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Current Vacancies

The Academy is now recruiting for a full-time Strength and Conditioning Coach to join the Performance Support team within the Academy. The Academy has a rich history of developing young footballers and the successful candidate will perform vital work that contributes to the successful player journey, and have the opportunity to develop as a practitioner to the highest level.

 

The Academy Strength and Conditioning coach will assist, manage & develop Sport Science and Strength and Conditioning strategies in addition to being an applied practitioner based within the Academy on a daily basis. The successful candidate will plan and deliver efficient and effective operations of the Ipswich Town Academy Strength & Conditioning Programme across all age phases (U9-U23), and with specific focus to the U18 & U9 to U16 squads.

 

The successful candidate must have a thorough understanding of the various Sports Science and Medicine disciplines and their impact on training and performance of elite athletes.

 

The outline purpose of the job is as follows:

 

 

  • To oversee, coordinate, develop and implement Strength and Conditioning training across the Foundation Phase (FP) and the Youth Development Phase (YDP) alongside the Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach.
  • To assist and implement Strength and Conditioning training in relation to the Professional Development Phase (PDP) alongside the Head of Sports Science and Medicine.
  • To assess, plan and deliver Strength and Conditioning training to individual, small groups and teams on a daily basis, and as and when required by the ITFC Elite Performance Development Model focussing on Physical Development and Physical Performance outcomes.
  • To oversee, coordinate, develop and implement Physical Development and Physical Performance testing, and contribute to the Physical Benchmarking of ITFC Academy.
  • To oversee, manage and work collaboratively with all relevant staff in the management and reporting of physical exertion and training load monitoring for the YDP & FP through the utilisation of GPS and subjective monitoring tools. 
  • To contribute to the Physical reporting of player development through the six and 12 week cycle player reviews.
  • To ensure all relevant information is correctly input into the Performance Management/Clock applications (PMA).
  • To be an integral part of the Elite Performance team, in conjunction with other medical, sports science, strength and conditioning, nutrition and psychology staff, in the development of both the Physical Development and Physical Performance pathways for the YDP & FDP.
  • To ensure Youth Development Phase (YDP) players are physically ready to transition to PDP training alongside the medical team.
  • To work within the multidisciplinary team to ensure elite player development

 

Location

The normal place of work will be the Ipswich Town Football Club Training Ground, Playford Road, Ipswich IP4 5RQ. 

 

You will be expected to undertake travel as is necessary to fulfil your job requirements and to the satisfaction of Ipswich Town Football Club.

 

 

Hours

Flexibility is essential for this role. This is a full-time role requiring flexibility to work regular evenings and weekends, plus regular travel to away matches.  Ability to work irregular and unsocial hours as required. Work may be subject to change with less than 24 hours notice on occasions.

 

 

 

 

 

Candidate Requirements

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR POST

 

  • Passion for working with elite paediatric populations.
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science or equivalent.
  • Experience working in a professional environment.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to work closely with technical/tactical coaches.
  • Organisational & effective managerial skills.
  • Working knowledge of EPPP.
  • Emergency First Aid in Football qualification.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS FOR POST

 

  • Masters degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience working in a professional football club.
  • UKSCA Accredited or equivalent, or able to obtain within 12 months.

 

 

Interested applicants should send covering letter and full CV to Head of Sports Science and Medicine, Jimmy Reynolds at James.Reynolds@itfc.co.uk.  A full job specification will be supplied to interested applicants.

 

A competitive salary will be offered commensurate with Qualifications and experience.

 

The closing date for this position is Wednesday 21 August.

Ipswich Town FC are looking to add to their Matchday Hospitality Staff for the 2019/20 season.

Previous experience is not necessary as full training is provided.

We are looking for friendly staff members who have a can do attitude and strive to deliver excellent customer service.

You will need to be able to work under pressure, think on your feet and multitask where needed. You will work as part of a team and report into your Duty Manager 

It is essential you have great communication skills, can work well with others and complete the tasks in hand. The hours are variable and will mainly be home matchdays, however once trained you have the opportunity to work on the events side of the business.

