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If you love sport, want to be at the forefront of developments in sport science and research and want to use your skills to help elite athletes achieve success, then the EIS is the right place for you.

There has never been a more exciting time to be part of the EIS with the role of science, medicine and technology so key in achieving future medal success.

 

Head of Performance Support – England and Great Britain Hockey
Deadline 12/12/2016 at 09:00
Type
Permanent
Salary
£50,470 - £68,681 p.a. pro rata
Location
Bisham

Reporting to the England and GB hockey Performance Director, you will ensure that performance support services are fully aligned to achieve maximum impact to deliver consistent and systemic top three success across both genders. You will direct, lead and manage the Sports Science and Medical (SSM) team in support of performance plans based on ‘Principles of Play’ as identified by the Head Coaches. You will manage a world leading high performance sports science and medicine environment for podium and podium potential athletes.

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Physical Preparation Specialist (working with British Canoeing, Slalom)
Deadline 12/12/2016 at 09:00
Type
Permanent
Salary
£28,617 - £46,829 p.a.
Location
Lee Valley

The Canoe Slalom programme is world leading in innovation and technical excellence as demonstrated with results at the Recent Rio Olympic Games. The programme is a centralised at the best white water course in the World, Lee Valley White Water Centre.

The primary purpose of the Physical Preparation Specialist role is to develop the physical ability of the athletes on the 2020 Tokyo Programme to be World Leading by 2020 through the alignment of service to the sports What it Takes To Win Model.

The specialist will work selflessly to support the athlete and coach cell to improve the key areas of performance gain identified and ensure physical plans are integrated with the whole performance support team.

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Physiotherapist (working with The British Sailing Team)
Deadline 15/12/2016 at 09:00
Type
Permanent
Salary
£27,577 - £34,860 p.a.
Location
RYA Weymouth

The successful applicant will provide and develop physiotherapy support services to World Class Programme athletes. Working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary athlete support team, this position will underpin strategies to optimise athlete health and wellbeing to minimise time-loss and maximise performance in training and competition.
You will enjoy working as part of a team and be a natural problem solver who enjoys planning & considering the future. You have the potential to excel as a practitioner and you enjoy an outdoors lifestyle. As a person you have a natural passion and purposeful approach to your work.

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Performance Scientist (working with GB Short Track Speed Skating)
Deadline 21/12/2016 at 09:00
Type
Permanent
Salary
£25,494 - £32,259 p.a.
Location
Holme Pierrepont

This role will provide the delivery and development of strength and conditioning and physiology services for World Class Programme athletes, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to create a world class high performance training environment.

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Physiotherapist (working with British Canoeing, Sprint)
Deadline 03/01/2017 at 09:00
Type
Permanent
Salary
£37,463 - £48,909 p.a.
Location
Holme Pierrepont

The successful applicant will manage the delivery and development of physiotherapy support services to World Class Programme athletes. Working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary athlete support team, this position will underpin strategies to optimise athlete health and wellbeing to minimise time-loss and maximise performance in training and competition.

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SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST (working with The British Sailing Team)
Deadline 10/01/2017 at 09:00
Type
Permanent
Salary
£35,900 - £46,829 p.a.
Location
RYA Weymouth

This role will manage the delivery and development of Psychology support to the World Class program (including supporting athletes, coaches and the dynamics of the wider team) in order to create a world class high performance training and competition environment.

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HEAD OF PERFORMANCE SUPPORT (working with British Canoeing)
Deadline 13/01/2017 at 09:00
Type
Permanent
Salary
£50470 - £68681
Location
National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham with regular work also at Lee Valley White Water Centre, London

JOB DESCRIPTION – HEAD OF PERFORMANCE SUPPORT BRITISH CANOEING

Salary range: £50470 – £68681

Grade: Level 4

Hours of Work: A minimum of 37 hours per week

Location: The normal place of work is National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham with regular work also at Lee Valley White Water Centre, London.

Reporting To: British Canoeing Performance Director

Background:

The English Institute of Sport (EIS) was established in 2002 and has evolved into the ‘team behind the team’ with a modern day mission: to pioneer the delivery of science, medicine and technology services to drive medal success at Olympic, Paralympic and international competition.

Since its inception, through working in partnership with the National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGB) the EIS has significantly influenced the development and adoption of technical support services in Olympic and Paralympic sports. It is driving standards of technical service which others have sought to emulate. It is acclaimed for its ability to develop emerging practitioner talent into world class performance scientists, considered applied experts in their field. It is considered a world leading high performance institute due to the sustained positive impact it has had on British medal success over the past four Olympic and Paralympic cycles.

As the wider backdrop of elite sport continues to be ever more competitive, the EIS must embrace the opportunities presented by a new cycle, both in terms of the advances in applied science, medicine and technology as well as new, alternative ways of working. In response to this challenge the EIS, in consultation with sports and staff has set out an ambitious future strategy which will enable Team GB and Paralympics GB to remain at the forefront of sporting success and continue to inspire the nation.

