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Senior Performance Analyst (First Team)

Job title:   Senior Performance Analyst (First Team) 
 
Department: Football   
 
Reports to:  Director of Football 
 
Location: City Football Academy, Bundoora 
 
Date: January 2020  

Job Purpose 
 
The role will be responsible for providing performance analysis of Melbourne City FC’s First Team along with supporting the NPL, Academy and W-League squads. This will include monitoring and recording performances and liaising with coaches and players in training and competition environments to improve their performance. 
 
Key Responsibilities:
 
• Work with the Director of Football with respect to Talent Management and to develop the club’s performance analysis delivery;
• Oversee the performance analysis structure and work flow;
• Work at the direction of the coaching staff to deliver match analysis and the production of presentations on behalf of the coaches;
• Using software for match analysis and, with direction, providing meaningful reports based on this analysis;
• Develop and maintain extensive databases, including Methodology and Goals Analysis;
• Travel with team interstate and overseas when required;
• Willingness to perform all tasks required to assist the Director of Football in developing this area as a resource for the coaches;
• Provide pre-match, match day and post-match analysis for coaching staff;
• Work collaboratively with the Academy Analyst to cover all club analysis needs;
• Manage intern workload and oversee support analytical staff, where necessary;  
• Match day support for academy and W-League games. 
 
General Responsibilities: 
 
• Compliance with Club policies
• Compliance with the Club’s health and safety procedures
• To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected
• To maintain professional conduct at all times 

Key Relationships:
 
(The most significant internal and external relationships and the nature of the contact e.g. coordination, passing on information, negotiating, influencing) 
 
• Director of Football – reporting to
• A League coaching staff – passing on information
• Academy Analysts – information sharing, team-work 
 
Skills and Experience: 
 
• Experience and working knowledge of the following software: SportsCode, SportsCode  Databasing, Opta, Keynote and Football Squad;
• Tertiary qualifications in Sports Science or related degree;
• Demonstrate an excellent level of PC literacy with a natural knack for technology;
• Ability to work in high-pressure situations;
• Demonstrated initiative, integrity and intelligence;
• Energetic and willing to learn alongside highly-qualified colleagues;
• Deep and demonstrable knowledge of football in Australia or in elite football elsewhere;
• Deep and demonstrable understanding of the tactical requirements and trends of modern football.
• Set and maintain high standards of work performance and deliver quality consistently and efficiently;
• Planning to achieve around fixed deadlines, and problem solving skills to ensure priorities are met;
• Develop networks, create and maintain effective working relationships;
• Have the ability to work in a fast moving environment;
• Creating an environment where staff are empowered to make decisions, work cohesively and build collaboration and trust;
• Maintaining a customer focused approach to the management of all external relationships;
• Establish relationships and influence key stakeholder groups. 
 
Personal & Behavioural Attributes: 
 
• Highly self-motivated with the ability to motivate others;
• Enthusiasm and willingness to be flexible in approach to achieve desired outcomes;
• Honest and reliable;
• Attention to detail;
• Pro-active and engaging style;
• A winning attitude with a strong 'can do' approach;
• Ability to multi-task and remain calm under pressure;
• High work commitment;
• Willing to self-evaluate and work towards continuous improvement
• Good sense of humour;
• Commitment to equal opportunities.

This appointment will be subject to Safer Recruitment processes including satisfactory criminal record and other background checks. Please send your application and resume to Susan Mills, Head of Human Resources at recruitment@melbournecityfc.com.au

City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment we positively welcome applications from all candidates.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview. Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the respective country. 

The City Football Group is fully committed to safeguarding children and other vulnerable people across our business. As such, appointment to this post is subject to Safer Recruitment processes including satisfactory criminal record and other background checks. 

Sports Science Coordinator - Academy 

Job Title: Sports Science Coordinator - Academy 
 
Department:  Human Performance  
 
Reports to: Head of Human Performance/First Team Sports Science Coordinator 
 
Location: City Football Academy, Bundoora   
 
Date: January 2020   
 

Job Purpose 
 
The role is responsible for all aspects of the physical performance of the Melbourne City FC National Premier League Academy teams and W-League team. 
 

