The successful candidate will oversee the nutrition provision at the club for the professional squad, working within the Science and Medicine team to support performance through developing and implementing nutritional services.
The role will be for 26-34 days per annum. This will include 1-2 days per week during the pre-season period (November to April) and fortnightly/monthly contact during the season (April to September) on a contractor or self-employed basis. This may include working outside normal office hours and on Public Holidays where necessary.
Role Profile and Key Responsibilities
- Oversee and lead the governance of nutrition for the professional squad.
- Work within the science and medicine team aligning with other disciplines to support identified players, screening and monitoring, and injury and illness management.
- Work with identified players to support performance goals through appropriate nutrition strategies.
- Work with identified players during injury, aligning with medical staff as appropriate.
- Actively promote the role of food to enhance performance, working closely with catering to ensure the food provision whilst training and travelling is optimal.
- Work with coaches and support staff in determining appropriate methods of implementing the overall programme of nutrition service; including strategic support, educational programmes, individual consultations and group sessions, as required.
- Ensure that the delivery of nutrition support effectively meets the objectives and commitments of players, coaches and Warwickshire County Cricket.
- Develop, implement and monitor innovative and evidence based practical nutrition strategies tailored to the needs of the sport.
- Develop, implement and review nutrition policies, standards and protocols that are best practice, including a policy on supplementation for all players.
- Oversee the relationships with key stakeholders including supplement partners.
- Work within the rules of professional confidentiality when liaising with athletes, primary care managers, parents, coaches and other support staff as appropriate within the rules of the SENr (or equivalent) Code of Conduct, standards and guidelines.
- Maintain a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with athletes and coaches, including detailed records of work done with individual athletes.
- Maintain a comprehensive indexed database of supplements provided to all individual players and teams.
- Having the willingness to engage with and support continuous professional development in anti-doping, i.e. UKAD Accredited Advisor Certification.
- Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of Athlete Support Personnel roles and responsibilities under the current World Anti-Doping Code.