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Sports Science Research and Development Assisant

1 month ago

Burnley FC

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Job Description

Job Summary:

To undertake research projects as directed by the Sports Science department and support the Sports Science team
in the delivery of support to all players across the club.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Sports Science testing post competitive fixtures.

  • Research into readiness testing on match day +2 and match day +3.

  • Research into horizontal force profiling.

  • Club wide horizontal force profiling.

  • Feedback on strengths and weaknesses of individuals based on research project.


  • To understand and implement the Club’s Safeguarding policy, procedures, and best practice guidelines in your role. To use this understanding to ensure safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to a safe environment.

  • To be able to work flexible hours where the role of the job requires.

  • To work towards agreed objectives.

  • Comply with all Club policies.

  • Promote the Burnley FC brand and ethos in a professional, strong, and positive manner.

  • Work alongside other team members to support in other areas of the organisation as and when required to promote best practice.

  • Hold a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace.

  • Willingness to attend training courses to enhance own professional development.

  • Always demonstrate the Club’s values.

  • This job description is issued as a guideline to assist you in your duties and is not exhaustive. You may, on
    occasions, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description.



  • Sports and Exercise degree or relevant level qualification.

  • Possess or working towards a Masters’ degree by research.


  • Experience of working within professional football.

  • Possess a strong understanding of the biomechanics of football actions.

  • Experience of research into horizontal force profiling within professional football.


  • Time management skills to be able to plan and regulate workload including the ability to prioritise demands and thrive under pressure.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Excellent IT skills including intermediate abilities in all MS Office programmes.

  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships.

  • Willingness to have a full DBS check.

  • Meticulous standards.

  • A friendly, positive ‘can do’ and courteous attitude.

  • A commitment to the aims, vision, and values of Burnley FC.

  • Highly motivated, determined, and conscientious.

  • Enthusiasm, energy, and resilience.

  • An organised and efficient approach to work.

  • Flexible, helpful, and responsive

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Job TypeFixed Term
QualificationsMasters Degree


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