Job Vacancy

Strength and conditioning coach recruitment

We are recruiting for a Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach

Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Salary: HSV7 - 8:  £30,047-£34,644 plus performance related pay

Contract: Permanent, 40 hours per week

Closing date: 18 May 2022

Interview dates: Tuesday 24 & Wedensday 25 May 2022 (please indicate preference when applying)

Performance Herts are experienced UKSCA accredited strength and conditioning professionals based at the University of Hertfordshire.  We provide S&C support to a wide range of athletes in a multitude of sports, from grass root development to Olympic performers along with delivering on University degree modules and Nationally Accredited Courses and Workshops.

Our partners, clients and athletes include: England Squash, Arsenal Women’s FC, England Women’s FA, England Netball, Saracens Mavericks Netball, England Golf, British Weightlifting, English Institute of Sport (EIS), University Scholars and Performance Sports, Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS), Hertfordshire Talented Athlete Programme (HTAP), County and Regional sports teams and athletes including Netball, Swimming, Cricket, Athletics and Golf amongst others.

Our vision is to be the Region’s leading Strength and Conditioning facility and service provider. To help us achieve our vision we are looking to recruit an experienced and highly qualified Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach to join our team.

Our work enables athletes to optimise their performance, avoid injury, peak for major competitions, and educate them in areas such as recovery methods, nutrition and anti-doping.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Main duties of the S&C role will include but is not limited to: Delivering 1-2-1 / group S&C sessions, creating annual periodised plans, writing training programmes, implementing fitness testing and screenings, reporting on data from diagnostic testing, working alongside physiotherapists & coaches, overseeing the running of the high performance gym, writing & delivery of workshops / University lectures & practicals, mentoring coaches and internship students and seeking new business opportunities.

Main duties of leading on one of our key provisions (TASS / HTAP / Performance Sport) will include but is not limited to: Being the main liaison between TASS / HTAP / Performance Sport and University of Hertfordshire, portal administration, budgets and invoicing, organising events and workshops, arranging MDT meetings, athlete and NGB communication and reviews.

Main duties of the senior aspect of the role include: overseeing the running of the Performance Herts S&C facility, staff management and budget holder responsibilities.  

Skills and experience needed:

Substantial proven experience in the provision of S&C services to teams and individual athletes up to International level is essential for this role, as well as experience performing needs analyses, planning and implementing diagnostics and monitoring systems and strategic planning of training based on the results. Line management experience and proven experience in presenting is also essential to this role.

Excellent IT literacy will be required as well as being organised, and a great communicator.  Experience in lecturing, budget holder responsibilities and with another University or the TASS organisation would be desirable.

You will need to be a knowledgeable, skilled, personable, self-motivated individual with excellent coaching, presentation and communication skills. You must be able to use your own initiative, be pro-active, work well under pressure and be able to work as part of a busy and multidisciplinary team ensuring the entire team work collaboratively and effectively towards the vision and mission of the business.

Employee benefits include:

  • A competitive salary with opportunities to progress
  • Annual performance related bonus
  • Free gym membership
  • Specific induction and ongoing support, training, development and progression opportunities
  • Up to 26 days annual leave per year plus 8 Bank Holidays, sick pay & pension scheme
  • Access to University and Associated College courses
  • UNiDays, TOTUM (formerly NUS Extra) and Galleria discount cards
  • Discounted travel on UNO buses
  • Regular staff social events
  • Exercise ‘Happy Hour’
  • And much more…

Qualifications required:

A postgraduate degree in S&C, sports science, or related field and a UKSCA accreditation are essential for this role due to a requirement of the role being to lecture at postgraduate level.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria.

Interested in this position?

For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact Fiona Scott (Head of Physical Performance and Academic Liaison) via email HERE

To apply:
Apply through our online application process HERE.

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Advert palced: 3 May 2022

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts


This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974  

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) 

The University requires that the successful applicant who is offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure & Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. An Enhanced Disclosure will be required, and this will include details of cautions, reprimands, or final warnings, as well as convictions. The University of Hertfordshire complies with the 'Code of Practice for Registered Persons and other recipients of Disclosure Information'. DBS Checks may be renewed in line with policy. 


Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad 

Successful applicants who have lived outside the UK, for 12 months or more (whether continuously or in total), in the last 10 years, will be required to produce a ‘Certificate of Good Character/Conduct’ from each of those countries.  


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