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Job Vacancy: Head of Sports Science

16 December 2022

Club News

Job Vacancy: Head of Sports Science

16 December 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative and passionate individual to join the senior staff here at Walsall Football Club.

Job Purpose

Provide overall sports science and strength and conditioning programme for the First Team.

Job Duties:

Evaluate and monitor all First Team players’ physical capacities through a variety of testing methods;

Design and deliver effective individualised strength and conditioning programmes aimed at developing physical capacities, skills and durability;

Work closely with the Medical Department to plan and deliver individualised pre-training preparation sessions to all first team players;

Plan and deliver regular performance profiling for all first team players and ensure effective and timely feedback to head coach and technical director;

Regularly liaise with the Medical Department regarding injured players and assist with end-stage rehabilitation programmes;

Plan and deliver scientifically robust recovery sessions;

Deliver extra pitch-based sessions for non-squad players;

Assist with team training session warm-ups and conditioning runs;

Provide assistance on matchdays to players’ pre-match, during and post- match;

Provide six-weekly phase feedback/report to Head Coach regarding individual strength and conditioning programmes;

Manage, review and report on all physical training and match data, using the results to continuously improve the physical development programme to reduce risk of injury and ensure players are physically prepared to perform;

Develop the Academy S&C department to create continuity and consistency of message and alignment with the First Team;

Design, detail and deliver appropriate levels of CPD to improve and progress the Sports Science department throughout the Club

Support the Academy S&C coach with all aspects when required;

Ensure the department processes are efficient, robust and aligned throughout the Club;

Deliver multidisciplinary team education throughout the season if required;

Drive department progression by continually researching new and innovative processes that improve athletic development; and

Any other duty as reasonably assigned for the success and productivity of the department.

Qualifications & Experience


One year’s experience in professional sport.

To express your interest in the role please send your CV to 

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