JOB TITLE: U18’s Sport Scientist DEPARTMENT: Sport Science REPORTS TO: Head of Sport Science & Head of Academy LOCATION: Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground, Compton HOURS: Full-time 37.5 hours per week (flexibility will be
JOB TITLE: U18’s Sport Scientist
DEPARTMENT: Sport Science
REPORTS TO: Head of Sport Science & Head of Academy
LOCATION: Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground, Compton
HOURS: Full-time 37.5 hours per week (flexibility will be required due to the nature of this
DATE: August 2020
We are Wolves. Progressive, determined, bright, unified and humble. A pack that is hungry for
success. Wolves is one of the fastest growing professional football clubs in the UK, and also boasts
one of the richest histories in the beautiful game.
Formed in 1877, Wolves was a founder member of the Football League, and was one of the
country’s most successful sides in the fifties and sixties. During a two decade spell the Black
Country’s most decorated side won three First Division titles and one of its four FA Cups.
Fast forward to 2020, where an incredible three seasons at Molineux has seen Wolves clinch the Sky
Bet Championship trophy with 99 points, followed by a seventh place finish in the Premier League,
which included memorable wins over Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal.
This season we have completed the double over the reigning champions, have equalled last season’s
seventh place finish in the league and reached the quarter finals of the Europa League.
But at Wolves it is all about what we will do, not what we have done.
We don’t simply look to the future, we seize it.
We take seriously our commitment to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk and to
ensuring that Wolves is free from discrimination and harassment.
We are seeking an exceptional individual to lead our U18’s Sport Science provisions, focusing
primarily on the planning, implementing and monitoring on-field physical conditioning and gymbased Strength sessions here at Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club
• Deliver ‘Strength and Conditioning’ related sessions to a range of different abilities primarily
to the U18 age group.
• Plan and coach warm up sessions that include a speed, agility or plyometric element in line
with the coaching theme of the day in both a team and individual setting.
• Implement systematic physiological (laboratory and field-based) and anthropometric testing
protocols and analyse the data and provide feedback to the multidisciplinary team members
and individual player.
• Provide match day support that includes warm up and cool downs
• Plan and implement player-specific conditioning programs.
• Assist in the formulation and delivery of injury prevention programmes.
• Provide regular oral and written reports at appropriate meetings associated with the
Strength and Conditioning support (athlete programme design, athlete attendance and
adherence, test and monitoring reports, programme overview, review and updates).
• Initiate and contribute to special projects that are part of the wider development of the
medical and exercise science department at the football club
• Oversee and lead Internship development
• To complete 6-8 weekly multi-disciplinary reviews for each player, providing short, mediumand long-term action points
• Completion of the training register for all players, including session and player evaluation of
training within 24 hours on the online management tool (PMA).
• Monitor training load through GPS; analyse data and report back to coaching staff and
physiotherapists post training.
• Oversee movement preparation sessions to players in the Foundation and youth phases.
• Compliance with Club policies
• Compliance with the Club’s health and safety procedures
• Compliance with the Club’s safeguarding policies
• To promote the Club’s values
• To work consistently to embed equality & diversity into the Club
• To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected
• To maintain professional conduct at all times
• This role involves working with children and/or vulnerable adults in a Regulated Activity (or
in close proximity to children and/or vulnerable adults). This means that the post-holder is
required to apply all relevant policies and uphold the Club’s commitment to safeguarding
• Head of Academy
• Head of Sport Science
• Head of Coaching and the remaining MDT staff members U18’s; (U16’s and U23’s)
• Members of the Sport Science department
• Football Administration Department
Job Title: U18’s Sport Scientist
Knowledge: the level and breadth of knowledge to do the job e.g. understanding of a defined system,
method or procedure, legal or regulatory frameworks etc
• A basic understanding of the Governing body (the Premier league & FA) their doping policy, and basic
pathological requirements and how this relates to nutrition support modification
• EPPP requirements
• Operate within the rules of professional confidentiality to liaise with athletes, medical staff, sports
sciences staff, coaches and other support staff as appropriate
• An understanding of individual responsibility in complying with Health and Safety policies.
Technical/work-based skills: skills specific to the job e.g. language competence, typing skills, coaching skills
• Experience delivering warm-up, cool-down, flexibility, core strength and stability, speed, agility,
• Coaching Olympic weightlifting to a high professional standard.
• Experience of how to modify and develop conditioning programmes according to test results or specific
• Evidence of a proven track record in designing multi-facet periodised training programmes specific to
• Ability to modify coaching style when delivering practical sessions to different populations
• Working knowledge and prescription of Isoinertial training
• Understanding and creating Excel pivot tables
General skills and attributes: more general characteristics e.g. flexibility, communication skills, team working
• Experience of actively engaging with players and technical coaches to create a culture which enhances
attitudes towards Strength and Conditioning practices
• Excellent anatomical knowledge and an ability to apply this specifically when communicating with
coaches and physiotherapists
• Ability to communicate complex data in terms that are easily understood by a wide range of audiences
• Ability to work irregular and unsociable hours as required involving work outside normal office hours,
evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays
Experience: proven record of experience in a particular field, profession or specialism.
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in an ELITE environment supporting athletes in a Strength
and Conditioning Capacity
• Having worked within an Academy football MDT environment
Qualifications: the level of educational, professional and/or occupational training required
• An undergraduate degree in a sport science related field (2:1 minimum)
• Master’s degree in a sports science related field
• Hold or currently undertaking BASES Accreditation
• EFAIF medical certificate
• ISAK qualification
• UKSCA or NSCA Accreditation
August 31 (Monday) 9:00 am - September 8 (Tuesday) 9:00 am
Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground, Douglas Turner Way, Wolverhampton WV3