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10 July 2015

Positions for both full time and part time applicants

Opportunities have arisen at the Cobblers Study Centre/Northampton Town FC for the positions of:
• Sport Development Intern (focussed mainly on Football)
• Performance analyst
• Match day physio/sports therapist
• Study Centre volunteer

The positions are open to both full-time and part-time applicants and are generally unpaid, working with the Football & Education Programme students and staff. This is a fantastic chance for graduates, undergraduates or students on a sandwich degree, looking for a year’s practical and applied experience working in very close partnership with a successful Category 3 Academy. Suitable applicants should:
• Have completed or are working towards a relevant degree
• Have completed or working towards a relevant football qualification (for Sport Development intern)
• Be able to commit to at least 1 full or 2 half days a week (preference will be given to those that can commit to more days and days where we require specific roles).

The Study Centre are looking to expand its team and are looking for hard-working, punctual and committed people. Applicants should be enthusiastic, motivated and professional in their approach to their key duties, always looking to build their knowledge and bring fresh ideas to the department. Each of the roles within the department will report to Pete Stephenson (Lead Football & Education Coach). Some of the roles and responsibilities of each position are outlined on page 2 and 3. Please note that we are open to applicants from outside a football background, so extensive knowledge and experience of the sport is not necessary but preferential. It would also be desirable if you can drive and have access to a car but this is not an essential criteria of the roles available.

Salary: N/A (expenses cannot be reimbursed, however benefits can be discussed during the interview)
Based at Sixfields Stadium and training/game venues

If you are interested in any of the positions, please send a cover letter and CV to with the position you are interested in as the subject of the email. Please include why you think you would be the most suitable candidate for this position, and why you would be an asset to us. Please also include how much you would be able to commit between July 2015 and June 2016. We will then invite you for an informal interview.

Please note, we will stop recruiting for the roles once they are filled. Informal interviews will be conducted as soon as possible after your application is received, with applicants required to start between August 16th and August 31st 2015. The position will run through to approximately July 1st 2016.
Roles and Responsibilities (not an exhaustive list!)

Sport Development Intern
• Work alongside Lead F&E coach during classroom sessions to support delivery
• Assist with coaching and possibly lead some sessions (dependent on qualification level)
• Carry out admin tasks as and when instructed
• Liaise with other study centre staff to ensure the smooth running of the programme
• Liaise with Funding and Education partners of the programme to ensure deadlines are met
• Take responsibility for arranging match officials for home league matches
• Help out on other Study Centre programmes as and when extra help is required

Performance analyst
• Be available to film home PL/FL U19 Development fixtures on a Wednesday at Heyford FC (times TBC)
• If this team is away, film NSDL home fixtures played Wednesday afternoons at Northampton Academy
• Upload match video’s on to the Study Centre laptop after full time
• Use software provided to break the game up to be watched the day after the match
• Produce a brief highlights package to be uploaded to the F&E YouTube page

Match Day Physio
• Be available for all PL/FL U19 Development home fixtures on a Wednesday at Heyford FC (times may vary) and possibly away games (this will be discussed)
• Be responsible for the medical kit on a match day (all provided)
• Treat any injuries that happen during games, reporting directly to the coach on the match day
• Ensure players perform a suitable cool down after matches and any players that have played less than 25 minutes conduct a suitable ‘blow-out’ session post match
• For the right candidate, the opportunity to come in on a non-match day (probably a Monday) may be available to run a ‘clinic’ for any players suffering from injuries (this can be discussed during the interview process) 

Study Centre Volunteer
• Assist with the running of Study Centre programmes, generally working with children aged between 7 and 16.
• Carry out admin tasks as and when instructed
• Help to maintain the positive and welcoming environment of the study centre

* Please note, all roles require a valid CRB/DBS check before starting the position *

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