Job Vacancy

Strength & Conditioning Coach

We are recruiting for a Strength & Conditioning Coach & TASS/HTAP Lead

Thursday 2 December, 2021

Salary: HSV5-6 £24,436-£28,897 (pro rata) plus performance related pay

Contract: Permanent, 32 hours per week

Closing date: 15 December 2021

Interview dates: Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 December 2021 (please indicate preference when applying)

Performance Herts are experienced UKSCA accredited strength and conditioning professionals based at the University of Hertfordshire. They provide Strength & Conditioning 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.

Their partners, clients and athletes include: EIS, England Squash, England Golf, Arsenal Women’s FC, England Women’s FA, England Netball, Saracens Mavericks Netball Super League Franchise, British Weightlifting, TASS, University Scholars, County & Regional Swimming, Netball, Cricket, Golf amongst others.

Performance Herts vision is to be the Region’s leading Strength and Conditioning facility and service provider. To help them achieve their vision they are looking to recruit an experienced and highly qualified Strength and Conditioning coach to join the team. Proudly named as one of Leisure and Hospitality’s 20 Best Companies to Work For in 2021, Hertfordshire Sports Village is committed to ensuring our staff team are connected and engaged.

Performance Herts work enables athletes to optimise their performance, avoid injury, peak for major competitions, and educate 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, assisting in the day to day running of the high performance gym, writing & delivery of workshops / University lectures & practicals, mentoring internship students and seeking new business opportunities.

Main duties of the TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) / HTAP (Hertfordshire Talented Athelte Programme) lead role will include but is not limited to: Being the main liaison between TASS / HTAP and University of Hertfordshire, TASS / HTAP portal administration, budgets and invoicing, organising TASS / HTAP events, arranging MDT meetings, athlete communication and reviews

Skills and experience needed:

Substantial proven experience in the provision of S&C services 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.

Excellent IT literacy will be required as well as being organised and a good communicator.  Experience providing athlete support, managing budgets 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.

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.

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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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. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave and discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts



This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as amended. 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'.

Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad

Successful applicants from overseas will be required to produce a criminal records check, or 'Certificate of Good Character', from any country in which they have been resident, consecutively or cumulatively, in the previous 10 years.

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