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Position Available - Head Of Academy Sports Science

20 October 2021

Job Description

Job title: Full-Time Head of Academy Sport Science and Medicine

Department: Crewe Alexandra FC Academy

Location: Alexandra Park Training Ground, Wettenhall Road, Reaseheath, Nantwich, CW5 6DF

Main Contacts: Academy Manager

Essential requirements

  • Master’s degree in sport & exercise science (or related discipline)
  • Hold or be working towards British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) accreditation
  • Hold a current EFAiF first aid qualification
  • Hold or be working towards UKSCA/NSCA/ASCA accreditation
  • Knowledge of the EPPP system
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to interpret and apply scientific knowledge to practice
  • Relevant experience in a sports performance environment
  • Experience of utilising relevant data (objective and subjective) to assess, plan and influence training processes
  • Excellent IT skills


Role responsibilities

  • Report daily to the Academy Manager and Academy Management team
  • Assume responsibility for the planning, development, and delivery of the academy physical development program and pathway (U9 to U23)
  • Work closely with the Academy Management team to integrate physical development within the holistic development program
  • Planning and implementation of sport science processes (e.g. testing, screening, profiling and monitoring)
  • Planning and implementation of group/individual strength & conditioning sessions
  • Planning and implementation of group/individual injury risk reduction strategies and interventions
  • Providing the Academy Manager and Academy Management team physical profiles for all academy players (U9 to U23), relative to age, growth and maturation
  • Manage and lead the sport science and medicine team, including staff across sport science, strength & conditioning, physiotherapy, performance analysis, nutrition and psychology, as well developing an internship program
  • Maintain and create links with industry-relevant partners and companies
  • Oversee the return to play process for rehabilitating players alongside the Lead Academy Physiotherapist
  • Contribute to player ongoing review processes with individual player insights
  • Ensure continuity across sport science and medicine practices across the academy pathway
  • Contribute to ongoing education for staff, parents and players with regard to sport science and medicine disciplines
  • Lead on departmental continued professional development, for both internal and external development opportunities
  • Assist the Academy Manager as directed

General Information

Crewe Alexandra Football Club are committed to our Safeguarding and Welfare policies, therefore the successful applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975.

Crewe Alexandra Football Club promotes equal opportunities in employment we positively welcome

applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil

partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience appear to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview. Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Deadline for applications is Sunday 31st October 2021. Applicants must provide a CV and cover letter and return to Aidan Callan, Academy Manager via email –

Due to expected high volume of applicants, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful if you have no contact from the club 1 week post application deadline.







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