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Job vacancy | Performance Analyst.

Position: Head of Performance Analysis

Hours: Full Time 

Term: May 2018

Salary: Competitive (To be discussed at Interview)

Location: Castle Park Stadium, Doncaster and other locations within the United Kingdom as required.

Job description:

To Lead the Performance Analysis support to the Doncaster Knights Professional staff/squad in the Greene King IPA Championship and British and Irish Cup by:

  • Providing pre-game analysis on each weeks opposition, coding previous games for player and coach perusal. Then in conjunction with coaching staff, producing opposition previews/statistics for feedback in team meetings.
  • Live Coding and providing feedback during all 1st team fixtures, providing a coded timeline with multiple video angles to coaching staff.
  • Post-Game analysis of individual and specific areas of team play in line with KPI’s as defined by the Coaching Staff.
  • Post-Game review analysis to be completed in conjunction with coaching staff for team feedback.
  • Filming and coding of all team and units training sessions.
  • Arranging provision and operating GPS equipment providing statistical feedback to support S&C and Medical Staff.
  • Supplying video evidence of injury incidents to medical staff.
  • Recruiting and training undergraduate/post-graduate interns from local universities.
  • Maintaining and updating a database of all statistics and video in the Performance Analysis suite at Castle Park.
  • Operating and administering an online file-sharing platform for player and coach use.
  • Continually developing own practice through study of the latest research and CPD opportunities.
  • Any other duties as agreed with the DOR.


Person Specification:


  • Experience working within a professional sport environment (Preferably Rugby Union/League).
  • Successfully completed an Undergraduate Sport Science/Performance Analysis related degree.
  • Undertaken training in the field of performance analysis either within a degree programme, or external course.
  • Thorough working knowledge and experience in using various analysis software.
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office, Apple iWork and IBM SPSS software.
  • Strong understanding of Video file formats and conversion tools.
  • Strong Understanding of Rugby Union


  • Successfully completed an MSc in Performance Analysis/Sport Coaching/Science related subject.
  • Completed RFU coaching/refereeing certificates and CPD.
  • Previous experience as lead performance analyst with a professional sports team. (Preferably Rugby Union/League)

To apply, please send a CV and Cover Letter the closing date for applications is February 28th, applicants will only be contacted if successful in gaining an interview.


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