Job description

Glasgow Warriors, in conjunction with Scottish Rugby are currently inviting applications for an applied placement opportunity within the Glasgow Warriors Performance team. The successful candidate will gain experience from Scottish Rugby’s Nutritionist team and Glasgow Warriors Performance team, with exposure to the preparation and education of our performance players, shadowing within our high-performance environments. This placement is being offered on a flexible voluntary basis across a 10- to 12-week period. It is intended to start in January 2022.

 

Responsibilities

Gain applied experience from within a high-performance program, assisting in the development and implementation of performance nutrition services across Glasgow Warriors performance environment.

 

Key Relationships:

Male Pathway Lead Nutritionist

Head of S&C, Glasgow Warriors

 

Placement focus:

  • Support the delivery of performance nutrition across Glasgow Warriors performance pathway
  • Proactively engage in development projects
  • Experience project management and delivery with a multidisciplinary team
  • Assist in research projects and data collection

 

Opportunities to develop applied experience through

  • Supporting the delivery of practical aspects of the nutrition programme in camp
  • Supporting the Lead Nutritionist in education sessions for specific squads
  • Taking part in project work and developing resources
  • Experiencing preparation and recovery processes around match days
  • Supporting supplement safety and product management

Personal development training opportunities offered as part of placement

  • ISAK Level 1 Accreditation
  • UKAD Educator course
  • Professional skills workshops
  • Sports Science software training 3

 

The Person

We are looking for someone with a passion for food and sports performance, who is at the start of their journey as a performance practitioner. The opportunity is focused on supporting the continued development of the individual, but we are looking for someone who can exhibit the following key characteristics and skills.

 

– Passion for food and an interest in food trends

– A self-driven individual with strong problem-solving skills and an inquisitive mind

– Skilled in common IT software, with experience in dietary analysis and data management

– An excellent communicator with experience in designing infographics

– Someone who is driven and seeks continued personal development Qualifications/Knowledge:

– Graduate from an undergraduate degree in nutrition/dietetics (OR IOPN Diploma in Performance Nutrition)

– Practitioners who are working towards or have recently acquired SENr accreditation

– A preliminary understanding of the nutritional demands relevant to high performance sport.

– An understanding of menu design and food hygiene processes, as well as knowledge and understanding of special dietary requirements

 

How to Apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to: tom.coughlin@sru.org.uk

 

Email subject: Glasgow Warriors Nutrition Placement

 

Closing date:

3rd January 2022