To apply for this role please email dana.randall@itfc.co.uk with your CV.

All applicants must be over the age of 18.

Ipswich Town Football Club is looking to recruit lively and enthusiastic staff to work on match days to sell the popular half time lottery, Grab A Grand.

You will verbally promote and sell the Grab A Grand draw tickets pre-match, dealing with customers and handling cash. You will form part of a great team and there are many benefits.

For further information, please email thebluesfoundation@itfc.co.uk in the first instance and include your name and telephone number and please outline why you wish to form part of the team.

Have you got what it takes to be a Steward?

We need people to assist and direct spectators and to implement ground regulations at all our home games and other major events held at the stadium. You should be fit and active, calm under pressure, and have good communication skills. 

Training to NVQ level Two is provided in Spectator Safety. 

To apply, please download and complete the job application form (Application Form Stewards.docx) and send it to mick.warden@itfc.co.uk

Ipswich Town FC’s Player Development Centres and Elite Programme wish to recruit experienced and suitably qualified part time staff to work across various venues in Suffolk and Essex. 

A minimum of an FA Level 2 Coaching qualification and FA Module 2 (working towards module 3), together with an FA First Aid qualification, safeguarding workshop certification and valid DBS are required for the position. 

Hours of work will be mainly evening, weekend and school holidays.

We take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously and undertake all relevant checks on the candidates we work with. You may be required to complete a DBS disclosure application for this role. References are always taken up for successful candidates. Ipswich Town Football Club welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

If interested please send CV and covering letter to richard.boreham@itfc.co.uk

Please do not apply if you do not meet the minimum standard required, as detailed above.

Applications from candidates who do not have the relevant qualifications will not be considered or responded to.

You will only be contacted if you are invited for interview.

Ipswich Town Football Club participates in the Suffolk Schools Work Experience programme. We offer a week long placement in March and one in October.

We accept applications from Year 10 students directly and will not consider applications made on someone’s behalf.

If you would like to be considered for a placement, please send your CV and covering letter to- denise.booth@itfc.co.uk

Due to levels of interest, we will only respond to written applications. If you have not hear back from us within two weeks of sending your CV and covering letter, please consider your application unsuccessful.

The March and October 2019 placements have been allocated.

We will not be accepting work experience applications for 2020 until December 2019.

ITFC HOST FAMILIES

 If you would like to become a host family and can provide a warm and welcoming environment for our young players as they continue their full-time football development, we would like to hear from you. 

We require host families to look after either our boys or girls aged 16-20, preferably with the ability to accommodate at least two players.
Lodgings should provide good quality accommodation in an area which provides easy access to the training ground (Playford Road, IP4 5RQ); in addition, homes must provide a safe setting for the apprentices to live during their weekly training schedule.

The actual accommodation required should have a room which the young player will not share with any other family member and can grow and thrive in your living environment.  

Access to public transport and local amenities is desirable. The role will require residential accommodation either from Sunday evening until Saturday morning each week during the football season (usually last week in June until second week in May) or, for those players living further away from home, for seven days per week.

Within our girls programme the current commitment is only a Tuesday night although this may expand in the future.  The host is required to provide high quality nutritional breakfasts and evening meals with the potential of occasional lunches. Really we are looking for a ‘home away from home’.

This is a very rewarding role and can obviously make a big impact on the lives and development of our young players. 

 We are also looking for homes that can provide temporary accommodation paid on a nightly basis for our trailists.

If you would like any more information or wish to discuss this further please get in touch.

Ralph Pruden, Head of Welfare and Education - ralph.pruden@itfc.co.uk 

Apprentice Groundsman  Ipswich Town Football Club

The club is looking to recruit one apprentice to join its dynamic Grounds Team and help maintain the training ground pitches whilst assisting with the match day preparation of the stadium pitch.
The apprentice shall be overseen by the Grounds Manager. You will be working at both the Training Ground, Playford Road, Ipswich IP4 5RQ and at the Stadium, Portman Road, Ipswich IP1 2DA.

