English Institute of Sport - Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach - GB Diving

Hours of WorkFull Time
Salary & BenefitsSalary: £37,732 - £41,560 p.a.
Closing Date13 Sep

Job Description



Salary Scales:

£37,732 – £41,560 p.a.


Grade: Level 3 (All Sciences)


Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve a minimum of 37.5 hours per week and may include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays.


Location: The normal base of work would be at an EIS hub with visits to and delivery as required at British Diving's performance centres (London, Sheffield, Leeds).


You will however, be required to travel to and work at other locations regularly, to satisfy the requirements of the position.




This role will involve the delivery, management and development of the strength and conditioning service to GB Diving World Class Programme.  The successful candidate will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to create a world-class high-performance training environment.




Work with the identified NGB staff and HOPS and regional Strength and Conditioning technical lead to improve performance through developing, implementing and evaluating strength and conditioning programmes – in conjunction with technical training and supplementary physical conditioning - that reflect scientific principles as they relate to adaptation, periodisation, peaking, tapering and injury rehabilitation.


  • Develop in depth understanding of Diving, primarily focused on the physical demands placed on the athletes both through sport technical practice and complimentary physical training methodologies in place (e.g. acrobatics and plyometrics)
  • Ensure that the delivery of the strength and conditioning service effectively meets its commitments to athletes, coaches and the National Governing Bodies performance and training objectives
  • Work with coaches and support staff to deliver an interdisciplinary approach to performance development
  • Monitor and assess physical status with this including adaptation of required physical qualities as well as the adaptive stimulus that the sport technical training and specific supplementary physical conditioning offers.
  • Support and inform the athlete health strategy across the network in conjunction with the Lead Physiotherapist.
  • Where appropriate identify and facilitate appropriate communication methods, including workshops, to inform and educate athletes, coaches, staff and Senior Leaders within the NGBs network in the effective use of strength and conditioning
  • Maintain a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with athletes and coaches, develop and support the database for physical testing and monitoring.
  • Support and develop systems to understand training load of athletes.
  • Support the development and delivery of Pathway (Confirmation level) S&C strategy
  • 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
  • This role will involve the management and supervision of the work of other strength and conditioning service providers, including the setting of robust and challenging objectives and the regular monitoring of performance
  • 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 HCSI Code of Conduct, standards and guidelines and where appropriate, the EIS host agency


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Interview DateInterview Date: Monday, 27 September 2021