OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE
The University of Leeds strength and conditioning department is one of the leading providers of applied sport science within the HE sector. We are excited to offer the opportunity for a group of students to join the strength and conditioning team over the course of the 2023-24 academic year to support the delivery of strength and conditioning services to our high-performance programmes (including Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme, GB Start Rowing, Renaissance Arts, Leeds Triathlon Centre, and ECB Cricket Programme), BUCS performance teams (including Football, Hockey, Rugby, Rowing, Swimming, and Triathlon) and 30 scholarship athletes.
This scholarship will be an opportunity for University of Leeds students to gain applied coaching experience in the field of strength and conditioning. Junior strength and conditioning coaching scholars will have access to a £200 bursary and senior strength and conditioning coaching scholars will have access to a £400 bursary towards the cost of courses, qualifications, conferences or professional accreditations. All interns will embark on a programme of learning through applied coaching experience, weekly Community of Practice (CoP) sessions (practical and theoretical workshops covering topics relating to coaching performance athletes) and 1 to 1 mentoring, which will develop their knowledge and applied skills. We have positions available for both Junior and Senior Strength and Conditioning Coaching Scholars and the full criteria and specification for these roles can be found below.
JUNIOR S&C Coaching Scholar
A junior S&C coaching scholar will work alongside a senior S&C coaching scholar and head coach, where they will assist in supporting a University of Leeds BUCS performance team. There will be responsibility to deliver specific elements of training sessions and assist in conducting physical testing, when appropriate. The junior S&C coaching scholarship is an entry-level position and applications are welcomed from all students regardless of their previous experiences or level of qualification. Junior S&C coaching scholars will be expected to commit 3-5 hours per week throughout the course of the 2023-24 academic year. You can read the full criteria & role description for a Junior S&C Coaching Scholar here.
SENIOR S&C Coaching Scholar
A senior S&C coaching scholar will work alongside the senior strength and conditioning team where they will assist in supporting a high-performance programme. They will also lead the strength and conditioning provisions to a University of Leeds BUCS performance team. There will be some responsibility to support junior S&C coaching scholars and contribute to the delivery of the CoP sessions. The senior S&C coaching scholar role is aimed at those with some previous coaching experience, and senior S&C coaching scholars will either hold, be working towards or be willing to complete an appropriate coaching qualification. Senior S&C coaching scholar will be expected to commit 6-8 hours per week throughout the course of the 2023-24 academic year. You can read the full criteria & role description for a Senior S&C Coaching Scholar here.
Junior strength and conditioning coaching scholars will have access to a £200 bursary and senior strength and conditioning coaching scholars will have access to a £400 bursary towards the cost of courses, qualifications, conferences, or professional memberships. This is to support your progress and set you on a pathway as a practitioner in the field of sport science and strength and conditioning.
At the end of this scholarship, scholars will have gained valuable experience, skills, and knowledge which aims to prepare them further study and employment in the field of applied sport science. Past interns have used the skills and experiences learnt on the internship to gain full-time employment in competitive roles across a variety of different organisations and sectors. Some interns have also used their internship as a ‘springboard’ for further study at postgraduate level.
HOW TO APPLY
- Please note this role is only available for current or prospective Sport Science students at the University of Leeds. Applications will not be accepted from other faculties or institutions or from external applicants.
- If you wish to apply for the junior role, please complete the application form below
- If you wish to apply for the senior role, please complete the application form below and email a 1-page CV to Emily Dingley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Applications for the 2023-24 academic year are now OPEN & will close on Friday 21st April. Late applications will not be considered.
- If you would like to discuss the scholarship or have any questions, please contact Emily Dingley (Strength and Conditioning Coach) via email (email@example.com).
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