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Performance Psychologist (working with Modern Pentathlon)

  • Location: EIS Bath
  • Organisation: English Institue of Sport
  • Salary: £25,749 – £47,298 per annum pro rata
  • Contract: Part-Time
  • Closing Date: 28 June 2017 | Coaching & Sports Development

Performance Psychologist (working with Modern Pentathlon)

Salary: £25,749 – £47,298 per annum pro rata (salary will be dependent on knowledge, experience and expertise)

Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties dependant on experience and expertise. This will involve a minimum of 11 hours per week up to a maximum of 18.5 hours per week and may include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays.

Location: The normal place of work is the EIS Bath, however the EIS may from time to time require you to travel to and work at other offices.

Role Summary

Within the World Class program the role will develop and deliver performance psychology support aligned to individualised athlete performance plans.  Proactively lead a performance impacting service which promotes the development and consolidation of performance behaviours.  In order to support the high performance training and competition environment the psychologist will work closely with the Head of Performance Support to inform a psychologically consistent approach to growing and evolving the performance climate.  

Main Tasks and Activities

· Evolve and deliver against the psychological components of the Modern Pentathlon WITTW strategy by embedding defined and consistent performance behaviours in training and competition environments.

· Agree measurable psychology objectives with coaches and athletes which are regularly debriefed and reviewed within the competition cycle to promote an ongoing commitment to a culture of learning

· Collaborate with coaches to create and deliver training sessions providing athletes with opportunities to train the psychology elements of their performance

· Working as part of the multi-disciplinary team collaborate to align sport science and sports medicine to the performance needs of coaches and athletes

· In working towards the programme’s Tokyo objectives promote an ethos of shared responsibility with all stakeholders

· Ensure that the delivery of the psychology service effectively meets its commitments to athletes, coaches and National Governing Bodies including appropriate training objectives

· Where appropriate identify and facilitate appropriate communication methods, including workshops, to inform and educate athletes, coaches and Performance Directors in the effective use of psychology support

· Maintain a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with athletes and coaches

· Where appropriate, attend, contribute to and provide regular reports at appropriate meetings associated with the programme and to key stakeholders including other EIS colleagues and NGB staff

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation.

Closing date for applications is 28 June 2017

Interview Date: w/c 10 July 2017

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