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Performance Analyst (Working with British Para Table Tennis)

  • Location: West Midlands
  • Organisation: English Institute of Sport
  • Salary: £26,794 - £28,438 per annum, pro rata.
  • Contract: Temporary, part-time
  • Closing Date: 11 June 2021 | Coaching & Sports Development

This role will provide the delivery and development of Performance Analysis to the athletes and team on the British Para Table Tennis World Class Programme. British Para Table Tennis supports up to 19 athletes on their World Class Programme, including Paralympic, World and European Champions as well as those training for future medal winning success. The PA role is an exciting new addition to the current performance support team and will involve working as part of a multi-disciplinary team of support staff and coaches, bringing a new perspective to enhance the world-class high performance training environment in preparation for major competitions.

The post holder will contribute to the achievement of the aims and objectives of the English Institute of Sport through:

  • Providing world leading performance analysis services that are aligned to the ‘what it takes to win’ (WITTW) model within the sport.
  • The delivery and development of performance analysis services for World Class Programme athletes in British Para Table Tennis.
  • The delivery of performance analysis services from identified locations and at training venues and camps around the country and abroad.

To note; the majority of service delivery will be based in Sheffield EIS where the programme centralises and hosts monthly performance camps. Overseas travel may involve support at up to 2 competitions per annum.

  • Working with the Sheffield team and other site network points to create a world-class high performance training environment.
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering services to athletes and coaches.

Main Tasks and Activities

Work with The Head of Performance Support (HoPS), the EIS technical interface and identified NGB staff to develop and deliver world leading performance analysis services to the British Paralympic Table Tennis programme.

  • Use objective data and information across the performance data cycle to enhance the coaching process, impact performance decisions and improve athlete’s performance.
  • Capture, prepare and analyse data and video pre, during and post training and competition. Please note the role will require a commitment to the demands of ‘front line’ delivery including potential travel to major international competitions and / or managing ‘live’ competition streaming services from home site.
  • Consistently produce effective and compelling analytical insights that can be maximised by the coaches and athletes.
  • Manage and develop comprehensive performance databases (video & data).
  • 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. 
  • Work as part of the performance support team, contributing, refining and aligning to the What It Takes To Win model and individual athlete plans.
  • Align to the culture and values of the British Para Table Tennis WCP.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of Paralympic classification specific trends and the impact upon service delivery.
  • Work collaboratively within the EIS, with external partners and UK Sport to meet the needs of performance and amplify the impact of performance analysis support.
  • Work within the rules of the relevant governing body’s (e.g. NGB, BOA, EIS) Code of Conduct, standards and guidelines.

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is a broad outline of the potential roles and responsibilities available and is intended to attract performance analysts who are passionate about the application of data and evidence to solve questions in high performance sport.

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. 
  • 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.

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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