Sports Science Officer/KTP Associate
(Salary circa £18k - £25k + bonuses + benefits)
The Rugby Football League Ltd and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Training/Development budget of up to £4500, including the opportunity to gain a higher postgraduate degree and the possibility of gaining a diploma in business management
Located in Leeds (LS17 8NB), The Rugby Football League Ltd, http://www.therfl.co.uk organises and promotes competitions to maximise returns to members and is the governing body for the game of Rugby Football League. It fosters, governs, develops, organises and manages the game of Rugby League in respect of all age groups, at all levels, for both sexes in Great Britain and Ireland.
Working within the Performance and Coaching Department, this 24 month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between The Rugby Football League Ltd and the University of Central Lancashire is an excellent opportunity to make a real difference to the company at an exciting stage in its development and growth. The aim of the project is to design and develop a curriculum and delivery methodology to optimise physical, mental, technical and tactical abilities of players to create revenue opportunities and cost savings
We are looking for a candidate with demonstrable capability in sport science AND familiarity with working in a performance and talent development sport environment. The successful candidate will be an innovative, articulated and self-motivated individual, who is passionate about their subject area and career. They must also be capable of working under their own initiative and as part of a team. Good communication skills will be essential, along with a desire to gain experience working in a performance sport environment.
Applicants must have at least a master’s degree or equivalent in either Sports Science/Sport Psychology or similar related subject. The KTP programme will support registration for a higher degree within the Institute of Coaching and Performance. Although this is initially a 24 month programme the company sees huge potential for the successful candidate to progress in the company.
To apply: www.uclan.ac.uk/jobs Ref #: REQ000787
Only the university application form will be accepted.
Closing date: Sunday 2 November 2013
Interviews will be held on 25 and 26 November 2013