LOE020.19 - Strength & Conditioning Coach (England Netball Pathway)

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Posted: 26/02/2019 16:07
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £26,006- £29,193 p.a pro-rata
Location: Loughborough
Level: Practitioner
Deadline: 27/03/2019 09:00
Hours: 22 hours per week
Benefits: 29 days annual leave, career average pension scheme
Job Type: Permanent

JOB DESCRIPTION – 0.6fte STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH (England Netball Pathway: U17/U19/U21/Futures)

Salary Scales: £26,006 - £29,193 p.a pro-rata

Grade: Level 2 (All Sciences)

Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve a minimum of 22 hours per week which equates to a 0.6FTE and may include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays.

Location: Loughborough or Manchester site preferred, but flexible dependent on candidate. This is a national role with the expectation of travel across the network.

ROLE SUMMARY

This role will provide the delivery and development of strength and conditioning services for England Netball’s Pathway athletes, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to create a world class high performance training environment.

  • Direct delivery to National Academy camps (national) and Futures and/or U21s camps (Loughborough)
  • Develop strong working relationships with coaches who lead these programmes to ensuring the physical preparation needs of the individual players in these groups. 
  • Build relationships with respective National Super league teams and regions for pathway players.
  • Provide input into and development of resources to support best practice for age group curriculum.  

MAIN TASKS AND ACTIVITIES

Work with identified NGB and EIS staff to improve performance through developing, implementing and evaluating strength and conditioning programmes that reflect scientific principles as they relate to adaptation, periodisation, peaking, tapering and injury rehabilitation

  • Develop the strength and conditioning service delivery and facility provision for EIS through the programming and delivery of leading edge strength and conditioning services.
  • Remote working with the pathway club system and players to support strength & conditioning delivery away from camp based programmes
  • Drive the delivery and development of the service through the pathway, aligned to the sports development framework
  • Ensure that the delivery of the strength and conditioning service effectively meets its commitments to athletes, coaches and National Governing Bodies including appropriate training objectives.
  • Work with coaches and support staff to deliver an interdisciplinary approach to performance development and return to play
  • Where appropriate identify and facilitate appropriate communication methods, including workshops, to inform and educate athletes, coaches and Performance Directors in the effective use of strength and conditioning
  • With guidance from the Lead S&C Coach, maintain a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with athletes and coaches
  • Where appropriate, attend, contribute to and provide regular reports at appropriate meetings associated with the programme and to key stakeholders including other EIS colleagues and NGB staff
  • Work within the rules of professional confidentiality, liaise with athletes, primary care managers, parents, coaches and other support staff as appropriate within the rules of the HCSI Code of Conduct, standards and guidelines and where appropriate, the EIS host agency

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation.

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PERSON SPECIFICATION - S&C COACH LEVEL 2

COMPETENCY AREA

ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE

ASSESSED BY

Qualifications

   

Degree level (or equivalent) in sports science or related area, specialising in physical preparation of elite athletes

Essential

Sight of certificates

Higher degree level (or equivalent) specialising in the physical preparation of elite athletes

Desirable

Sight of certificates

Experience

   

Experience in the provision of strength and conditioning services, including coaching to athletes and coaches to improve performance. This experience should include work with national teams and their pathway athletes.

Essential

Application

Interview

Experience of analysing the demands of a sport in relation to the performance outcomes and identifying the strength and conditioning requirements. To develop, implement and evaluate strength and conditioning programmes for individual athletes within these sports

Essential

Assessment Interview

Experience of strategic planning including individual  programming supported  by specific diagnostics and monitoring which inform the coaching process

Essential

Application

Interview

Verifiable record of working within a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of strength and conditioning services to high performance sport

Essential

Application

Interview

Experience of dealing with national performance programmes within National Governing Bodies of sport

Essential

Application

Interview

Knowledge and Skills

   

An understanding of the needs of elite athletes and coaches in a high performance environment

Essential

Assessment Interview

An understanding of the various sports science and sports medicine disciplines

Essential

Application

Interview

Anatomical knowledge and ability to apply this within a strength and conditioning environment

Essential

Interview

Knowledge of and ability to teach barbell lifts, supplementary exercises and ground based drills including how to correct common faults with appropriate diagnostics and monitoring

Essential

Assessment Interview

Knowledge and ability to construct strength, speed/change of direction and fitness based training schedules both gym and field based, with appropriate diagnostics and monitoring including an indexed database of work conducted with athletes

Essential

Assessment Interview

Ability to modify strength and conditioning programmes according to the results of assessment data, in conjunction with coaches and other support staff

Essential

Interview

Ability to scientifically validate and interpret the methodology of test protocols and data and other scientific data

Essential

Interview

Ability to communicate complex data in terms that are easily understood by a wide range of audiences

Essential

Interview

Good coaching skills including the ability to adapt  to the environment to motivate behavioural change and augment performance

Essential

Assessment Interview

Skilled in building and maintaining productive relationships with high performance staff within national governing bodies of sport

Essential

Interview

For this level of role we would expect the individual to have 2 to 5 years’ experience in elite sport, although this does not preclude applicants without this from applying if they feel they have the necessary knowledge and skills.  It is important to the EIS that candidates both have an interest in sport and recognise the importance of promoting and supporting equality, safeguarding and anti-doping within sport.

There is a practical exercise and assessment process involved in the selection of this role. Further details will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

Closing date for applications Wednesday 27th March at 9am

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 9th April in either Manchester or Loughborough (yet to be decided)

To apply:

A. Please upload your CV

B. Please upload your covering letter



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