Falcons Recruiting Analyst Positions

Friday 18 September 2015

Newcastle Falcons are currently recruiting to find an Assistant Analyst and an Academy Analyst.

Newcastle Falcons are currently accepting applications for two full time roles; an Assistant Analyst and an Academy Analyst.

Both successful candidates will work to provide Performance Analysis support to the Falcons’ First Team and Academy respectively.

Assistant Analyst

Main Duties and Responsibilities - Work closely with and support the Head Analyst to provide pre and post-match analysis to coaches and players, in line with club directives. - Assist in the filming of training and matches. - Live and post-match coding of all first team matches, providing detailed feedback for coaches and players. - Assisting the Head Analyst in the creation and maintenance of relevant statistical methods for the tracking of KPIs. - Responsible for management of the club’s online video sharing website, including collation of all opposition games. - Creation of high quality presentations using a variety of methods and materials to produce relevant feedback material. - Provide notational and statistical analysis for key facets of the game as directed by the Head Analyst to highlight key trends in performance. - Run long-term analysis projects aimed at producing key trends. - Contribute to the delivery of additional analysis support to personnel within the Newcastle Falcons coaching department, as directed by the Head Analyst. - Assist in the provision of analysis to the Academy, including filming/coding of fixtures, provided this does not clash with First Team duties. - Perform other duties as required by the First Team.

Skills & Competencies - A minimum qualification at degree level (or equivalent) in Sports Science or related area. - Previous analysis experience within a team environment. - Experience in the use of video analysis software, including Sportscode, and associated packages to produce information. - Experience of video production, and knowledge of video/analysis equipment. - A high standard of organisational skills. - Flexibility to work unsociable hours, including evenings and weekends.

Academy Analyst

Main Duties and Responsibilities - Attend and record all Falcons Academy fixtures and arrange for all other Academy players teams’ to have their games recorded on a weekly basis (including Rep Teams/University/School/Club games) - Code all Falcons Academy games in line with Academy directives, including individual player clips that can be used in performance analysis by the coaches - Code all other games so that Academy players clips can be used in performance analysis by the coaches - Maintain an up to date Academy player database of all footage across the season for each individual player, including those on the radar playing in local rugby teams - Provide notational and statistical analysis for key facets of the game as directed by the Academy Manager to highlight key trends in performance - Manage an online website so players can download and analyse all Academy games, sending out DVDs to people where appropriate - Liaise with Academy S+C Coach to monitor player game times as well as assist in GPS device set up and management - Record training sessions as directed by the Academy Manager and provide support to the S+C/Medical department for player movement analysis - Provide analysis support to the AASE Scheme at Gosforth Academy, including recording and coding all their fixtures as directed by the Academy Manager - Work with the First Team squad on all required games and training, provided it does not clash with Academy duties - Perform other duties as required by the Academy

Skills and Competencies - Previous analysis experience within a team environment. - Experience in the use of video analysis software, including Sportscode, and associated packages to produce information. - Experience of video production, and knowledge of video/analysis equipment. - Flexibility to work unsociable hours, including evenings and weekends. - Enhanced CRB.

All those wishing to apply should email a full CV and covering letter to steven.bremner@newcastle-falcons.co.uk, specifying which role you are applying for with the subject line either Assistant Analyst or Academy Analyst.

Closing Date: Thursday 24th September 2015 Interviews: Thursday 1st October 2015 Salary: Competitive salary to be discussed at interview.

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