Academy Head of Science and Medicine

  • Employer Barnsley FC
  • Town / City Barnsley
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Closing Date 16/04/2021
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Reporting to: First Team Head of Sports Science

Hours: Full time in accordance with Academy training and fixture schedule. Due to the nature of the post, evening and weekend work will be required.

Essential & Desirable qualifications/pre-requisites Essential:

Must be a holder of a BSc/BA in Sports Science and MSc/MRes/MPhil in Sports Science (or other relevant discipline) from a recognised university. Basic First Aid for Sport (BFAS) or equivalent/higher qualification.

Relevant experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.

Use current and evidenced based methods to fulfil sports science delivery and duties.

Clear enhanced DBS check.

Experience of using GPS data to influence training and periodisation cycles. 5+ years working in a team sporting environment and the understanding of sport performance and injury prevention.

Excellent IT skills and competent in the use of IT software such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint/Keynote.

Must hold a valid driver’s license.


Registration, or working towards accreditation with BASES or an equivalent governing body.

Have attendedA the following workshops run by the UKSCA: (i) Foundation Workshop & Certification; (ii) Weightlifting; (iii) Plyometric Agility & Speed; and (iv) Planning Effective Programmes.

Relevant professional qualifications (UKSCA, NSCA, NASM etc.). Relevant experience of working within professional football.

Managed or taken a lead role in a Sports Science department

All applicants must meet the essential criteria on the job specification. Closing date: 5:30pm 16th April 2021 | Interview Dates: 19th – 23rd April 2021


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