This role will provide the delivery and development of Performance Lifestyle support to world class programme athletes complimenting the objectives of BPS and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
As a member of the Performance Lifestyle team at the EIS you will contribute to knowledge development, aggregation and sharing across the organisation to support the development of world class Performance Lifestyle services and practice.
All Performance Lifestyle practitioners, as with any other EIS practitioners, are expected to work within the HCSI Professional Code of practice to ensure the highest standards of practice are met at all times.
As Performance Lifestyle practitioner for the BPS, you will work with the Performance Lifestyle Technical Lead and the Head of Sport Science & Sport Medicine to set objectives and strategy, aimed at providing and developing the best Performance Lifestyle support possible.
Main Tasks and Activities
Performance Lifestyle works with a person first approach, to provide an individual service to funded World Class Programme (WCP) athletes that centres upon:
- Proactively engaging athletes in future life planning and career development, with the emphasis on early intervention and continued personal and professional development throughout their time on the WCP.
- Encouraging and facilitating dual career aspirations with effective management of the balance between sporting and non-sporting commitments, to protect performance potential.
- Promoting the importance and impact of athletes creating and developing broader identities and interests beyond their sport in maintaining personal wellbeing.
- Providing support and education around finding and managing the optimal personal balance for conflicting demands e.g. from education, employment, family, sponsorship, financial etc. to protect performance potential.
- Supporting athletes from a lifestyle perspective as they transition on to, through and from the WCP.
- Providing proactive exit support for athletes leaving the WCP for up to 6months after funding cessation.
- Providing a safe, impartial and where appropriate confidential space to support athletes – sign posting and referring onward as appropriate to safeguard the welfare and well-being of the athlete.
- Working in partnership with athlete and high-performance stakeholders to support and encourage a culture that delivers performance and responsibly cares for its people.
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.
The EIS is a dynamic, growing and fast-moving organisation that will offer you a flexible, positive, stimulating and challenging work environment with real opportunities to make the best better. Working for the English Institute of Sport brings its rewards not only in its salary and benefits package, but also in the opportunities for learning and career development.
Our generous benefits package includes:
- 29 days paid holiday per year (pro rata for part time roles) plus 8 bank holidays.
- Membership of EIS’s Occupational Sick Pay Scheme from your first day of employment.
- Support for Continued Professional Development.
- Automatic entry into BUPA health cash back plan for day to day expenses like dentist, eye tests, physio, etc.
- Generous pension scheme.
- Discounts on Shopping, Entertainment, Travel and Lifestyle services through our Benefits portal.
- Cycle to work scheme.
The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 16 May 2021.
We are committed to creating an even more diverse and inclusive workforce that will bring different perspectives to our work. So that we can more closely reflect UK society, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups including Black, Asian and people with other ethnically diverse backgrounds, those with a disability or long-term health condition and people returning to work after a career break.
We also understand the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance, so all of our roles are open to flexible working and, in many cases, remote-working too. We ask only that you work with us to find an arrangement that meets our sports and business needs and enables you to perform the role in full, in a way that works for both of us.