Strength & Conditioning Coach & TASS / HTAP Lead

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FTE: 0.8-1.0 FTE (32-40 hours per week)

Salary: HSV5-6 £24,436 – £28,897 (or pro rata if part time) plus performance related pay

Location: University of Hertfordshire Sports Village, De-Havilland, Hatfield

Performance Herts are experienced UKSCA accredited strength and conditioning professionals based at the University of Hertfordshire.  We provide S&C support to a wide range of athletes in a multitude of sports, from grass root development to Olympic performers along with delivering on University degree modules and Nationally Accredited Courses and Workshops.

Our partners, clients and athletes include: EIS, England Squash, England Golf, Arsenal Women’s FC Academy, England Women’s FA, England Netball, Saracens Mavericks Netball Super League Franchise, TASS, University Scholars, County & Regional Swimming, Netball, Rugby, Golf amongst others.

Our vision is to be the Region’s leading Strength and Conditioning facility and service provider. To help us achieve our vision we are looking to recruit an experienced and highly qualified Strength and Conditioning coach to join our team.

Our work enables athletes to optimise their performance, avoid injury, peak for major competitions, and educate them in areas such as recovery methods, nutrition and anti-doping.

Main duties & responsibilities

Main duties of the Strength & Conditioning role will include: Delivering 1-2-1 / group S&C sessions, creating annual periodised plans, writing training programmes, implementing fitness testing and screenings, reporting on data from diagnostic testing, working alongside physiotherapists & coaches, assisting in the day to day running of the high performance gym, writing & delivery of workshops / University lectures & practicals, mentoring internship students and seeking new business opportunities.

Main duties of the TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) / HTAP (Hertfordshire Talented Athelte Programme) lead role will include: Being the main liaison between TASS / HTAP and University of Hertfordshire, TASS / HTAP portal administration, budgets and invoicing, organising TASS / HTAP events, arranging MDT meetings, athlete communication and reviews.

Skills and experience

Substantial proven experience in the provision of S&C services including coaching athletes to improve performance, as well as experience performing needs analyses, planning and implementing diagnostics and monitoring systems and strategic planning of training based on the results is essential for this role. Eperience with social media for marketing purposes is also required.

Excellent IT skills with respect to Microsoft Office, especially Excel, is required as well good organisation and communication skills. You will have excellent coaching skills with the ability to understand the needs of athletes in a high performance environment. You will have the ability to adapt to the environment augment performance, and have excellent presentation and communication skills.

Qualifications required

An undergraduate degree in S&C, sports science, or related field and a UKSCA accreditation are essential for this role.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Fiona Scott, Head of Physical Performance and Academic Liaison, 01707 281002 / [email protected]

Interview Dates: Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th and 11th August 2022 (Please indicate preference of days when applying



This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as amended. The University requires that the successful applicant who is offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.

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