Paralympic Chief Medical Officer
This role is comprised of two distinct, but closely related remits:
- EIS Paralympic Chief Medical Officer
- ParalympicsGB Chief Medical Officer
Working in conjunction with the EIS Directors of Medical Services and Athlete Health, Head of Paralympic Performance Support and the British Paralympic Association (BPA) Director of Sport, the post holder will contribute to the achievement of the aims and objectives of the EIS and BPA as follows:
- To support the strategic leadership and development of the EIS Paralympic Performance Support strategy.
- To act as a point of expert opinion for the EIS and BPA in all aspects of Paralympic medical provision and quality assure medical practice within and across EIS/BPA programmes and activities.
- Working in partnership with BPA, to strategically lead the design and provision of medical and health care services for ParalympicsGB core preparation programme up to and including each Paralympic Games (Paris 2024, Milan-Cortina 2026, Los Angeles 2028).
The EIS exists to deliver outstanding performance – impacting support that enables UK High Performance System sports and athletes to excel.
The EIS is the world’s leading provider of Sports Science, Medicine, Technology and Innovation to high performance sport. It is unlike any other organisation in high performance sport, with an unrivalled network of experts in their fields delivering people-first solutions to over 40 Olympic and Paralympic Sports. Established in 2002, and now a wholly owned subsidiary of UK Sport, the EIS has been providing support to Olympic and Paralympic sports for almost 20 years and is now one of the largest organisations in high performance sport globally.
At the EIS we have around 400 high performing and highly motivated staff and work in a complex environment of external stakeholder relationships. The EIS sits in a pivotal role in the UK within high performance sport. On a day to day basis EIS people provide outstanding support services to sports in our elite training centres. It is also at the heart of leading innovation across sport as well as being a key voice in the world of sports science and technical and medical challenges that will face our world of sport over the coming years; mental health, doping, safeguarding, concussion – to name just a few.
The BPA is the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. As such it has the unique mandate from the International Paralympic Committee to select, manage, enter and take the Great Britain team (ParalympicsGB) to a Summer and Winter Paralympic Games. As a world leading NPC, the BPA aspires not only to take a team to the Games but take ‘a best prepared team’ to the Games. To this end, the BPA works tirelessly to put the athlete / team at the forefront of its thinking in providing both mandated services and those which add value to sport specific planning and preparation.
The BPA and EIS have a proud history of providing expert technical support in the delivery of, and preparation for, world leading athlete performances at Paralympic Games. The on-going collaboration provides the opportunity to closely align the processes behind supporting a ‘Best Prepared’ ParalympicsGB for Paris 2024 and beyond by fully utilising the expertise and resource of both organisations.
Key relationships will include EIS Senior teams, BPA Director of Sport, BPA Games Leaderships Group, EIS Head of Paralympic Performance Support, EIS and National Governing Bodies (NGBs) Chief Medical Officers and Athlete Health Leads.
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The deadline for receipt of applications is midnight on Sunday 31 October 2021.