Performance Nutritionist


  • To develop and deliver the nutrition service provision for the Men’s First Team and Boy’s Academy squads at Charlton Athletic Football Club.
  • To contribute to and support the nutrition catering service provision at Sparrows Lane Training Ground to enhance performance, and positively contribute towards on and off-pitch training objectives.
  • To work with the Director of Performance Services to formulate the club nutrition strategy, and ensure aligned with Performance Services and Coaching strategies.



  • Provide specific evidence based nutrition interventions for individual athletes.
  • Regularly collect, monitor and feedback individual athlete anthropometric and body composition data.
  • Review the impact of performance nutrition support across Men’s First Team and Boy’s Academy programmes.
  • Educate athletes and support staff on nutrition strategies to enhance performance, recovery, and health.
  • Collaborate with science and medical staff members to deliver on the Performance Services departmental strategy.
  • Develop supplemental strategies for individual athletes aimed to support their performance and recovery requirements.
  • Provide individual interventions for injured and rehabilitating athletes.
  • Develop performance nutrition menus for use at home and away, supporting team performance and recovery.
  • Lead the nutrition supplement provision at the club with specific consideration of anti-doping regulations.
  • Maintain comprehensive records and database of work conducted with athletes.
  • Contribute towards in-house research projects, contributing towards scientific literature.



  • Qualification at degree level in an appropriate subject.
  • Qualification at higher degree level in an appropriate subject (MSc or equivalent).
  • Accredited Sports Nutritionist or equivalent (i.e. SENr accredited).
  • ISAK level 1 accreditation.

Specific Experience:

  • Experience as a practicing registered nutritionist.
  • Experience in providing nutritional support to professional athletes to improve performance.
  • Experience of translating evidence-based information into understandable advice for different stakeholders.
  • Experience of designing and implementing nutritional education and resources in an elite sporting environment.
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team to deliver holistic performance services to high performing athletes.
  • Experience of understanding the requirements of elite athletes in a high-performance environment.
  • Experience managing a supplement provision for a team sport.


  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and a high workload.
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Receptive to feedback about behaviour and performance.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent written skills.
  • Knowledge of the science supporting sports nutrition.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of high performing environments.
  • Knowledge of team sports environments.
  • Knowledge of the physiological demands of Football.

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