports Scientist - Swindon Town FC - Closing date 18 June 2021

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  • Swindon, UK
Full time, permanent Sports Science

Job Description

Department: Medical and Performance

Responsible to: Head of Medical, Director of Football and First team manager

Responsible for: S&C coach / Sports scientist/ Sports rehabilitator

Location: SW England. Swindon and any other locations that are required to provide sports science support to first team players

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week plus any additional hours required in order to fulfil the duties of the role as stipulated by the first team manager. This will include evening and weekend work.

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: Dependant on experience

Job Purpose

• To be responsible for the physical conditioning, injury prevention, rehabilitation and physical development of Swindon Town FC’s first team squad
• Provide extensive sports science and S&C support to first team players

Applicant requirements

• Ability to plan, design and deliver an effective physical development program to elite first team players on a group and individual basis
• Ability to use Catapults GPS and heart rate tracking technologies in order to provide detailed feedback to coaches and players.
• Experience at working in high pressure environments and being able to work effectively.
• Ability to effectively monitor players physical capacity.
• Ability to meet deadlines and be pro-active.
• Strong knowledge of the hydration and nutrition requirements of elite footballers (implementing necessary strategies)
• Detailed knowledge of the fatigue monitoring and assessment tools required to ensure the readiness of elite footballers (implementing necessary strategies)
• Ability to comply with all relevant regulatory bodies and legislation to maintain professional conduct at all times.
• Create and co-ordinate a CPD programme for the sports science and medical team in the first team and academy.
• Be organised, punctual and professional in all aspects of the role.
• Be confident in their decision-making abilities and communicating with players and fellow staff.


Candidate knowledge requirements:

• Under-graduate and Post-graduate qualification in Sports and Exercise Science/Strength & Conditioning or another relevant field.
• At least 3-5 years’ post graduate experience working in elite sport preferably within professional football
• Strength and Conditioning Certification e. g, NSCA, ASCA, UKSCA or ability to obtain within 6 months
• BASES accreditation or ability to obtain within 6 months
• Valid Full UK driving license
• Valid enhanced DBS check


• FA Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAIF) or higher
• Equality and Diversity training education
• FA coaching badges (Level 2 and above)

How to apply:
Please send a covering letter, no longer than one page outlining how your experiences qualify you for this job. Also, attach a CV no longer than two pages and please send to the following email matt@swindontownfc.co.uk with the subject Lead first team sports scientist.

Safeguarding Statement
Swindon Town is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment. This post requires Enhanced Criminal Records Checks and may include checks against the Barred Lists, as such it is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Therefore, all convictions including spent convictions that have not been subject to filtering by the DBS should be declared. Relevant information and / or documents will be distributed as part of the recruitment process.

Equality Statement
Swindon Town FC is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion or belief(s), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or with regard to pregnancy or maternity.

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