Nutritionist – Women’s Programme

Job Description

Founded in 1866, Harlequins is one of the most iconic rugby clubs. Recognised around the world, we are proud to be a founding member of the RFU, boasting more Presidents than any other club, as well as a healthy dose of current and legendary Men’s and Women’s international players.

As leaders of the game, we are ambitious to build on our success. To do this we move at tempo, we are unconventional in our thinking and approach, and we recognise the value that each role and each person in the team plays in delivering our success.

Role Overview
To provide a nutrition practice that supports the Athletic Performance and Development of all Women’s player at Harlequins rugby.
This is an exciting opportunity that has the potential to develop into a funded PHD. Further details and questions can be discussed in interview.

Contract Type: 0.2 FTE: In-person one day per week

The General Responsibilities:

  • Design and create a nutrition-based approach that supports the athletic performance program.
  • Educate players on how their nutrition can support their recovery and performance in-line with informed sport practices.
  • Lead on nutritional support that is given to players during the training week and on game days, including and not limited to meals, snacks, drinks and supplementation.
  • Complete regular body composition testing with key players in the squad
  • Develop key relationships with external organisations from the club to maintain good communication

Essential Skills, Experience and Qualifications needed:

  • A recognised postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) in Sports Nutrition or a related field
  •  Sport & Exercise Nutrition Registered (SENr)
  • ISAK Level 1 Accreditation
  • 1 years’ experience in a sports nutrition role. Ideally, in a team sport setting, in a full or part time capacity.
  • Outstanding people management and communication (verbal and written) skills to work effectively and efficiently within a fast-paced environment and multidisciplinary team
  • The ability to create trusting and effective working relationships with players and staff to deliver key messages.
  • Knowledge around the physical and technical game demands within rugby union.
  • The ability to interpret data with both players and staff of varying levels of understanding.
  • Organised with excellent attention to detail through strong administration skills.

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