Three key EIS strategic priorities for the future are:

  • World Class Delivery
  • Prioritising Athlete Health
  • Performance InnovationThe British Canoeing World Class Programme is made up of 3 distinct programmes, namely; Sprint, Slalom, and Para Canoe. Each of these has its own programme leader and support team. The slalom programme is based at Lee Valley White Water Centre whereas Sprint and Para Canoe are based at the NWSC, Nottingham. The post holder will work across each of these 3 programmes and will be required to reflect the unique demands of each whilst also transferring knowledge and learning across programmes.Purpose of Post
  • To enable the performance support team to be more impactful for the coach and deliver what the coach needs to make the boat go faster. Specifically, this role will:
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  • Key relationships will include EIS senior teams, NGB Performance Directors and Heads of Science & Medicine as well as maintaining and extensive and fluid network of external contacts.
  • Ensure that performance support services are fully aligned to achieve maximum impact, delivering world leading performance support to World Class Programme athletes across all three disciplines (slalom, sprint and para canoeing).
  • Direct, lead and manage the performance support services team in support of performance plans as identified by the Head of each canoeing discipline.
  • Play a lead role in the performance planning process and bring in new ideas and creative insight to enhance existing practice and help to evolve the WITTW models
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and cascading of expertise throughout the pathway

Principle Responsibilities

As a key member of the British Canoeing performance team, the post holder will:

  1. In conjunction with the Head of each discipline, oversee the design, implementation, development and management of the SSM provision for all podium and podium potential athletes.
  2. Be responsible for the development of the EIS employed SSM staff including direct line management and performance management.
  3. Conduct technical planning meetings with coaches and practitioners to identify the priority performance support plans that capture the objectives and outcomes SSM support will make to performance.
  4. Ensure an accountable and responsive performance impact of SSM practitioner work through facilitation of world class performance planning.
  5. Provide a real time feedback loop to the leadership, coaching and performance teams on operational delivery and how it is helping support athlete and sport plans.
  6. Drive a significant contribution from SSM to the understanding of WITTW.
  7. Liaise with appropriate EIS Technical Leads and Operations staff in relation to the development of SSM staff and operational management of appropriate EIS sites and services.
  8. Liaise with EIS Business Services (Finance and Human Resources) to provide a point-of-contact between EIS and NGB.
  9. Create and implement a long-term strategy for the development of performance knowledge and service provision for the WCP.
  10. Facilitating knowledge sharing and cascading of expertise throughout the pathway
  11. Oversee research and innovation projects working with EIS Performance Innovation and external partners.
  12. Reflect the professional codes of conduct of sports science and sports medicine and ensure that this is respected and adhered to in order to keep the athlete’s health and welfare at the centre of concern in all aspects of training and competition. 
  13. PERSON SPECIFICATION – HEAD OF PERFORMANCE SUPPORT
COMPETENCY AREA ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE ASSESSED BY
Qualifications
A post-graduate qualification within Sport Science, Medicine, or a related field Essential Application
Experience
Experience of strategic planning and the delivery and monitoring of SMART objectives in an HP environment. Essential Interview
Evidence of innovative and creative delivery and of the ability to inspire and support colleagues. Essential Interview
Wide experience of the scientific methods of researching and developing monitoring and evaluation protocols in HP sport and their practical applications to training and competition. Essential Interview
Extensive and in-depth understanding of high performance sports and Olympic & Paralympic performance systems Essential Interview
The ability to lead and manage a team of specialists and/or practitioners Essential Interview
A broad understanding of all aspects of technical performance solutions (coaching, science, medicine and technology) Essential Interview
Knowledge
Able to demonstrate management and leadership skills and evidence decision making and critical thinking. Essential Interview
A comprehensive understanding of the medical and scientific support needs of high performance athletes. Essential Interview
Skills and abilities
Excellent presentation and influencing skills. Essential Interview
Able to manage a high pressure workload and those of colleagues and to work and thrive in the High Performance environment Essential Interview
Proven ability to lead and work within a multi-disciplinary support team Essential Interview
Ability to work under pressure and prioritise workloads Essential Interview
Other considerations

 

An understanding and commitment to equal opportunities in employment and sport Essential Interview
An understanding of individual responsibility in complying with the Health and Safety policies and arrangements of the EIS and all relevant partners Essential Interview
Ability to work irregular and unsocial hours as required involving work outside normal office hours, at evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays Essential Interview
An understanding of and commitment to fair play and all national and international anti-doping policies as enforced by national governing bodies, international federations, Olympic Associations and other relevant organisations.

 

Essential Interview

This role does not require a DBS check

This job description is should be seen as enabling rather than restrictive and will be subject to regular review.

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