Head of Strength and Conditioning

University of Hertfordshire
February 22, 2024
Offerd Salary:£39,123-£43,256
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Contract Type:Permanent
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Post Title: Head of Strength and Conditioning

SBU/Department: Performance Herts, Hertfordshire Sports Village

FTE: 1.0 FTE (working 40 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: HSV9-10 £39,123-£43,256 plus performance related pay

Location: University of Hertfordshire Sports Village, De-Havilland Campus, Hatfield

Performance Herts are experienced UKSCA accredited strength and conditioning professionals based at the University of Hertfordshire. We provide S&C support to a wide range of athletes in a multitude of sports, from grass root development and rehabilitation through to Olympic and World Class performers along with delivering on University degree modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Our partners, clients and athletes include, but is not limited to: EIS, England Squash, England Golf, Arsenal Women's FC Academy, England Women's FA, England Netball, Saracens Mavericks Netball Super League Franchise, TASS, University Scholars, County & Regional Swimming, Netball, Rugby, Golf amongst others.

Our vision is to be the Region's leading Strength and Conditioning facility and service provider. To help us achieve our vision we are looking to recruit an experienced and highly qualified Head of Strength and Conditioning to join our team.

Main duties & responsibilities

To drive performance with relevant multidisciplinary practitioners, teams and partners to provide holistic support, create environments and strategies, and develop systems and processes designed to optimise and develop the support to all athletes.

Oversee and lead by example; the day to day running of the high performance S&C gym, delivery of S&C services to all athletes through the implementation of agreed operating procedures and professional standards, maintain and advance the S&C facility and equipment, management and development of staff and coaching team.

To contribute to the integration and delivery between Performance Herts and the University of Hertfordshire's Institute of Sport (IOS) and School of Health and Social Work (HSK) to ensure that theoretical and applied delivery of teaching and work experience at Performance Herts enhances the vocational relevance of teaching programmes.

Become the technical figurehead for S&C at the University of Hertfordshire and continue to raise the profile of S&C at Performance Herts through quality relationships, networking, and presenting.

Skills and experience required

Significant proven experience in the provision of S&C services to teams and individual athletes up to International level is essential for this role, as well as experience performing needs analyses, planning and implementing diagnostics and monitoring systems and strategic planning of training based on the results. Line management experience and proven experience in presenting is also essential to this role.

Excellent IT literacy will be required as well as being organised, and a great communicator. Experience in lecturing, budget holder responsibilities and with another University or the TASS organisation would be desirable.

You will need to be a knowledgeable, skilled, personable, self-motivated individual with excellent coaching, presentation and communication skills. You must be able to use your own initiative, be pro-active, work well under pressure and be able to work as part of a busy and multidisciplinary team ensuring the entire team work collaboratively and effectively towards the vision and mission of the business.

Qualifications required

A postgraduate degree in S&C, sports science, or related field and a UKSCA accreditation are essential for this role due to a requirement of the role being to lecture at postgraduate level.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: For an informal discussion about this post please contact Fiona Scott, Head of Physical Performance and Academic Liaison via email: [email protected]

Closing Date: 22 February 2024

Interview Dates: Monday 26 & Thursday 29 Feb 2024 (please indicate preference when applying)

Reference Number: 057255

Date advert placed: 1 February 2024

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics and recognize there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development, and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts



This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as amended. The University requires that the successful applicant who is offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. An Enhanced Disclosure will be required and this will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. The University of Hertfordshire complies with the 'Code of Practice for Registered Persons and other recipients of Disclosure Information'. DBS checks may be renewed in line with policy.

Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad

Successful applicants who have lived outside the UK, for 12 months ot more (whether continuously ot in total), in the last 10 years, will be required to produce a ‘Certificate of Good Character/Conduct from each of those countries.

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