LIL032.19 - Strength & Conditioning Coach (British Gymnastics)

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Posted: 03/04/2019 14:35
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £26,006- £29,193 p.a pro-rata
Location: Lilleshall
Level: Practitioner
Deadline: 26/04/2019 09:00
Hours: 15 hours per week
Benefits: 29 days annual leave (pro-rata) career average pension scheme
Job Type: Permanent

JOB DESCRIPTION - STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH (WORKING WITH BRITISH GYMNASTICS)

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

Grade: Level 2 (All Sciences)

Interview Date: 15th May 2019

Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve the equivalent of 15 hours per week and will include weekends and require flexibility during the week due to the diverse nature of working across Trampoline, Women’s Artistic and Men’s Artistic Programme.

Location: The normal place of work is Lilleshall National Sports Centre, however the EIS will require you to travel to and work at other sites.

ROLE SUMMARY

This role will provide the delivery and development of strength and conditioning services for British Gymnastics World Class Programme athletes, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to create a world class high performance training environment. This is a unique role and a fantastic opportunity to develop and to gain a wealth of experience in an environment that strength and conditioning coaches are rarely exposed too.

The role requires a highly motivated practitioner who is able work across the Development programmes, in a very dynamic environment and able to demonstrate effective communication across a diverse gymnast, coaching, and science and medicine population. Throughout your appointment there will be mentoring and development which will include testing and profiling, club visits and an insight across all three senior programmes under the guidance of the Senior S&C coach.

Your demeanour will need to demonstrate a sense of fun and confidence and an appetite to be creative around exercise prescription. Delivery for the most part will be group based sessions in a gymnastic setting alongside coaches. 

MAIN TASKS AND ACTIVITIES

Work with the Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach, identified EIS, NGB staff and Performance Lead 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.

  • With guidance from the Lead S&C Coach, develop the strength and conditioning service delivery and facility provision for EIS through the programming and delivery of leading edge strength and conditioning services.
  • 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
  • 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 UKSCA Code of Conduct, standards and guidelines and where appropriate, the EIS host agency
  • Having the willingness to engage with and support continuous professional development in anti-doping, i.e. UKAD Accredited Advisor Certification
  • Can demonstrate knowledge and awareness of Athlete Support Personnel roles and responsibilities under the current World Anti-Doping Code
  • Contribute to knowledge development, aggregation and sharing across the organisation to support the development of world class strength & conditioning services and the high-performance system #CollectiveBrilliance.

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 (or equivalent) in sports science or related subject, specialising in physical preparation of elite athletes

Essential

Sight of certificates

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

Desirable

Sight of certificates

Experience

 

 

Experience of providing strength and conditioning services (including coaching) to athletes and coaches to improve performance. This experience should include work with national teams and their 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 that sport

Essential

Assessment Interview

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

Essential

Application

Interview

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

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

Application

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

Application

Interview

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

Essential

Application

Interview

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

Essential

Application

Interview

Good coaching skills including the ability to adapt  to the environment to motivate behavioural change and have a positive impact on performance

Essential

Application Interview

An interest in sport and recognition of the importance of promoting and supporting equality, safeguarding and anti-doping within sport

Essential

Application Interview

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

Essential

Interview

Can demonstrate knowledge and awareness of Athlete Support Personnel roles and responsibilities under the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code

Desirable

 

Interview

Having the willingness to engage with and support continuous professional development in anti-doping, i.e. UKAD Accredited Advisor Certification

Desirable

 

Interview

May be required to work athletes under 18 (DBS check required)

Yes

 

For this level of role we would expect the individual to have 2 to 4 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. 

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

 



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