Sport Science Internship

Employer: – Peterborough United Football Club

Job Title: Sport Science Intern

Location: – Peterborough United Football Club, Idverde Training Ground

Type: Full Time for 2023/2024 Season

Passport/Visa: Must be eligible to work in the UK.

Closing date: 6th June 2023

Peterborough United Football Club are delighted to offer a Sports Science Internship position available for the 2023/2024 season. The successful applicant will work closely with the Men’s First Team and assist throughout the Academy when necessary. You will learn a vast array of skills to progress your career on the completion of your university degree.

This placement is for current undergraduate students only, studying a Sports Science related degree and are looking for a work placement opportunity within the field of Sports Science & Strength and Conditioning; this position is unpaid. (Please note, we cannot accept applicants who have finished or are finishing their studies this year).

Main duties of the internship will consist of:

  • Provide GPS reports for both team and individual analysis. Full training in the use of Catapult will be provided.
  • Assist with daily tasks of setting up training and gym sessions.
  • Work alongside the pitch and gym sessions with Sports Science staff and coaches to improve the service provided to players.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of rehab and performance plans.
  • Assist in data collection, such as readiness to train and well-being data.
  • Full training will be provided in using Nordbord and ForceDecks software.
  • Assist in the implementation of nutrition and hydration strategies for the squad.
  • Working matchdays and assisting the Sports Science department.

The placement is full time, however working hours will vary depending on First Team requirements. Please note, evening and weekend hours will be required.

Applicants should ideally be based local to Peterborough or the surrounding area, and be a UK resident or non-UK resident with a valid work permit.

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HOW TO APPLY: Please send a CV and supporting covering letter to (Lewis Keeble – Head of Sports Science). If you have any questions regarding this role, please email these to us and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at PUFC

At Peterborough United Football Club, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is championed in all areas of the Club.  PUFC promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We are committed to promoting employment opportunities that celebrate diversity and inclusion.

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, volunteers, participants, has a real and equal opportunity to do so.

Peterborough United 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 may be subject to any background checks as required.

Safeguarding at PUFC

Peterborough United is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Satisfactory reference and enhanced DBS check (if required) are required for successful applicants. Peterborough United are required to conduct online searches as part of their shortlisting process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. In particular, we expect all to:

  • To have the ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Appreciate the significance of safeguarding and interpret this accurately for all individuals’ children, young people and vulnerable adults whatever their circumstances
  • To have a good understanding of the safeguarding agenda and can demonstrate an ability to contribute towards a safe environment
  • The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide information accurately