Academy Performance Nutritionist

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1. The Department Our Boys Academy Department has been awarded the prestigious category one status accolade demonstrating that we provide the highest level of quality coaching, education, training and facilities for our youth football provisions. In order to deliver our ambitious plans for nurturing, encouraging and developing talent we have an exciting opportunity for a Performance Nutritionist to join the Academy Sport Science and Medicine Department. This position plays a crucial role in supporting the physical and nutritional development of our academy players, ensuring they fulfill their full potential. 2. The Role We are currently seeking an experienced and qualified Performance Nutritionist to join our expanding team. The role will be responsible for leading, co-ordinating, supporting and delivering expert player centered Nutritional provision to our Boys Academy players. You will contribute towards the Academy Sport Science and Medical Department’s vision of optimising player health, availability, engagement and performance through an elite evidence-based nutritional provision. We are looking for a highly motivated individual, who has a passion for performance nutrition and player education with a desire to help young players through the challenges of growth and maturation. This is an exciting opportunity to work with some of the best young football talents in the country and to make a real difference in their development. 3. The Person To be considered for this role, you will need to hold the following qualifications: · BSc (Hons) in Nutrition, Sport and Exercise Science, or related discipline · MSc Sports & Exercise Nutrition or equivalent · Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) Accreditation You must have demonstratable experience in providing high-quality effective performance nutrition programmes to elite young athletes in a full-time capacity within a professional sport. You will require a comprehensive understanding of the science that supports a young players nutritional performance, physical and sleep health, growth and maturation, athletic development, body composition, recovery, hydration, injury prevention and supplementation. You must be able to work in a team environment with previous demonstratable experience of working collaboratively within Interdisciplinary and Multi-Disciplinary Teams. Knowledge of the Elite Player Performance Plan (Category 1 Academy) and previous experience in managing and overseeing players out on loan would be desirable. As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter. For further information, the Role Profile and to apply please go to Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received. Equality Statement Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embraces equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code. We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief. Safeguarding Statement Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see Aston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC – Safeguarding

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