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Academy Lead Sports Scientist

4 weeks ago

Leicester City

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About The Role

Leicester City Football Club Academy are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Lead Sports Scientist to define and drive a leading-edge, world class sports science provision through a youth physical development model (YPDM) for all academy players (U9s-U23s) to ensure LCFC academy players are first team ready.

Based at Leicester City Football Club’s new world-class Training Ground, this role will work in collaboration with all Academy departments, with the main purpose being to develop and drive the sports science agenda, ensure the team are aligned with the department’s Key Performance Indicators, and influence, support, and educate key stakeholders in the role of sports science in player development.

Who We’re Looking For

The ideal candidate will have attained a master’s degree in Sports Science (or equivalent / similar discipline), a minimum of 5 years of experience within an elite-performance environment and have a proven track record of managing and developing a team.
It will be essential that the successful candidate has high level communication skills, have the ability to work autonomously and under their own initiative, and thrive in a high-pressure and dynamic environment.

About the Club

Knowing some of the history of Leicester City Football Club helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit and family for which the Foxes are renowned for.

Formed in 1884, the Club has been in the Premier League since 2014 when the Foxes were promoted as Championship winners. In 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions. This remarkable achievement qualified them for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history, and the Foxes went on to reach the quarter finals of the competition. The Club continues to build on that success, and celebrated lifting the prestigious FA Cup in May 2021.

Under the stewardship of King Power and the Club’s CEO Susan Whelan, Leicester City Football Club is deeply committed to the local community and its supporters and continually strives to ensure that every point of engagement with fans is truly world class including the experience on matchdays. Meanwhile, investment in the Club continues, with the 2021 opening of a new state-of-the-art Training Ground in north Leicestershire.

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