Sep 10, 2021

Strength and Conditioning Coach (Rehabilitation and Strength) - Essendon Football Club - Closing 24 Sep 2021

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  • Melbourne Airport (MEL), Melbourne Airport Victoria, Australia
Full time coaching Football Strength and Conditioning

Job Description

  • Work in elite sport
  • 2 Year Maximum Term (Fulltime) Contract
  • Melbourne Airport Location

Essendon Football Club has a reputation as a leader in the Australian sports industry and we are committed to our vision of being recognised as the most respected, inclusive and successful sporting club in the country, consistently setting the benchmark both on and off the field. We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Strength & Conditioning Coach (Rehabilitation & Strength) to ‘Don the Sash’ and join our AFL High Performance team based at our club headquarters (The NEC Hangar) at Melbourne Airport.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the High Performance Manager, the Strength & Conditioning Coach (Rehabilitation & Strength) works collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary department in a role that spans injury management, reconditioning, prevention, and strength programming. The Strength and Conditioning Coach (Rehabilitation and Strength) is expected to demonstrate strong communication with key stakeholders and operate within the direction of the Head of High Performance.

In the role you will be specifically responsible for:

  • Planning and implementing effective injury management and rehabilitation programs in consultation with the head physiotherapist, doctor, performance coaches and the high performance team.
  • Prescribing and implementing reconditioning sessions that prepare players to perform at AFL level.
  • Ensuring that injured players use their time to progress on their individual development plans, and that all reconditioning sessions relate back to each players development plan as well as the demands of the AFL football.
  • Prescribing and implementing strength programs that prepare players to perform and withstand the demands of AFL.
  • Work closely with all stakeholders to ensure players physical performance plan requirements are being met.
  • Ensure a high level of communication and trust exists within key stakeholders within the football department.

What we are looking for?

To be considered for the role, candidates must have the following essential skills and experience:

  • Experience working with elite athletes for 3+ years.
  • Extensive track record of success in reconditioning and rehabilitation program design and practical implementation for elite athletes.
  • Extensive track record of success in strength and conditioning program design and practical implementation for elite athletes.
  • The ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to self-manage effectively to complete tasks to high standard on time and work effectively under pressure.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong relationships with both the playing group and other key stakeholders within the organisation.
  • Remain in touch with cutting-edge and world-leading S&C, rehabilitation, and sport science practice.
  • Have a good understanding of, and the ability to utilise in practice, current sport science technology to help guide programming.
  • The ability to record professional notes and maintain an effective injury management and strength programming database.
  • Consider the welfare and holistic management of a player in the context of the wider football program.
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science (or equivalent)
  • Current ESSA or Level 2 ASCA accreditation or International equivalent
  • First Aid and Resuscitation certificate
  • Permanent Residency in Australia, or appropriate visa to work permanently
  • Current drivers license to travel to and from the Club’s venues

Essential Requirements


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