Academy Sports Scientist

  • Celtic Park, Glasgow
  • 31st May 2019
Employer: Celtic FC
Reference: N/A
Salary: £20,00- £25,000
Contract: Full time


Celtic Football Club is recruiting for an Academy Sports Scientist within the Youth Academy. The role will be responsible for designing and delivering Sport Science support to the junior and intermediate age groups (9s – 16s) and will focus on the athletic development for these ages. The successful candidate will be an integral member of an evolving team and will strive towards the overall aims and objectives of the Academy and Sports Science department. 

Key Responsibilities

  • To design and implement professional, world leading and creative athletic development sessions
  • To lead in the collection, management and sharing of maturation data
  • To collaborate with Celtic FC Coaches to create motivating and enjoyable environments and sessions
  • To lead training load monitoring for respective age groups
  • To liaise with subsections (nutrition, psychology etc.) to educate and develop players
  • To assist the development of Academy Sports Science philosophy
  • To contribute to monthly department CPD and to the department’s research strategy
  • To assist other departments staff and processes where applicable
  • To follow Club policies and procedures to ensure safeguarding of all players within the Academy

Skills and Experience required:

  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport and Exercise sciences
  • Enrolled or completed a MSc in Sport Sciences / Strength & Conditioning
  • Experience delivering athletic development support to youth soccer players across different ages
  • Knowledge of the latest research and delivery techniques of youth athletic development
  • Knowledge of the use of athletic testing in designing programs in a talent development environment
  • Knowledge of appropriate methods of load monitoring for adolescent adults and exercise prescription
  • Experience delivering athletic development support to youth soccer players
  • Previous experience working within an elite environment and in a busy/pressured environment
  • Ability to coach and deliver scientific knowledge in a variety of contexts to players of different ages
  • Ability to take wide streams of data and synthesize insight appropriately
  • Effective data control, analysis and management skills
  • Organised with a passion for talent development
  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint literacy skills

A full UK driving license and a flexible approach to working hours, including evening and weekend work, is essential.

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BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.



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