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Harlequins FC - Performance Nutritionist

LocationSurrey Sports Park, Guildford GU2 7AD
Hours of WorkPart time, 2 days/week (0.4FTE)
Salary & Benefits£41,250 pro rota
Closing Date15 Aug

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

• Implement and monitor innovative and evidence-based nutrition strategies to support the players' training and competitive programmes.

• Maintain current data collection practices as outlined by the Sports Science department.

• Maintain detailed records of all nutrition interventions and track measurable outcomes.

• Produce and distribute reports and feedback to all relevant staff.

• Design and deliver an evidence-based education programme for the Senior Squad.

• Work closely with the rehabilitation team to maximise the recovery process for injured players.

• Anthropometric testing for all senior squad players.

• Work closely with on-site catering, liaise with hotels and catering staff at away venues, and the catering team at home venues to ensure appropriate nutrition is provided.

• Maintain relationships with existing nutrition partners and identify potential new partners in conjunction with the commercial department.

• Manage budget and stock for all nutrition products.

• Assist in research and innovation projects in conjunction with the Harlequins' Research and Development programme

• As a senior member of the Performance Team, you will be expected to deliver, and oversee role specific CPD. Essential Criteria: The below criteria are considered a minimum requirement for the role. You will be requested to provide evidence supporting these criteria throughout the application process.

• BSc in Nutrition or Dietetics OR a BSc in a Sport and Exercise related subject along with an MSc in Sports Nutrition or Nutrition.

• Accredited on the Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr). • ISAK Level 1 Accreditation with a minimum of 1 year experience in testing.

• A minimum of 3 years' experience working as a Performance Nutritionist in elite professional team sport.

• Experience in the Implementation and monitoring of evidence-based nutrition strategies to athletes to support the high performance.

• Experience in the education of athletes, using a food-focused approach to health and performance.

• Well organised with excellent attention to detail.

• Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact effectively within a multidisciplinary team.

• Must be available to start the role within 1 month of offer.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, please note that only those selected for the next stage of the recruitment process will be contacted.

 

Interview Datew/c 29th August 2022