Sunderland Association Football Club are seeking to recruit an individual to lead on the delivery of Sports Psychology support services to all key stakeholders, including players, staff and parents, across the Academy age groups. The Academy Sports Psychologist will ensure the effective design, delivery and monitoring of a support programme that is aligned to the objectives of the Academy Medical and Performance and the Youth Development department in terms of player development and progression.
Reporting to the Director of Medical and Performance and Academy Head of Medical and Performance, candidates must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist and have an advanced academic award (Masters of PhD in Sport Psychology. The successful candidate will also either; hold Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS), or be enrolled on, and nearing completion of, the BPS Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology (Stage 2); or, be enrolled on, or nearing completion of, BASES Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR) qualification.
The key responsibilities of the role include:
Working hours will be flexible around business demands and include evening and weekend work as required. Previous professional experience working within an applied setting as a Sport Psychology practitioner is essential along with a detailed understanding of the psychological and wider requirements necessary to perform at football’s elite level. You will be expected to undertake any specific training or Continued Professional Development to maintain your qualifications and/or as organised by the Club.
This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check.
Sunderland AFC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a policy of treating all employees and job applicants equally. Our aim is that all colleagues should be able to work in an environment free from discrimination, harassment and bullying.
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