Key Responsibilities 

• Design, prescription and delivery of the individualised gym strengthening programs for the playing group;
• Supervision of team gym sessions;
• Data analysis for Academy players;
• Produce reports on day to day training outcomes;
• Ensure wellness is completed and produce a report for the human performance morning meeting;
• Run pre-activation each game and training session;
• Distribute GPS when available;
• Collect RPE's and hydration samples when necessary;
• Produce a sports science report encompassing wellness, RPE, and GPS data;
• Conduct analysis and reporting of screening and testing data;
• Maintain records of all player strengthening programs and specific sessions;
• Implementation of GPS analysis of NYL/NPL or WL training.
• Monitoring of WL players throughout the off-season 


General Responsibilities 
 
• Compliance with Club policies • Compliance with the Club’s health and safety procedures
• To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected
• To maintain professional conduct at all times 
 

Key Relationships 
 
• Director of Football;  
• Head of Human Performance;
• Head of Academy Coaching;  
• Head of Sports Science;  
• Academy Players; 
 

Skills and Experience 
 
• Tertiary qualifications in Sports Science, Physiotherapy or other health science discipline;
• Establish and maintain systems for the collection of information of players to assist in injury prevention and assessment;
• Played or coached football at a suitable level in Australia or in another semiprofessional competition preferred;
• Knowledge of youth conditioning programs and youth football (in Victoria preferred).
• Capacity to provide advice to coaching staff on player well-being;
• Advanced computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Keynote;
• Capacity to use software for match analysis preferred;
• Coaching accreditation and coaching experience preferred. 
 

Personal Attributes 
 

• Highly Motivated
• Enthusiasm and willingness to be flexible in approach to achieve desired outcomes working along side highly qualified colleagues;
• Demonstrated integrity and intelligence;
• Honest and reliable
• Exceptional work ethic;
• Demonstrated team player;
• High work commitment with a willingness to perform all tasks required to ensure NPL program is of an elite standard in all facets from coaching to operations; 
 

Key Performance Indicators 
 
• Development of Academy player physical capacity, measured from physical testing;
• Improvement in movement mechanics of development players, measured by season to season screening data;
• 100% completion of loaded data and wellness measures;
• Improved player availability than previous seasons for games and training.  

This appointment will be subject to Safer Recruitment processes including satisfactory criminal record and other background checks. Please send your application and resume to Susan Mills, Head of Human Resources at recruitment@melbournecityfc.com.au

City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment we positively welcome applications from all candidates.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview. Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the respective country. 

The City Football Group is fully committed to safeguarding children and other vulnerable people across our business. As such, appointment to this post is subject to Safer Recruitment processes including satisfactory criminal record and other background checks. 

Host Families Needed Near Our City Football Academy

As Melbourne City Football Club grows, it continues to cultivate local, national and international talent. In order that we can create the best conditions for our young players to develop they need to be in quick and/or easy reach of our training facilities.

Can you help with accommodation for our young players?

We have more young players joining our development programmes all the time. Generally these players are aged between 14 and 18, and some require high quality accommodation on either a temporary, part-time or full-time basis. The requirement is mainly for longer term accommodation of periods between 6 months to 24 months, for players from further afield choosing to live full-time in Melbourne.

We require a small number of high quality homes for either one or two players in each unit (you must have at least two rooms available). Players will require a spacious single or double bedroom, quality bed and mattress, wireless internet access, desk and storage, some personal space, outdoor space, and their meals (breakfast and evening) and personal laundry to be provided. Access to pay-TV (Foxtel) or similar is preferred.

Payment

The Club operates in a fast moving environment so we require host families who are flexible and committed. As such the football club makes an all-inclusive payment to host families to cover basic costs.

Distance and Transport

We encourage using public transport for many journeys. Thus we need your accommodation to be a short distance from the City Football Academy in Bundoora and near a train station, or on a suitable bus or tram route, and we may ask the host family to undertake some of the transportation (for which mileage expenses are paid).

More Information

If you have experience bringing up children or looking after someone else’s child then you might be able to help us. All you would need to do is provide a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment for our players to rest and recuperate after a day’s training or school. Our young players would also expect some of the support normally given by their own parents when living at home.

All host family members over 16 will be subject to a criminal records check, all adults will need a Working With Children Check and the household will undergo a rigorous suitability assessment of both the accommodation and people living there.

If you think you might be interested in joining our Host Family Team please contact info@melbournecityfc.com.au for an informal chat to learn more about helping us with the provision of accommodation for our players.