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.


Performance Psychologist (working with British Canoeing-Sprint)
Deadline 22/08/2018 at 09:00
£42,197 - £51,485 p.a pro-rata
Holme Pierrepont Nottingham

The primary aim of this role will be to support the coaching process by the delivering psychological support through front-line coaches. To achieve this, the successful candidate should be able to build coaching trust, demonstrate a clear performance mindset, and be comfortable in working through coaches to support them and their athletes. On occasion, individual athlete support will be required as per discussion with the coach and the wider support team. In addition to the above, the facilitation of group sessions (coach-coach, coach-athletes) will be integral to this role, with a focus on how to best develop key athlete behaviours and skills at relevant stages from our talent pathway to senior level.

To meet the above, we are looking for someone whom is both personable and direct. He/she should be capable of creating relationships quickly, be a sounding board for coaches whilst also being firm on agreed accountability (where required). Having the ability to work in partnership with the coach and athlete will be key whilst maintaining trust.

Outside of this, the successful candidate will form part of a close-knit group of successful coaches, athletes and support staff which strives for excellence daily. He/she should be accepting of the need to be flexible in style/delivery where warranted without sacrificing any agreed non-negotiables.


  • Program coaches (approx. 6-7) and athletes
  • Head Sprint Coach
  • Performance director and Head of Performance Support
  • Other psychologists working within the World Class Programme
  • Chief Medical Officer as required
  • Other EIS and NGB practitioners within an interdisciplinary manner
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Performance Support Lead (working with British Sailing)
Deadline 24/08/2018 at 09:00
£51,485 - £59,447 p.a. pro rata
Portland, Dorset

The core purpose of this role is to maximise the impact of EIS contracted performance support services (SSSM) on performance within British Sailing. A key area of work for this role is to lead on the delivery of the “Great People” strand of the Sailing SSSM strategy which aims to address recruitment, induction and development opportunities for practitioners aligned to the unique needs of sailing as a sport.

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MSc Sports Sciences (Performance Analysis of Sport) Studentship opportunity with the English Institute of Sport and Chester University
Deadline 29/08/2018 at 09:00
  • Are you inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic movement and the ‘power of Sport?’
  • Do you want the chance to work alongside and learn from the best athletes, coaches and science and medicine practitioners?
  • Are you dynamic, self-motivated, committed to excellence and devoted to a career in Performance Analysis?

The EIS, in partnership with British Cycling and the University of Chester is offering an exciting MSc Studentship opportunity to a dynamic, self-motivated individual committed to a career in Performance Analysis. Alongside their studies on the MSc Sport Sciences (Performance Analysis of Sport) postgraduate course, the successful candidate will engage in an industrial placement with British Cycling, spending time learning alongside EIS Performance Analysis practitioners within the World class programme.

The English Institute of Sport & British Cycling will provide full sponsorship of the course fees for the 2018/2019 academic year.

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Paratriathlon and Paralympic Project Lead Physiologist
Deadline 31/08/2018 at 09:00
Fixed Term
£26,006 - £32,908 p.a pro-rata

This role has 2 components, providing the delivery and development of Physiological support to British Paratriathlon World Class Programme athletes, as well as leading the Paralympic-specific physiology components of the EIS’s multidisciplinary Tokyo Heat Management project.

As Paratriathlon physiologist (15hours) you will working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to create a world class high performance training environment that leads to athletes being the ‘Best Prepared and Supported Team on the Startline’.

As part of the Paratriathlon programme you will be expected to operate in alignment with the programme culture and behaviours.


To ADD VALUE and ENABLE individuals to deliver their BEST


An individual approach

A collaborative approach

An athlete/coach led performance team

Supporting other to Learning to Lead

Your performance will be regularly evaluated with you as to how effectively you are supporting the programme to deliver the culture and behaviours outlined above.

As EIS Paralympic Project Lead Physiologist (0.2) you work within the Heat Management Project team to support the World class delivery of Science & Medicine to NGBs, coaches and athletes in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games.

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Head of Mental Health
Deadline 10/09/2018 at 09:00
Fixed term
£54,138 - £68,579 p.a. 
Flexible but should be at an EIS site at Loughborough, Manchester or Bisham Abbey

The aim of the Head of Mental Health is to provide strategic leadership and operational delivery of the UK High Performance System Mental Health strategy.  The post-holder will be a highly influential and a collaborative professional; a respected figure in promoting and supporting positive mental Health for athletes, coaches, support staff and other key groups operating in the High Performance System.

This role will be accountable for the delivery of the Mental Health Strategy.  The post-holder will work in close partnership with National Governing Body World Class Programmes, UK Sport and across the EIS to coordinate and deliver both; positive mental health initiatives, and reactive mental health services.

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