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Head of Performance

  • Location: London
  • Organisation: British Paralympic Association
  • Salary: £52,000 - £60,000
  • Closing Date: 25 March 2019 | Coaching & Sports Development

Head of Performance

Salary: £52,000 - £60,000

Location: British Paralympic Association (“BPA”) central London headquarters and mobile based – exact split to be determined by mutual agreement with post-holder. 

Job Description

Are you passionate about Paralympic sport?

Are you a credible leader within the high performance system?

Have you delivered demonstrable success in this environment?

Can you deliver your best performances when under pressure and support others to do the same?

If so, you could be part of a world leading National Paralympic Committee that works tirelessly with National Governing Bodies and its high-performance system partners to deliver the ‘best prepared’ ParalympicsGB team at each summer and winter Games.

Demonstrating the BPA’s core values at all times, the post holder will assume significant responsibility in leading, managing and delivery of the BPA’s preparation strategy and ParalympicsGB’s Games-time performance services. Working directly to BPA Director of Sport and Chef de Mission, Penny Briscoe, the post holder will:

  1. Demonstrate exemplary leadership in all aspects of the BPA’s Performance and Preparation strategies and associated programmes, people and partnerships
  2. Ensure excellence in the design and delivery of the BPA’s sports science and sports medicine strategy including recruitment, development and leadership of the sports science and sports medicine core team
  3. Provide world class advice and support to all Paralympic sports; contributing positively to a best prepared team at each Paralympic Games
  4. Provide other input and support as a member of the ParalympicsGB core team in the creation and delivery of an optimal Games-time environment


The BPA is the lead organisation responsible for the Paralympic movement in the UK. We focus on creating the best environment for our athletes as part of ParalympicsGB to perform at summer and winter Paralympic Games. With Paralympic sport in the spotlight like never before, we believe we can build on that to deliver our vision ‘Through sport inspire a better world for disabled people’.

The BPA is fully committed to the principles of the equality of opportunity. It is responsible for ensuring that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment, on the grounds of age, race, disability, parental or marital status, religious belief, sex, gender, social status or sexual orientation, than any other.

Disabled applicants meeting the minimum requirement of the role will be offered an interview. Please indicate in your cover letter if this may be applicable to your application.

How to apply

For details of the person specification download the Job Description and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form below:

Please send a role specific cover letter, completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, CV and indication of current salary to Eleanor Edson, Corporate Services Officer, at

All enquiries are to be directed to the email listed and no phone enquiries will be taken.

Closing Date for applications is 25 March 2019

Interviews will take place on 3 April 2019. Location TBC between either Central London or Loughborough.

Candidates who have been shortlisted for interview will be notified by 27th March 2019.

Data Protection

The BPA will process and store and your personal information (this means any information that identifies or could identify you) for the purposes of recruitment, for a period of up to six months after the closing date, after which it will be securely disposed.

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