Head of Wasps Academy Strength & Conditioning

Date: 15 May 2019

Job Title: Head of Wasps Academy Strength & Conditioning

Location: Wasps Rugby, Broadstreet

Report to: Academy Manager

Term: 2 Years fixed term contract – Start July/August 2019 until 30th June 2021.

Salary: Competitive


About the role

This is a full-time role, dedicated to leading the athletic development of Wasps Senior Academy players, and ‘next best’ EAPs aged 16 - 18. You must be flexible in your commitment to this role as you will be expected to work evenings, weekends and match days.

In addition, the role requires the leadership of the strength and conditioning team embedded within the Wasps academy programmes and pathways, alongside managing the partnerships of key stakeholder.

The role is based at our Broadstreet RFC Training Ground, Coventry; in addition to this on occasions you may be required to work at our satellite venues, and with partner schools.

The role requires excellent practical and theory-based knowledge, experience and a proven ability to work independently, lead a team, managing an elite rugby development programme.

Key tasks will include:

· Develop and oversee a Wasps Academy S&C structure

· Develop evidence-based Sports Science practices within the academy, to integrate S&C and physiotherapy to optimise delivery of physical preparation services to Wasps Academy players.

· Lead physical testing of Wasps SA, in line with academy testing battery

· Keep an up to date database of all testing

· Plan, deliver and monitor individualised training programmes for Wasps Senior Academy players

· Line manage all Academy S&C staff

· Liaise with Academy S&C coaches to support the development, delivery and monitoring of evidence based U18 and U16 S&C programmes

· Liaise with the Senior Academy coaching group regarding all 18+ players and where necessary U18 and U16 EAP player’s individual long-term athletic development

· Attend academy fixtures as necessary and agreed

· Driving licence


· Undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in a relevant area; i.e., sports and exercise science, strength and conditioning

· UKSCA accredited

· 3-5 years’ experience working as a strength and conditioning coach in professional sport

· Verifiable record of long-term planning for youth athletes to ensure progression across programs

· Competent in the use of sport technology used to

monitor athletes; for example, force plates and GPS

· The ability to monitor individual performance and training load using robust statistical methods


· PhD in relevant field

· Sports rehabilitation or Physiotherapy qualifications

· Experience leading a rugby union academy S&C & rehab program


How to apply:

To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter to recruitment@ricoharena.co.uk


Closing Date: Thursday 30th May 2019

Interview Date: Tuesday 25th June 2019