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VACANCY: Sports Science Placement

5 March 2018

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Stevenage FC is looking to bring on-board a Placement Student for the 2018/2019 season to work with the First Team Sports Science and Strength/Conditioning staff...

The position would be suitable for current University Students studying a relevant degree, who are looking for a sandwich placement role, or who are graduating this summer and are looking for a full time placement. Please note that it is an expenses only paid role.

General Duties

  • Report to Head of Sports Science
  • Be punctual, organised, act in a professional manner and be dressed smartly & appropriately at all times
  • Help to produce a positive working environment within the department and club
  • Always be looking to broaden your knowledge, helping to bring fresh new ideas to the department
  • Endeavour to attend Club CPD Events
  • Abide by Club Social Media Guidelines
  • Assist in organising and periodising individual and team based sessions
  • Assist in planning and delivery of individual and team prehab, strength, conditioning, fitness, rehab and recovery sessions

Morning Duties

  • Attend morning medical meeting & Liaise with Head of Sports Science and Medical Staff
  • Ensure monitoring equipment is available for players (urine samples, weights, HR, GPS etc.)
  • Collect and analyse hydration sample and morning wellbeing data (including weights)
  • Ensure correct type and quantity of fluids available for players throughout the day (Fill fridges of a morning; Make training drinks; Gym area etc.)
  • Assist with daily injury prevention screens & sessions
  • Ensure HR & GPS Systems are ready for training
  • Clean and Monitor monitoring units and equipment
  • Collect relevant morning data and input into monitoring system
  • Help to set up morning sessions
  • Help to conduct/deliver morning and activation/prehab/pitch/gym sessions
  • Assist with delivery and monitoring of training session (including monitoring of live GPS & HR)
  • Help to conduct individual rehab and fitness sessions (record and asses)
  • Support cool down and collect relevant post-training data (including RPE’s & weights)

Afternoon Duties

  • Help to set up afternoon sessions
  • Conduct/Assist with delivery and monitoring of afternoon sessions
  • Liaise with Head of Sports Science about daily monitoring and data collection
  • Assist and conduct analysis of HR & GPS Systems and create outputs, updating any individual and group templates/databases
  • Ensure health, safety and hygiene guidelines have been adhered to
  • Update personal logbook/diary/journal
  • Organise for the next day
  • Attend daily debrief

Stevenage FC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please apply directly with a Covering Letter & CV to Head of Sports Science, Craig Smith.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday 2nd April 2018.


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