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									Appendix V – Template Job Description

Sports Scientist

Reporting to:       Team Manager directly or via Club Doctor

Main Purpose of Post:

To provide sports science services to professional football players at the Club

Main Duties

   1. All aspects of the role should to be bound by professional confidentially.

   2. To conduct themselves in a professional manner at all time whist representing the club.

   3. To maintain appropriate liaison with the team manager, medical, technical and administrative staff.

   4. Provide advice/support for the team manager in all relevant areas

   5. Maintenance of contemporary, legible and appropriate records and their confidential storage.
   6. Secure, co-ordinate and lead all sports science support work, ensuring quality control. This includes carrying out individual player
      needs analyses, delivering laboratory and field-based physiological assessments using advanced techniques, using (&/or
      establishing robust testing protocols), providing results to players and coaches, and giving educational seminars / workshops.
   7. To write training programmes in conjunction with appropriate team staff and in conjunction with the individual player’s needs
      analysis and any test results.

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8. To liase with other professionals (from outwith their own specialist area) as required to ensure complete interdisciplinary sports
   science service provision for players.
9. To be aware of the latest sports science support services and practices, liasing with other sports scientists as necessary (e.g. SIS;
   local Universities) in order that best practice is being followed. To communicate such updates with all relevant staff.
10. Liase with catering staff (where possible) to ensure correct nutritional support that allows an intensive programme of training and
   games to be sustained.
11. Ensure adequate hydration status of players to ensure performance is maintained at optimal levels.
12. Monitoring of training sessions using heart rate monitors to ensure proposed intensities have been adhered to.
13. Ensure players are prepared physiologically for task ahead of them – be it a game or a training session through structured
   appropriate warm ups.
14. Employ recovery strategies to ensure adequate preparation for next game in the tournament setting.
15. Monitor over-reaching of players.
16. Support medical staff in rehabilitation of injured players (from being fit, to being match fit and training with the first team i.e. writing
   and delivering fitness programmes).
17. Establishing and maintaining links to other divisions of the support team (e.g. strength & conditioning, physiotherapy, sports
18. Match analysis to allow feedback of performance to coaches.
19. Educate players as to role and importance of sports science in football.
20. To provide statistical, financial and other information on all sports science support service provision; to recommend variations to
   services as necessary. In particular, to report on physiological testing: tests performed, consumable costs etc

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Person Specification:

   1.   University postgraduate qualification in sport science recognised in UK with an undergraduate degree in an appropriate area.

   2.   Experience of working within football providing physiological support to athletes at the elite level.

   3.   Experience of working with coaches, National Governing Bodies of Sport (or equivalent sporting bodies).

   4.   Involvement with football as a primary sport on a day-to-day or at minimum week-to-week basis.

   5.   Appropriate child protection/Disclosure certification

   6.   BASES accredited (physiological support) or on supervised experience.

   7.   Evidence of a current qualification in an accredited Sports First Aid course and continued postgraduate education including
        aspects which enhance football specific knowledge (training courses i.e. ISAK, CSCS etc). This should include attendance at
        medical meetings arranged by the Association on specific topics of relevance.

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