Sport Science Analyst

  • Crystal Palace FC
  • Crystal Palace, London, UK
  • 03 Apr, 2024
Full time Premier League Scout / Analyst Sports Science

Job Description

Job Location       First Team Training Ground, BR3 1NZ

Contract Type   Full-time

Salary/ ROP        Competitive

Who we are:

We are Crystal Palace Football Club, a Premier League Football Club with more than 160 years of proud history. Spread across three different sites – our London office, Selhurst Park stadium and our Training Ground/Academy, we offer the best atmosphere and culture for our fans and our employees.

We strive for excellence in the workplace with a philosophy of high standards, professionalism, and a strong work ethic from our employees. We are constantly trying to grow, diversify and build with not only our team on the pitch, but also our team in the offices and on the ground.

About this role:

Crystal Palace Football Club are seeking a Sport Science Analyst to join our Sport Science & Medical Department to collaborate with colleagues from other departments and provide the best support to the first team playing squad to ultimately support the implementation of Crystal Palace Football Cub performance strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the monitoring, profiling, and evaluation of all first team squad players
  • Lead on monitoring strategies that aim to assess the physical condition of first team players and provide recommendations to the multi-disciplinary on necessary steps to minimize the risk of injuries and optimize performance;
  • Oversee the data collection and analysis of technical, tactical, physical and other relevant data, and provide data-driven insights to key stakeholders;
  • Assist in the design and implementation of evidence-based protocols for return to train and return to play processes, and manage the training reintegration process with the medical department;
  • Build and maintain effective professional relationships with Medical & Sports Science Department, as well as the wider Club network to support effective operational delivery;
  • Keep up-to-date with latest scientific and technical innovations for applied practice, to ensure best Sports Science practice is implemented within the Club;
  • Liaise with Academy Medical & Sports Science Department to ensure a safe and efficient transition for players between the Academy and First Team;
  • Work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team (Medical, Analysis, and Coaching colleagues) to deliver excellent outcomes in an elite performance environment.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required by line manager.
  • Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.

Experience and Skills:

Essential

  • Extensive understanding of sports science and related disciplines, including their impact on athletic performance
  • At least 2/3 years’ experience as an applied practitioner in sports science in an elite sporting environment
  • Experience using coding language (Rstudio, Python) and visualization tools (PowerBI, ggplot) to store, analyse and visualise different data sources and format
  • Experience in conducting scientifically underpinned assessment, monitoring and evaluation procedures
  • Experience of using data management systems to ensure the secure and efficient storage of data (Smartabase)
  • High quality communicator, able to use a range of styles to support and influence key stakeholders, whilst maintaining appropriate professional boundaries
  • A professional and flexible approach to working hours, in order to adapt to a fast-paced environment
  • Strong IT skills, with a high attention to detail and accuracy when maintaining relevant records.

Desirable

  • Experience in laboratory and field-based assessment such Vo2max, lactate, force velocity profile
  • Knowledge about database or cloud-based solutions such SQL, AWS, Fabric.

Qualifications:

Essential

  • BSc in Sports and Exercise Science or related discipline;
  • MSc in Sports and Exercise Science or related discipline;
  • Professional Strength and Conditioning qualification (UKSCA, ASCA, or NSCA

Desirable

  • BASES Accreditation
  • PhD in Sport and Exercise Science or related discipline

Benefits:

  • Complimentary match day ticket
  • Reward and Discount Scheme through our Tech Scheme and Simple Health app
  • Health and Wellbeing benefit scheme
  • 20% Discount in our Retail Stores
  • Volunteering Day - 1 Workday off to support a charity of your choice.
  • Travel Season Ticket loan
  • Holiday allowance that increases every year of service

Our commitment to Equality

At Crystal Palace Football Club, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is spirited and continues to grow due to the working environment, which makes all staff feel appreciated and welcomed. Crystal Palace Football Club do this by encouraging good relations and practices towards different groups and are committed to promoting employment opportunities that celebrate diversity.

We are committed to attracting, recruiting, and retaining the most talented candidates and the club intends to ensure that everyone who wishes to engage with the club, whether as matchday fans, staff, players, board members, participants in Foundation programmes and any other person engaged with the club's activities, has a real and equal opportunity to do so.

Reasonable Adjustments

If you require disability-related adjustments during the recruitment process, please contact DLO@cpfc.co.uk (DLO inbox is for disability-related queries only, if you wish to gain further information regarding this vacancy, please contact recruitment@cpfc.co.uk). We are here to help you through the whole recruitment process including trying to apply for a vacancy, getting in touch with us through the process, and/or helping with access in case you are required to come in for an interview.

Safeguarding

Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and vulnerable people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder will be required to undergo any relevant security checks, including a comprehensive background check, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure the safety and protection of children and vulnerable individuals.