Womens Physical Performance Coach

  • Nottingham Forest FC
  • The Nigel Doughty Academy, Nottingham, ING2 7SR
  • 12 May, 2024
Full time Coaching Premier League Soccer Coach Womens Football

Job Description

Salary: Please state your expectations within your application

Contract: Full Time

Location: The Nigel Doughty Academy, Nottingham, ING2 7SR

Working Arrangements: On site

Closing Date For Applications: 21 May 2024

Join our team as a Physical Performance Coach and immerse yourself in the dynamic world of professional sports. This role is your gateway to pioneering advancements in athletic performance within our Women’s First Team.

You will be at the heart of our multidisciplinary team, collaborating closely on a daily basis to cover all facets of Sports Science and Performance. Your expertise will help shape the standards of athletic development, ensuring our players emerge as robust professionals equipped to excel in the demanding landscape of women's football as we aim to progress into the FA Women's Championship.

The Perks of the Job:

  • Opportunity to access tickets for events at The City Ground.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Access to high street and gym discounts.
  • Discount within our Club shop.
  • Free on-site parking.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional and world-leading physical performance support for all senior women players, including individual programs and long-term athletic development plans. Collaborate with the women’s technical team to understand and integrate their philosophy within the physical performance delivery.
  • Collaborate with the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) to deliver assessment-based interventions for players, enhancing their physical capabilities for optimal performance and establishing a comprehensive approach to athlete development, well-being, and performance optimisation.
  • Work closely with the medical team to oversee the return-to-performance process for assigned players. In conjunction with the medical department, develop female-specific related prehab and appropriate rehab to minimise injury risk and maximise player availability.
  • Use appropriate databases to monitor and manage player loading, working closely with the MDT to organise the weekly training plans and long-term periodisation plan. Individualise player plans and support with the management of women’s players who are on loan.
  • Maintain a comprehensive, indexed database of work and provide regular dashboard updates to the Women’s head coach and medical staff. Contribute to players individual development plans, reviews, and audits to assess performance and potential, as well as support evidence-based departmental projects.
  • Maintain all gym, rehab, and prehab areas and ensure the maintenance and promotion of gym equipment and facilities. Provide workshops during the season to educate on anti-doping, fitness, and dietary matters.
  • Always ensure appropriate professional confidentiality and behave to project a professional image of Nottingham Forest Football Club. Be responsible for both individual health & safety and that of those you are responsible for, and ensure the relationship with children and adults at risk is appropriate.
  • Undertake training to ensure an understanding of best practice in relation to children and/or adults at risk as expected by the Company

Skills, Experience and Knowledge:


  • Full UK driving licence and ability to travel to various locations due to the demands of the role
  • BSc in Sports Science or a related field
  • Preferentially hold a Master’s Degree in Sport and Exercise Science or a related discipline
  • Hold UK Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA) Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC) credential or working towards
  • FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF) qualification
  • Be a UKAD Clean Sport Advisor
  • At least 1 years practical experience working in an elite sport environment
  • Confident communicator at all levels
  • A good team player with the ability to work discreetly, under pressure
  • Experience of working as part of a Multi-Disciplinary team
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends around the training schedule
  • The willingness to partake in ongoing CPD


  • Additional S&C related qualifications (e.g. NSCA/BWLA/FA Level 3)
  • Be a BASES Accredited Sports Scientist
  • HSE recognised First Aid Trainer Certification
  • An understanding of the menstrual cycle and its effects on performance
  • Experience of working in Women’s professional football

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Nottingham Forest Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital / civil partnership status, pregnancy / maternity leave, race, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Nottingham Forest Football Club is a signatory of the FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code. We are committed to developing policies to promote equal opportunities and diversity within our workforce. To monitor our progress against these commitments, we require all applicants to provide accurate diversity data during the application process.

Our Commitment to Safeguarding

As part of the Club’s commitment to safeguarding, the successful applicant may be required to undergo a Disclosure Barring Service (“DBS”) check or an enhanced DBS check. The results of a DBS check will be considered on an individual basis, and the Club will act in a proportionate manner when deciding whether or not to proceed with the appointment.

An FA Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for all relevant new appointments to the Club. Individuals will be asked to declare any convictions, cautions or reprimands, warnings or bind-overs that may have been incurred. The Club reserves the right to carry out risk assessments where content has been disclosed on a DBS disclosure if it feels that it is relevant to the job requirements. Failure to satisfy the Club and the EFL's safeguarding requirements may lead to the job offer being withdrawn or, if they have already started employment, summary termination of the employment.