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Club Doncaster

VACANCY: Head of sports science/ fitness coach

17 August 2021

There is an exciting opportunity to join Rovers as a head of sports science/ fitness coach.

Club Doncaster is the brand that connects Doncaster’s elite sports teams. We also manage the delivery of events at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium, and associated Elite Performance Centre, Sports Village, Foundation, Sports College, and Impact Programmes.

We are more than just a sports club, we use every day as a chance to improve people’s lives, through all levels of elite sport and community engagement and education.

We are proud at Club Doncaster to ensure that we always seek to be best in class at every area of the organisation on a daily basis. By recruiting people who demonstrate integrity, compassion, pride, honesty and a desire to continuously improve themselves and those around them, we can make sure that we are always moving forward and making a difference in all levels of our work.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and knowledgeable individual within the senior backroom team for a head of sports science / fitness coach to join Doncaster Rovers, and lead on all areas of the programme and helping to shape practice across the Club Doncaster group when the opportunity arises.

The successful candidate will be part of a small team and report to the first team manager, providing advice and expertise in areas of strength and conditioning and player profiling. You will be working within a tight knitted team to play a key part in delivering a culture of accountability, injury prevention, rehabilitation and multi-disciplinary support and working.

It is essential that candidates must have previous experience in a senior elite sport environment, and have the appropriate coaching / sports science related qualifications, such as UEFA B licence qualifications, and demonstrable experience or and BA / MA in Sports Science or a closely related discipline.

Core hours will be in line with all elite teams training calendar. The successful candidate should be available for evening and weekend work where this is required as dictated by the match schedule and the unexpected demands of the job. They will also be expected to travel nationally with professional squads when this is required.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to communicate effectively with players, staff and senior management and be adaptable and innovative.

Please be aware that a criminal disclosure and identity check will be carried out on the successful applicant prior to any offer of employment, in line with Club Doncaster’s safeguarding culture and procedures.

Club Doncaster is also committed to ensuring to the highest standards of safeguarding, we are an equal opportunities employer and is keen to hear from all persons who feel that this would be the right role for them.

If you would like to apply for the role please submit a full CV and covering letter demonstrating clearly your experience in line with the person specification to head of people and culture Kirsty Cavanagh on kirsty.cavanagh@clubdoncaster.co.uk.


Closing date for applications is Monday August 23, 2021 at 5pm


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