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Performance Nutritionist Consultant (Youth Academy)
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DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

Arsenal Football Academy is a residential programme based at both London Colney and Hale End, offering full time academics and football training for elite youth players.

The aim of Arsenal Football Academy is to centre each boy's progression as a footballer by providing a World Leading Youth Development programme. The programme promotes the development of genuinely elite training environments to consistently outperform international competition. By placing players at the heart of the programme the aim is to develop and grow future premier league players in an environment which is challenging, developmental and inspirational.

The coaching programme is the core activity of the Academy which is supported by a fully integrated programme of Athletic Develoment, Education and Games.

JOB PURPOSE

Reporting to the Academy Manager, the person appointed to this consultancy position will be responsible for the nutrition education of the players designated to the postholder by the Head of Sport Medicine and Athletic Development. The postholder will aim to achieve the objectives laid out in a programme agreed with the Academy Manager.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Individual consultation and delivery of interactive workshops, with elite players / parents / coaches from a range different stages of development

Involvement in ongoing applied research projects

Preparation of innovative educational material for players

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential

-A degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject

-A passion and understanding of sport

-A sound understanding of physiological principles of sport & exercise

-Experience of working with athletes/coaches, providing nutritional support

-Excellent communication skills that can influence and motivate behavioural change

-The ability to communicate complex information in simple terms, dependent on the audience

-An innovative mindset within an evolving industry

Desirable

-A post-graduate qualification in Sport & Exercise Nutrition (e.g. MSc, IOC Diploma)

-Experience of planning, implementing and monitoring interventions with elite athletes

-Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Closing Date: 27/08/2019

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