Head of Strength & Power – Role Profile
Employee Type: Entry-Level Position
Working in conjunction with the Head of Performance, your role as the Head of Strength & Power will be focused on developing and delivering specialised strength and power programs for the Norths Devils.
- Establish and execute standardised strength and diagnostic protocols and key performance standards.
- Collaborate with coaching staff to assist with on-field activities, including pre-field-based training warm-ups, conditioning, and player top-ups.
- Support the operations manager and coaching staff in organising Home/Away travel and game day logistics, including individual pre-game preparation and on-field interchange warm-up responsibilities.
- Work in consultation with the Return to Play Coordinator to reintegrate players into the Hostplus Cup program.
- Assist with player recovery and regeneration as required.
- Coordinate and deliver individual player development in areas of strength, power, activation, mobility, and proprioceptive work before training sessions and designated days off.
- Cross-train players when necessary.
- Collaborate closely with Game Development staff to ensure alignment of program/framework design and benchmarking of key physical development markers.
- Monitor and quantify gym training loads in coordination with coaching and medical staff to reduce injury incidence and enhance performance outcomes.
Innovation & Development
- Identify and implement best practices and innovations into programs to maintain a competitive edge for the Norths Devils.
- Act as a duty of care leader, supporting individual player needs through strong relationships.
Key Role Relationships:
Internal Role Relationships
- Head of Performance
- Hostplus Cup Head Coach
- Assistant Coaches
- Return to Play Coordinator
- All Administration and Football Operations staff
External Role Relationships
- QRL Performance Staff
Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge & Skills:
- Tertiary qualifications in sport science or exercise science (desirable)
- Current first aid qualifications
- Minimum Level 1 ASCA Strength & Conditioning accreditation (Associate Level 2 desirable)
- National Rugby League Sports Trainer Accreditation (can be attained upon appointment)
- Working with Children Check
- Current Driver’s License
- A minimum of two years of experience as a strength & conditioning coach, including devising and implementing successful strength and power programs.
- An understanding of the NRL, QRL, major sports administration, or professional sporting team culture (desirable)
Knowledge & Skills
- A developed understanding and application of the principles of physical preparation and high-performance sport.
- Proficiency across all physical qualities (speed, strength, endurance) with well-rounded athletic performance knowledge/experience.
- Strong time management and planning skills with the ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks.
- Ability to lead and achieve results through dedication, hard work, and a genuine care for others and the club.
- A commitment to ongoing learning and upskilling, with a focus on innovation.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills for establishing and maintaining effective relationships.
Hours of Commitment
Given the nature of the sports administration industry, this role requires weekend and evening work, especially during the QRL preseason and regular season. Attendance at most home and away QRL games and finals is expected.
Club apparel will be provided at the start of the preseason and is to be worn during all training sessions, games, and club functions.
How to Apply
If you’re ready to be part of the Norths Devils RLFC and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our athletes, we encourage you to apply!
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