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Performance Nutritionist (working with British Cycling)

  • Location: West Midlands
  • Organisation: English Institute of Sport
  • Salary: £26,794 p.a.
  • Closing Date: 09 May 2021 | Coaching & Sports Development

Why work with British Cycling?

British Cycling is one of the world’s most successful sports governing bodies. From winning Olympic and Paralympic gold medals to inspiring almost two million people to ride their bikes regularly, we are committed to making cycling the number one sport and activity of choice in Britain.

British Cycling is considered the best in The World in international competition. Current standings at Olympic and Paralympic level mean that we require the very best support in all areas. To ensure we remain world leaders in our sport, it is essential that we provide our athletes and coaches with support that is fully aligned to the performance objectives and values of the team.

Role Summary

This role will provide the delivery and development of nutritional support to Olympic and Paralympic World Class programme riders. The role will aim to provide nutrition support to targeted riders in order to:

  • maximise their training availability;
  • maximise their adaptation to training;
  • optimise their preparation for elite competition to increase their probability of success;
  • support the development of knowledge and behaviours deemed key for athletic development.

Main Tasks and Activities

Work with the Lead Performance Nutritionist, identified NGB staff and Head of Performance Support to improve performance through developing, implementing and evaluating of nutritional services.

  • Work with the Lead nutritionist to ensure that the delivery of nutrition support effectively meets the performance objectives of athletes, coaches and British Cycling.
  • Develop, implement and monitor innovative and evidence based practical nutrition strategies tailored to the individual performance plans for British Cycling.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to support riders performance plans.
  • Lead the day-to-day provision of nutrition services to all targeted riders during training sessions, camps and competitions as required.
  • Work with coaches and support staff in determining appropriate methods of implementing the overall programme of nutrition service; including strategic support, educational programmes, individual consultations and group sessions as required.
  • Undertake innovative projects where needed which support the performance plans of British Cycling.
  • Maintain effective relationships with identified British Cycling nutrition suppliers, always complying with the British Cycling supplement policy.
  • Work within the rules of professional confidentiality, liaise with athletes, primary care managers, parents, coaches and other support staff as appropriate within the rules of the SENr Code of Conduct, standards and guidelines and where appropriate, the EIS host agency.
  • Maintain a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with athletes and coaches, including detailed records of work done with individual athletes.
  • Support continuous professional development in anti-doping, i.e. UKAD Accredited Advisor Certification.

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 9 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.

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