Candidate Profile:
Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Team Player (E)
  • Enthusiastic (E)
  • Ability to adapt to change and work under pressure (E)
  • Willingness to work outdoors and in all weathers (E)
  • Able to accept and carryout instructions (E)

Essential requirements:

  • Undertake routine preparation and maintenance work in relation to playing surfaces as assigned by the Grounds Manager. Undertake all preparatory and cultivation work to maintain safe quality playing surfaces.
  • Initial marking out and setting up of playing surfaces to a high standard undertaking all duties to ensure the best possible results are achieved.
  • The safe use and operation of equipment and machinery used in grounds maintenance.
  • Inform the supervisor and where instructed, take corrective action on mechanical defects or breakdown of equipment.
  • At all times adhere to high standards in relation to Health and Safety upholding the Company policy in this respect.
  • Ensure work area is kept clean, tidy and secure at all times.
  • Undertake general grounds maintenance tasks in relation to the playing surface and surrounding areas.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, colleagues and end users.
  • When dealing with customers / clients / public uphold high standards of customer care and attention at all times promoting the image of the Company.

Main job requirements and person specification:

  • General Grounds Maintenance - Contribute to the upkeep/presentation of the site including verges, hedges & off-pitch areas.
  • Mowing - Regular mowing of training areas using a variety of mowing equipment.
  • Aeration, Brushing, Seeding etc.- Use of tractor units & utility vehicles with a wide range of attachments utilised for turf care maintenance.
  • Marking out - To set-out & over mark pitches & pre-determined areas ready for play.
  • Reinstatement Divotting - Divot repair work following play.
  • Irrigation - Set-up & use both travelling & automated irrigation systems.
  • Fertilizing - Apply appropriate sports turf granular fertilizer as directed as part of an annual nutritional programme.
  • Matchday Preparation - Set-up goals, flags, etc. for scheduled matches at the Training Ground.
  • Artificial Surface Maintenance - Regular brushing/grooming 3G artificial surfaces using specialised equipment.

Desired qualifications

Minimum of 3 x GCSE’s at Grade D/3 or above, including Maths and English, (or equivalent)

Training provider - Otley College

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Amenity Horticulture (sportsturf)
  • Functional skills if required

Things to consider

This opportunity is predominantly for outdoor work so you can expect at times to be either hot cold or wet. You will be on your feet for most of the day.

Process to apply

Please email  Sally.Boyle@itfc.co.uk

Closing date 2nd August 19

Start Date: Mid August 2019 or sooner

Expected: Duration: 18th Months

The Academy is now recruiting for Part-Time coaches in the Foundation Development Phase. The successful candidate will take responsibility for delivering the U9-U12 years Academy Coaching Programme in conjunction with the Head of Coaching, Academy Manager and Head of Foundation Phase.

The Coach will hold a UEFA B License with experience in coaching/teaching.

Interested applicants should send a covering letter and CV to Duncan Wheeler, Head of Foundation Phase at duncan.wheeler@itfc.co.uk

The closing date for this position is 5pm on Monday, 5 August.

 

SPECIFICATION

 

  • Plan, Prepare and Manage coaching and training sessions for Academy schoolboys using PMA.

 

  • Attend Academy Matches and manage allocated team.

 

  • Keep match day records, up to date registers of attendance and details of all players on PMA. All other records, session plans and forms as requested by Academy Manager to be promptly completed and logged on PMA.

 

  • Prepare Player Reports twice per year as required by the Academy Manager.

 

  • Attend the relevant Parent/Coaches meetings.

 

  • Attend Internal In-service training, and look to undertake F.A. Courses to develop coaching experience and qualifications.

 

  • Ensure availability of players for matches and training and communicate with coaches of adjacent teams to ensure sufficient squad members are available.

 

  • Communicate match arrangements to all players.

 

  • Report to age group changing room at least 15 minutes prior to training commencing.

 

  • Collect and Return match kit to and from the agreed pick up point.

 

  • Ensure that mini-buses and dressing room areas both at home and away are left tidy.

 

  • Ensure pay claim forms are handed in on agreed dates, fully completed and signed.

 

  • Be available to parents to discuss their child’s progress and encourage them to approach full-time staff members for feedback.

