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Vacancy: Academy Sports Science/Strength and Conditioning

7 January 2021

The Port Vale academy are seeking a part time staff member with a sports science/strength and conditioning background. More information on the role can be found below:


  • Assist in the design and implementation of strength training and club conditioning programs.
  • Using the GPS data to assist in load management in accordance with the periodization plan.
  • Help provide and deliver both group and individualized strength and conditioning programs to all players within the youth team.
  • Assist in the delivery of the sports science testing program, which includes movement and flexibility tests, physical tests and strength plate analysis.
  • Assist in the rehabilitation and conditioning of players with prolonged injuries.
  • Maintain contact with medical and rehabilitation personnel to individualize strength and power training for the athlete to return from an injury.
  • Ensure that all administrative tasks associated with this role, including the use of their monitoring system, are completed in a timely manner.
  • Assist with the evaluation of athletes’ performance.
  • Support the Head of Sports Science & Medicine with the day-to-day running of the department.
  • Nutrition and Recovery Protocols
  • Assisting in the ordering and stock control of nutritional supplements.
  • Provide guidance and direction for the Academy’s conditioning and strength program.


  • Have a minimum of or work towards obtaining a degree in the field of sports science and/or strength and conditioning
  • Have experience in designing, implementing, and monitoring programs for elite athletes
  • Have excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Be friendly and enthusiastic with a strong work ethic.
  • Be willing to participate in and carry out Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • Have excellent IT skills, including the use of Excel, Word and Powerpoint

This post is a part time position, for more information or to submit your CV please email

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