Women’s Academy/First Team Strength & Conditioning Coach

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£24000-27000
Full-time
Description

At the heart and soul of London since 1895 West Ham United is a dynamic, fan-focused football Club constantly moving forward but always with an eye on the past.

 

 

Our home at the London Stadium has a capacity of 62,500 making it one of the biggest club Stadia in the country however our tickets are the lowest priced for London based clubs in the Premier League, echoing objectives to create Affordable Family Football.

 

 

In 2018, our Women’s team gained a professional status for the very first time, jumping 2 divisions and competed in the Women’s Super League (WSL), the premier division of women’s football in England. After finishing a respectable 7th, the team enjoyed particular success in the FA Cup reaching the final of the competition, eventually being beaten by 2017 winners Manchester City.

 

 

In April 2019, we opened our brand-new Academy facility based at Chadwell Heath which will help to bring through some of the very best talents in the area, the recent emergence of First Team Players Declan Rice and Ben Johnson are a testament to the work already being done at the Academy.

 

 

On the business side, we are continuing to create a Stadium our supporters can call home, with the renaming of the Billy Bonds Stand and Claret and Blue pitch surrounding amongst the latest developments. Additionally, the Club has achieved the Disability Confident Leader status.

 

The Club employees a constantly growing workforce of approximately 300 core staff and 500 Foundation and events staff, and is a truly unique place to work. We welcome talented individuals who will thrive in our ambitious organisation.

 

In October 2023, West Ham United was awarded the Advanced level of the Premier League Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Standard, recognising the Club’s ongoing dedication and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). It is the second time West Ham United has received the award, which is the top accolade that can be achieved by Premier League clubs, having first been presented with the Advanced level in 2020.

 

Position:

Women’s Academy/First Team Strength & Conditioning Coach

Location: Chadwell Heath Training Ground

 

 

To provide first class sports science services to foundation, academy and first team womens players.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

 

 

Team Development:

 

  • Manage Academy Players within the 1st Team.
  • Attend and provide sports science services to West Ham United Foundations Evening Sessions.
  • Liaise with the clubs that academy players join on dual registration to monitor their health and wellbeing.
  • Provide 1st team strength and conditioning cover training days, and any other necessary days as directed by Head of Sports Science, required to ensure all injuries are managed effectively.
  • Liaise directly with Head of Sports Science Department to discuss any topic about football performance referral if required.
  • Readily available to travel and stay overnight/s with selected team.
  • Ensuring efficient communication of player performance and/or availability between MDT.
  • Ensure all training methods are appropriately documented using best practice on the relevant scientific research and practical experience.
  • Assist in undertake musculo-skeletal screening and injury risk profiling in conjunction with the Medical Team during the year.
  • Assist with in season monitoring –as often as is required by the Head of Sports Science.
  • Gym based periodization – When required to, deliver gym session programs in conjunction with specific guidelines laid down by the Head of Sports Science, both individually or team sessions.
  • Supervise recovery sessions when required.
  • Offer support during gym and field based training to all squads.
  • Provide performance reports when required for both the Head of Medical and technical coaching staff.
  • Attend player consultations as directed by Head of Sports Science.

 

 

Player Development:

 

  • Provide a first class sports science service primarily to all West Ham United Womens Academy and foundation players along with contracted professional squad.
  • Fitness testing and monitoring for Professional & Academy Squad– supporting Physical performance coaches in delivering comprehensive battery of fitness testing designed to cover all aspects of player development
  • Nutrition – be consistent in the messages coming from the Nutritionist. To be able to offer basic advice on an adhoc basis to players of any age.

 


Personal Development:

 

 

  • Actively pursue a strong professional development programme.
  • Ensure HPC requirements for CPD and appraisal are met.

 

 

Other:

 

  • To achieve the best possible results taking into account all of the above
  • Set a good example to all.
  • At times there may be other commitments that full outside the Job Description that may be asked of by the Head of Sports Science.
  • Works to the FA safeguarding and EDI policies.

 

 

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Degree in BsC Sports Science
  • UKSCA or BASES Accreditation Registered
  • MSc in Sport Science/Strength & Conditioning in football (desirable)
  • Completed DBS
  • Previous experience in professional sport
  • Excellent IT/Administrative skills

 


Other information:

EDI Statement

 

 

Our club’s history is rooted in a solid commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we openly strive to be leaders in promoting EDI values. West Ham United is tactical in its approach to addressing inequity and prioritising the undertaking of meaningful and lasting change for all.

 

 

We prioritise removing barriers to attracting and engaging the best talent from all communities. We are proactive in creating equal access to opportunities and benefits for everyone and a discrimination-free environment where everyone experiences being treated with dignity and respect regardless of their background, circumstances, or protected characteristics.

 


Safeguarding

 

At our Club and Foundation, we advocate a proactive approach to ensure every child and adult has the right to experience safety and be treated with care, respect, and dignity. Therefore, we prioritise protection from harm and promote safeguarding good practice and compliance as an integral part of all our operations and engagement. This includes conducting robust, safer recruitment checks to identify any potential risks associated with individuals who may pose a threat to children or adults who are at risk of harm.

 

Staff must follow the Club’s Safeguarding reporting procedures to report without delay allegations of abuse, poor practice, or anything else that is or may impact the welfare of a child, young person, or adult at risk. After contacting and taking guidance from the Safeguarding Team, staff must use the Club’s Child Protection Online Management System (CPOMS) to record the concern within 24 hours unless directed otherwise.

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