Foundation Phase Assistant Squad Coach

Contract Type – Internship - Volunteer
Hours – 16 hours per week
Location – Idverde Training Ground
Reporting To – Lead Academy Sport Scientist

Job Summary 
To assist in the delivery of Sports Science support to Peterborough United Academy players, providing a comprehensive programme that is in line with the Sports Science programme and the Academy philosophy.

Role Responsibilities 

  • Assist in the delivery of a Sports Science (SS) programme that reflects best practice and scientific principles in order to maximise performance. 

  • Support the technical coaching in SS. 

  • Assist SS support to the rehabilitation process in line with the requirements of the Academy Medical team.

  • Assist SS team with live data GPS tracking and communication of reporting training loads to multi-disciplinary team.

  • Assist with the measuring, recording and tracking of physical testing data for all academy players. 

  • Contribute to and support the development and implementation of the Academy Performance Plan. 

  • Identify and facilitate appropriate communication methods to explain the most effective use of SS practice. 

  • Support the player education process and provide updates on player progress as required. 

  • Engage with and support both personal and departmental continuous professional development. 

  • Work within the rules of professional confidentiality.

  • Assist in the management, maintenance and development of the SS equipment and facilities at the Academy. 

  • Any other reasonable duties.

Additional Information

  • This is a part-time role that includes work in daytime and evenings.

  • Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Role Requirements 

  • Always perform duties with due regard to club policies and procedures and legislative requirements.

  • Ensure implementation of the club’s health & safety, safeguarding, welfare and equality policies to create a safe working environment for all.

  • Ensure working practices are compliant with relevant legislation and data protection legislation and/or general data protection regulations (GDPR) requirements. 

Qualifications & Training 


  • Currently enrolled on a BSc/MSc degree within field of Sport Science or Strength & Conditioning.


  • Full UK Driving license 

  • Previous experience of using GPS tracking technology and interpretation of associated data.

  • Previous experience working with athletes in the Youth/Professional development phase age groups.


  • Attention to detail to ensure high standard of work.

  • Willingness to learn and work outside of comfort zone.

  • Good communicator.

  • Honest & reliable.

Upon application, please state if you have a preference for Strength & Conditioning or Data analysis. 


If interested, please email; with your CV and covering letter.


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