 

  • At the end of each training session ensure all players have been collected by parent/guardian. Do not leave the premises until all your players have departed.

 

Responsible to and line managed by Academy Manager

 

Salary:                                                           TBC

 

Hours of Work:                                            As required

 

Location:                                                      The normal place of work will be The  Training Centre, Playford Road, Ipswich.  The nature of the post will require travelling.

The Academy is now recruiting for a full-time Player Welfare and Safeguarding Officer to join the dedicated staff team within the Academy. The Academy has a rich history of developing young footballers and the successful candidate will support players in their journey. 

The ideal candidate, above all other qualifications and experience, will enjoy working as part of a team, be enthusiastic, energetic and flexible. The role requires the candidate to demonstrate a desire to ensure the highest standards of care is delivered across all age groups, whilst supporting the Academy staff to develop players and ensure all young people are able to reach their full potential.  This is a demanding role with responsibility for the day to day safety and well-being of all players within the Academy.   Some travel will be required.

The successful candidate will have experience in a Safeguarding role and demonstrate a strong conviction to safeguarding children and adults at risk, exercising the highest standards of confidentiality and sensitivity. 

PURPOSE

To oversee the welfare of all players at the Football Academy in accordance with the Children’s Act ensuring action is taken to promote welfare and protect from harm.

To ensure all Safeguarding regulations and procedures are adhered to and to be accountable for decisions and take action to have the best possible outcomes through advice and guidance on safeguarding matters

To be Designated Safeguarding Officer for the Academy

 
Safeguarding:

 To address concerns, allegations of abuse and poor practice incidents

  • To be point of contact and provide advice and guidance, including at times of incident crisis, to Academy staff.
  • To provide operational advice and guidance to support staff to work towards safeguarding best practice

 Complete Child Protection Qualifications as approved by the FA Premier League and the EFL and attend seminars in relation to this field

  • Promote Child Protection awareness for all Academy staff and encourage best practice.
  • Support the development of training and facilitate appropriate workshops for Academy staff.
  • Maintain and ensure compliance with the Child Protection Policies and Procedures of the Academy, the FA Premier League, EFL and the FA
  • Ensure screening and vetting of all staff within the Football Academy
  • Maintain up to date DBS disclosure clearance records
  • Any other duties commensurate with the role.

Player Welfare: 

  • Working with others within the organisation to create a positive, child-centred environment within the Academy
  • Organise Scholars accommodation and ensure that all Academy players living away from their parental home are in suitable lodging accommodation.  Meet frequently with both landladies and Scholars to monitor the relationship
  • Assist young players with any social ,financial, parental or personal problems
  • Organise and co-ordinate informative seminars on matters of social awareness e.g. drug awareness, alcohol abuse etc.
  • Liaise with families of all Academy players and provide support in all welfare related matters
  • Monitor the welfare of any injured player
  • Conduct 1:1 reviews within PDP age group
  • Liaise with Head of Education over any concerns with any school age players so that appropriate contact with schools can be made.
  • Liaison with internal and external agencies


PERSON SPECIFICATION


ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including written, verbal, and presentation skills in a professional setting, with proven organisation skills and excellent attention to detail.

  • Ability to work with conflict and emotionally distressing matters
  • Administration and systems management skills
  • Ability to promote and demonstrate anti-discriminatory practice
  • Advice and support-provision skills at all levels
  • An understanding of day to day operational issues facing sports based activities
  • Experience of developing, managing and / or implementing policies and procedures in relation to the safety & welfare of children at risk
  • The ability to analyse complex situations and advise appropriately.
  • Experience of working with children and young people in a sport or community setting.

DESIREABLE SKILLS:

  • Experience of working within Football
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to self-motivate and work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Hands on approach with a can-do attitude
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Practical experience of planning and delivering safeguarding workshops, training / network events and supporting knowledge sharing with a range of stakeholders.

 

Responsible to and line managed by Academy Manager

Safeguarding Statement

Ipswich Town FC is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and adults at risk and requires all employees to share this commitment and promote the welfare of these groups. Applicants will be asked about any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands, including those that are considered ‘spent’ as defined by the Rehabilitation Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amended 2013).  Appointment to this role is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Check (with children’s barred list check) and references.

