Job Vacancy

S&C Internship Opportunities

Strength and Conditioning Internships with Performance Herts

Monday 8 June, 2020

Unpaid role with benefits
Minimum of 8 hours per week, over 2 shifts

Performance Herts, based at the University of Hertfordshire, are a team of UKSCA accredited S&C practitioners who deliver S&C services to; England Squash, England Golf, England Women’s Football, Arsenal Women’s FC Academy, Saracens Mavericks Netball, TASS, Regional Basketball & Netball Academies, Hertfordshire Golf, National Level Swimmers, University Scholars and Performance Sports plus many more.

Performance Herts are seeking a new cohort of S&C work experience students for the next academic year. To be eligible, you must be able to commit to a minimum of 8 hours per week over 2 shifts, plus regular team CPD training, between 31 August 2020 and 4 April 2021. Placements can be extended beyond this following a review in early 2020. Available hours will be subject to change based on the COVID-19 situation, but the shifts from the 2019/2020 year are below as a general indication of what work experience opportunities will be on offer:

  • Mondays 6:30-9:30am / 4-9/10pm
  • Tuesdays 6:30-9:30am / 4-9/10pm
  • Wednesdays 10am-2pm / 4-9/10pm
  • Thursdays N/A / 4-9/10pm
  • Fridays 6:30-9:30am / 2:30-8/9pm

On occasions there will also be the opportunity to assist on other work including; university degree practicals, workshops, courses and fitness testing.

Please note:
This is an unpaid role, however in return for assisting with the daily running of our elite performance
centre, we offer the following benefits:

  • Free places on our CPD courses and workshops, in areas including:
    - Olympic Weightlifting
    - Speed, Agility and Plyometrics
    - S&C Level 1, 2 and 3 (Needs Analysis, FMS, Programming & Periodisation)
  • Opportunity to shadow / assist with S&C sessions involving developmental up to elite senior international athletes and squads from a range of able bodied and Paralympic sports
  • The chance to be mentored by accredited, experienced and knowledgeable coaches, working in high performance sport and postgraduate education
  • Regular, hands on guidance towards your UKSCA accreditation
  • The opportunity to train, work and learn in a happy and thriving high performance environment with stateof-the-art facilities and equipment
  • Potential to move into an hourly paid coaching role

What we are looking for:

  • Professional, organised and polite aspiring coaches with an interest in high performance training, sports science and S&C
  • Strong work ethic and passion for learning and developing
  • Prior experience with free weight training and general athletic movements (running, jumping, throwing)
  • Enrolled on an FE or HE S&C, sports science or related course
  • The ability to commit to regular hours between September 2020 and April 2021

Apply today:
To apply, please send your CV (maximum of 2 pages) and covering letter (maximum of 1 page) to performanceherts@herts.ac.uk

Closing date:
Sunday 12 July 2020 (before 5pm)

Interview date:
Interviews will take place w/c 20 July.
Please state any days / times that you would not be available in your application.

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