Role description

  • Lead the operational development and implementation of a world leading nutrition service to all England Women’s Development teams which supports the coaching process & provides performance advantages through optimal preparation of players and teams.
  • Contribute to the overall Physical Performance and Nutrition philosophy that is provided to all England Women’s Pathway teams.
  • Hands-on delivery of nutrition coaching and implementation to England Women’s teams and players.

 

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop, implement, and monitor an evidence-based strategy for performance nutrition tailored to the needs of the England Women’s Development Teams
  • Lead the operational delivery of an excellent performance nutrition service to all England Women’s development teams
  • Contribute to the development of the England player profile
  • Lead and deliver key internal and external research projects which underpin future service development
  • Lead and deliver performance nutrition coaching to England players and teams as required
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with national coaches and support staff to always ensure a cohesive multidisciplinary approach that supports behaviour change
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with peers in professional clubs to enable knowledge of and management of international players
  • Develop and maintain an extensive network of organisations and individuals outside football with whom to share and develop best practice
  • Planning & management of departmental budget
  • Work within the rules of professional confidentiality and the standards and guidelines set out in the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) Code of Conduct at all times
  • Advocate and protect Clean Sport through the promotion UKAD messaging, continuous professional development in anti-doping and fostering a positive athlete and coach environment to support decision making.
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of work conducted with athletes, including detailed records of work done with individual athletes
  • Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.

What we are looking for

 

Essential

  • Experience of analysing the demands of a sport in relation to their nutrition needs to develop, implement, and evaluate nutrition programmes for individual athletes within that sport.
  • A qualification at degree level (or equivalent) in appropriate subject e.g. nutrition, sports nutrition, dietetics
  • Minimum graduate on the SENr register
  • Extensive successful experience in delivering performance nutrition in elite sport
  • Excellent academic and applied knowledge of contemporary practice in performance nutrition
  • Track record of successfully integrating into established and developing multidisciplinary teams
  • Proven delivery of operational planning and exceptional practical delivery
  • Experience of working within a supplement policy and dealing with external partners to facilitate appropriate supplement provision

 

Desirable

  • Master’s degree or higher in sports nutrition or related discipline
  • Experience in professional and/or international sport
  • Experience of female team sports

What we can offer you

  • An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
  • Attractive benefits and a competitive salary.

 

 

The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your application.

 

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