Head of Sports Science and Sports Medicine - World Class Swimming Programme

Organisation British Swimming

Location To be agreed

Hours of Work Full time, All Hours

Salary & Benefits £60,000-£75,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Closing Date 06 February


The World Class Swimming Programme, one of the five aquatic disciplines, within British Swimming is seeking a successful leader to strategically manage the Sports Science and Sports Medicine (SSSM) programme.

As part of the senior management team, the post-holder will lead the development of the Olympic cycle plan for SSSM. Working collaboratively with programme and coaching staff, the post-holder will also identify and develop appropriate research and innovations which bring performance benefits to improve the medal potential of the World Class Swimming Programme in Tokyo and beyond.

The successful candidate will already be a high-achiever, having developed and managed an effective SSSM programme with exceptional standards of support, which has had a proven impact for an international sport. Previous experience of developing successful coach-SSSM collaborative relationships in order to maximise the quality of individual athlete planning will be a clear asset. Other desirable attributes for the position include experience of swimming at elite level.

The post requires broad knowledge of all the disciplines of SSSM as well as excellent, allround leadership and management skills. An aptitude for analysing and translating performance data into sports science innovations which make a performance difference will be essential.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated exceptional interpersonal skills which he/she has used to present compelling cases to gain coach and athlete 'buy in.' An ability to create inspiring and positively challenging environments, which stimulate coaching debate and discussion, will also be critical to the success of the remit.

Other desirable attributes include a strong desire to excel and the ability to set effective “stretch goals” for personal and SSSM programme accomplishment.

If you feel you have compatible experience and the appropriate skill-set for this position, then we would like to hear from you. A DBS check will be taken up as part of this employment.

Please contact, bshrdepartment@swimming.org for a full application pack or download it from our website www.britishswimming.org

British Swimming is an equal opportunities employer and a holder of the Equality Standard at Foundation, Preliminary, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

Closing date: Wednesday 6th February at 12.00pm

Interviews will be held on 19th February 2019

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