As the club enters an exciting new era with a new training ground which will be home to the first team and Academy, we are seeking an outstanding individual to become our Head of Performance Support. The successful candidate will have access to truly world class facilities and the opportunity to play a key role in developing players for our first team.
Following the Head of Academy Sports Science moving across to the first team, the club have reviewed the position and created the new Head of Performance Support role. Based at the brand-new Leicester City Training Ground the Head of Performance support is a pivotal and influential position, working closely with the Academy Manager, Head of Coach Development, Head of Academy Player Development, Medical and the Lead Sports Science and S&C staff the role will oversee the whole academy from U9 to U23.
The role will ensure that players transitioning through the Academy have the required physical attributes to support their football development and make the next step in their football pathway and ultimately into the first team.
The successful candidate will be a leader who has extensive experience, an in-depth knowledge of young player development and proven track record in developing young players in professional football. You will have significant experience in the following:
The successful candidate must adhere and communicate the Academy values to stakeholders whenever the opportunity arises.
Knowing some of the history of Leicester City Football Club helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit and family for which the Foxes are renowned for.
Formed in 1884, the Club has been in the Premier League since 2014 when the Foxes were promoted as Championship winners. In 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions. This remarkable achievement qualified them for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history, and the Foxes went on to reach the quarter finals of the competition.
Under the stewardship of King Power and the Club’s CEO Susan Whelan, Leicester City Football Club is deeply committed to the local community and its supporters and continually strives to ensure that every point of engagement with fans is truly world class including the experience on matchdays. Meanwhile, investment in the Club continues, with the recent opening of a new state-of-the-art Training Ground in north Leicestershire.
Ultimately, the club’s vision is as exciting as it is simple: we believe that together, it’s possible. We value and respect individual difference and recognise that the diversity of our staff contributes to our success off the pitch. Our inclusive culture and approach is supported by our Stonewall Diversity Champions partnership, our Time to Change pledge and our status as a Disability Confident employer.
Leicester City Football Club offers a competitive salary and pension scheme with life assurance to all its permanent employees. Employees are able to benefit from free onsite parking as well as an onsite subsidised staff restaurant. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays.
A detailed job description can be found here.
If you feel you have the qualities and experience we are looking for then please apply by sending an application form, along with a covering letter, by email to email@example.com.
To progress your application, candidates must also complete an Equality Monitoring Form. This will be treated in confidence to your application and will aid LCFC in our obligations and commitments to support diversity and inclusion.
A shortlist of suitable applicants will be compiled shortly after the closing date and successful candidates will be contacted about the interview process.
* Leicester City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Leicester City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.