Head of Physical Performance - Oxford United FC - Closing date 25 October 2021
Part time, permanent
The successful candidate will deliver comprehensive physical preparation programmes to the Oxford United Women's squad, based on sound strength and conditioning principles. Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience working in a team environment with elite/high performance teams in football. Although an advantage, previous experience working in women’s football is not essential. This is a part time position and as such the hours will include evenings, weekends and possibly bank holidays. Although primarily Oxford based there may be requirement from time to time to attend main squad sessions, overseas tours during the off-season and/or other travel throughout the UK.
1. Oversee the Regional Talent Club Strength and Conditioning provision and line manage performance staff and interns aligned to OUFC club physical performance strategy. 2. Plan and deliver conditioning sessions throughout the season that complement technical and tactical training 3. Take responsibility for physical fitness testing aligned with OUFC performance strategy throughout the season and develop a management database to monitor and track athlete performance 4. Plan and deliver a weekly gym evidence based strength and conditioning session to improve player performance and develop off season conditioning programmes for players. 5. Create individualised development programmes for players and lead on communication with parents and carers 6. Develop an education programme around athlete performance and deliver workshops to players, parents and staff 7. Attend all training sessions and games to lead warm ups, cool downs and player conditioning 8. Ensure all documentation is recorded on Google Docs system. 7. Work collaboratively with the OUWFC medical staff to deliver injury prevention and rehabilitation programmes as appropriate. 8. As part of the OUFC performance staff development programme, undertake appropriate professional development to keep abreast of world’s best practice and current evidence-based research.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
1. BSc Sports Science/S&C at undergraduate degree level 2. Appropriate professional indemnity insurance. 3. FA Level 1 Introduction to first aid or a valid FA Emergency qualification. 4. UKSCA Accreditation or ASCC accreditation (or evidence of working towards) 5. Experience working with athletes (3 years minimum). 6. Full Driving License.
1. ISAK Level 1 Accreditation. 2. NSCA or CSCS accreditation 3. FA Level 1/2 Coaching licence 4. Experience of working in women’s football 5. MSc Sports Science or equivalent