English Institute of Sport - Head of Olympic Performance Support

Location Flexible - based at one of the EIS core sites
Hours of WorkFull Time
Salary & Benefits£53,045 - £72,186 p.a.
Closing Date23 Sep

Job Description

The EIS exists to deliver outstanding performance – impacting support that enables UK High Performance System sports and athletes to excel

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.  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. 

The EIS sits in a pivotal role in the UK within high performance sport, providing outstanding support services to sports in our elite training centres on a day to day basis.  It is the world's leading provider of Sports Science, Medicine, Technology and Innovation to high performance sport with around 400 high performing and highly motivated staff working in a complex environment of external stakeholder relationships.

The EIS's Performance Planning strategy is at the centre of the EIS future strategy and aims to enable all Olympic and Paralympic sports to pursue excellence in performance planning and high-performing team working, that is connected to and highly valued by coaches.  It was through this strategy that 26 Heads of Performance Support (HoPS) were recruited and embedded in sports at the beginning of the Tokyo cycle to have a critical strategic impact on the science and medicine capability of each sport's Senior Leadership Team, and to provide better alignment between What It Takes To Win (WiTTW) and Performance Support team working.

Are you passionate about high performance sport with a deep knowledge of developing performance planning? This role works closely with the equivalent Head of Paralympic Performance Support and plays a key role in the organisational leadership of the HoPS community who are either EIS or National Governing Body (NGB) employed.

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WHY WORK FOR US?! Take a look.... 


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
  • 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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