Interested applicants should send covering letter and full CV to Academy Operations Manager, Helen Broughton - helen@itfc.co.uk  A full job description and person specification can be viewed at itfc.co.uk

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Please indicate salary expectation on application.

The closing date for this position is Friday 23 August.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the medical department of Ipswich Town Football Club to gain valuable experience of working with high calibre and developing athletes during the 2019/2020 season and beyond.

The Academy has a rich history of developing young footballers and we are looking to expand our medical service to meet the growing needs of the Academy.

Alongside providing Match Day Academy cover, the successful applicant will be eligible to enter into the structured continuing professional development programme at ITFC, enabling Physiotherapists to work towards accreditation through the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM) CPD pathway, qualifications through the FIFA F-Marc and FA Learning, mentoring with Senior Sports Medicine specialists and development of Match Day Trauma Management skills.

Matchday Academy Physiotherapist Reporting to the Head of Academy Sports Science & Medicine and Senior Academy Physiotherapist, the successful candidate will provide first class professional emergency pitch side first aid/trauma management and physiotherapy support to the playing staff of the U9-16 Academy teams on a matchday (Sunday and some occasional midweek fixtures).

Key responsibilities of the post include diagnosis and treatment of injuries on the pitch side of games, early rehabilitation and management programs, injury prevention strategies and first aid/trauma management. They will also assist other medical staff as required.

This is a casual part-time paid role working weekends, plus regular travel to away games. The normal place of work is at the Academy Training Centre at Playford Road. Away games are situated throughout the southeast of the country and travel is provided.

Remuneration: Home Game: £50/per match.

Away Game: £75/per match.

We are looking for pro-active individuals with experience who are up to date with current literature, who understands their scope of practice, and who seeks to develop their skills.

Essential:  Completed BSc Physiotherapy degree or equivalent.  Be registered with the CSP and HCPC.  First Aid Qualification.  Personal Qualities: - Good communicator. - Organised. - Approachable. - Professional. - Team worker.

Desirable:  Previous experience of working within a paediatric elite football environment.  FA ITMMiF (Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football)  Undertaken Sports Trauma Management training.

Application Details: PLEASE INCLUDE: A CV along with covering letter to: james.reynolds@itfc.co.uk

Performance Analysis Work Placement 2019/2020


Ipswich Town Football Club are looking to provide a work placement opportunity for the 2019/20 season
which will focus on the support and delivery of performance analysis alongside the coaching programme
within our Academy.


Main Roles & Responsibilities:


Academy:
To liaise with our Head of Academy Performance Analysis to specifically support the analysis processes with
our YDP, FDP phases (U16-U9).


• Assist in the filming and coding of academy matches home and away.
• Assist in the delivery of individual, unit and team based analysis sessions.
• Assist in the filming and databasing of training sessions for coach CPD & best practice.
• Perform any other duties as required within the clubs performance analysis department.
Essential Requirements:
• Currently undertaking a BSc in Performance Analysis or related discipline with a sandwich year work
placement.
• Effective communication & organisational skills.
• Understanding and knowledge of industry software & hardware.
• Excellent IT skills particularly on Apple Mac’s.
• Good knowledge of football.
• Show enthusiasm and willingness to learn and develop.
• Strong work ethic and understanding of the demands of the role.
• Maintain the highest regard for confidentiality with sensitive information.
• Complete enhanced FA CRB check with Ipswich Town.
Desirable Requirements:
• FA coaching qualifications.
• Experience of delivering performance analysis support to athletes and coaches within professional sport.
Additional Information:
• This will be a voluntary full time work placement opportunity as part of a BSc sandwich year.
• The placement will run throughout the 2019/20 season until 7th May 2020.
• Based at Ipswich Town Training Ground.
• Attend training & undertake CPD within in the club.


Applicants should send a cover letter and CV to will.stephenson@itfc.co.uk by the 31st August referencing
‘Ipswich Town Performance Analysis Work Placement’.

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