Strength and Conditioning Internships 2015/2016

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Strength and Conditioning Internships

Role Description

Purpose: To support the strength and Conditioning coach and other members of the sports department with the delivery of the Elite Performance Pathway, a school based Long Term Athlete Development programme at St. Peter’s R.C. High School and Sixth Form Centre in Gloucester.

This is voluntary unpaid position

Responsible to: James Baker – Strength and Conditioning / Stuart Crabb – Head of PE

Duration: Until the end of the 2015-2016 academic year, with an option to continue next year following performance review.

Session times vary across the week between the hours of 9:30am – 3.30pm

“Working within the Elite Performance Pathway has given me an invaluable opportunity to develop my coaching skills involving young people. Honing in on strength, speed, agility, change of direction are only a small example of elements incorporated into the development program. Coaching within this small team, under the supervision of a UKSCA accredited coach, is a excellent career opportunity for an S&C internship.” Tulshi Varsani – Strength & Rehab Coach: TLV Cardiff

General Responsibilities:

  • Improve athletic performance through the programming and delivery of athletic development sessions.
  • Test, monitor and review of pupils competing in a variety of sports across the school year.
  • Assist in the design and delivery of year round training programmes for individual athletes
  • Undertake a variety of projects including research and reading to maintain consistent progression throughout the internship.
  • Assist in the delivery of S&C sessions during school hours and after school sessions for athletes across different sports with a view to eventually leading your own sessions.
  • Liaise with relevant medical practitioners to develop injury rehabilitation programmes.
  • Promote the safeguarding and welfare of children with whom you come into contact.
  • Maintain regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance, and adherence to relevant Health & Safety procedures.
  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the role.
  • Develop and maintain a good working relationship with the staff and pupils.
  • Carry out any other duties which may reasonably be requested of you by the Head of PE.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Coaching experience preferably within S&C and/or with youth athletes
  • Graduate qualifications in Sports Science and/or Strength and Conditioning (or working towards these) and REPS Level 3 Personal Training Qualifications.
  • Good knowledge of S&C principles including strength training, speed, agility and Olympic lifting.
  • Comfortable in a team sport environment, coaching and managing large groups
  • Excellent ability to communicate with young people and other members of staff.
  • Strong work ethic, punctual, reliable and committed to personal development
  • Willingness to learn and develop as an S&C coach
  • Desire to complete the UKSCA accreditation
  • Computer literacy including Ofice, especially Excel & Word.

In addition, this strength & conditioning internship will provide you with:

  • Practical experience operating within S&C in a multisport environment.
  • Knowledge & experience within S&C to assist in obtaining employment.
  • Career CPD including in-house workshops and networking opportunities.
  • Mentoring for UKSCA accreditation
  • Experience and knowledge of how to implement S&C in a comprehensive school
  • Opportunity for research projects


To apply: Please contact James Baker via email for an intial discussion about the post. Following this an application form and interview will be required –


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