Physical Performance Coach - Applied Physiology

  • Chelsea FC
  • Chelsea, London, UK
  • 03 Apr, 2024
Full time Coaching Physiotherapy Premier League Soccer Coach

Job Description

About Chelsea Football Club’s Performance Support Team
We want to deliver Football Performance Sciences and Physical Performance differently.  To create and be an integrated, open-minded and performance support focused team behind the team.  We seek to empower our staff, and our model is evolving as we seek to bring in new approaches and thoughts.


Job Function

The role is to be an active and contributing member of the Performance Support Team with a focus on leading and maximising the impact of applied physiology specifically but not exclusively in the recovery and monitoring space within the physical performance department. Providing and developing world class practice to 1st team players, collaborating closely with Performance Insights to develop a data informed and evidenced approach. Additionally, there will be the responsibility and expectation to contribute to and deliver physical performance programmes at a group level and individually creating physical resiliency, athletic development and reducing injury risk.


Provide an elite performance science provision to our men’s first team

This is a key role within the physical performance department at the club and requires a collaborative, committed and pro-active practitioner. The role will include but not limited to leading on monitoring and recovery of our 1st team playing squad including projects around the ‘other 22 hours’ in relation to optimising key lifestyle components that contribute to optimal health and performance supported by the latest physiological principles and evidence. You will work very closely with the interdisciplinary Performance Support team at the club to optimise player availability, performance and readiness.


Your Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have industry recognised qualifications in a combination of sports science, applied physiology and strength and conditioning along with a higher-level degree in sports science or related discipline preferably within the area of applied physiology, monitoring and/ or recovery. Additionally, the successful candidate will have 8 or more years' experience in an elite high-performance sport environment delivering regularly to elite athletes.


Personal traits

We are looking for someone who can build rapport quickly with staff and players, be a clear communicator and be a cultural architect in building a high performing team with high performing behaviours. We are looking for someone with a passion in applying physiological principles to monitoring and recovery. We need someone who can translate research into applied interventions and practice that drives behaviour change and educates players accordingly.