EIS- Head of Performance Support (Archery GB)

LocationLilleshall
Hours of WorkPart Time
Salary & Benefits£53,045 - £61,247 p.a, pro rata
Closing Date01 Dec

Job Description

ROLE SUMMARY  

The Head of Performance Support (HoPS) role for Archery GB will be required to provide the leadership of performance support services and individual athlete planning within the Performance Archery World Class Programme (WCP). Working with Archery GB to deliver world leading performance support to WCP athletes, the successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate they have highly effective leadership, management and performance planning skills in order to be able to: 

  • Lead a Performance Support Team of practitioners and consultants with the objective of optimising their positive impact on performance. 

  • Ensure that performance support services achieve maximum impact and are fully aligned to all activity across the WCP through embedded Performance Planning and Athlete Development Plans.  

  • Effectively manage performance projects, including the relationships with external stakeholders, to ensure that activity is connected and aligned to the Archery GB's performance plans.  

BACKGROUND 

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.  

Archery GB 

Archery GB is the largest National Governing Body for the sport of archery in the United Kingdom. Archery GB is responsible for all levels of archery within the UK from elite to development level and supports over 40,000 members. 

With the support and ongoing investment from UK Sport, Archery GB is embarking on a new chapter in the programme's evolution as it looks to build on the success and experience of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.  

As part of a new Performance Management Team, the Head of Performance Support role will be a key driver in supporting the alignment of the Performance Archery programmes across the Olympic and Paralympic categories and Pathway programme.  

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES 

Performance Support Leadership 

  1. As part of the WCP Performance Management Team (PMT), maintain and develop strong relationships with the Performance Director, Performance Archery Coaches, Performance Programmes Manager and Performance Operations Manager. 

  1. In conjunction with the Performance Programmes Manager, lead the development and evolution of performance planning processes within the WCP.  

  1. Provide leadership of performance support services to the WCP including accountability for line management and development of performance support practitioners.  

  1. Ensure an accountable and responsive performance impact of the Performance Support Team through facilitation of world class performance planning and alignment to Performance Coaching.  

  1. In partnership with the Performance Director lead the culture planning and evolution of the WCP. 

  1. Conduct technical planning meetings with the Performance Support Team to identify the priority performance support plans which capture how the objectives and outcomes of performance support will align to performance. 

  1. Provide a real time feedback loop to the leadership, coaching and performance teams on operational delivery and how it is helping support athlete and sport plans. 

  1. Lead and co-ordinate performance projects, ensuring that the work and activity is aligned to Archery GB's performance plans, including budget management and reporting. 

  1. Develop and manage external relationships (e.g Performance Innovation, Athlete Health, Performance Data), and ensure that activity is connected and aligned to the sports performance plans. 

  1. Lead point of contact between NGB-EIS services (e.g Technical Leads, Operations,) in relation to the development of SSSM staff and operational management of appropriate EIS sites and services. 

  1. Reflect the professional codes of conduct of sports science and sports medicine and ensure that this is respected and adhered to in order to keep the athlete's health and welfare at the centre of concern in all aspects of training and competition. 

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive.  It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation.  

PERSON SPECIFICATION –  

HEAD OF PERFORMANCE SUPPORT 

COMPETENCY AREA 

ESSENTIAL/ DESIRABLE 

ASSESSED BY 

Qualifications 

 

 

 

A post-graduate qualification or equivalent experience in Sport Science and Performance related to Physiology, Strength and Conditioning, Elite Athlete Preparation or Coaching 

Essential 

Application 

Experience 

 

 

 

Experience of strategic planning and the delivery and monitoring of SMART objectives in a HP environment 

Essential 

Application 

Comprehensive experience of collaborating with high performance coaches to support and accelerate individual performance  

Essential 

Interview 

Application 

Wide experience of the scientific methods of researching and developing monitoring and evaluation protocols in HP sport and their practical applications to training and competition 

Essential 

Interview 

Extensive and in-depth understanding of performance planning for high performing technical/tactical Sports 

Essential 

Interview 

The ability to inspire and lead a decentralised team of specialists and/or practitioners, aligning them athlete needs and performance outcome 

Essential 

Interview 

A broad understanding of all aspects of technical performance solutions (coaching, science, medicine and technology) 

Essential 

Interview 

Knowledge 

 

 

 

Able to demonstrate management and leadership skills and evidence decision making and critical thinking 

Essential 

Interview 

A comprehensive understanding of the medical and scientific support needs of high-performance athletes  

Essential 

Interview 

Knowledge of the performance support requirements of Para athletes, including classification 

Desirable 

Interview 

Skills and abilities 

 

 

 

Excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills 

Essential 

Interview 

Able to manage a high-pressure workload and those of colleagues and to work and thrive in the high-performance environment 

Essential 

Interview 

Proven ability to lead and work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary support team 

Essential 

Interview 

Ability to work under pressure and prioritise workloads 

Essential 

Interview 

Ability to work with others with wide ranging views to solve constructively multi-dimensional problems 

Essential 

Interview 

Adept at managing change 

Essential 

Interview 

A team player with an open and consultative style and optimistic approach 

Essential 

Interview 

Other considerations 

 

 

An understanding and commitment to equal opportunities in employment and sport 

Essential 

Interview 

An understanding of individual responsibility in complying with the Health and Safety policies and arrangements of the EIS and all relevant partners 

Essential 

Interview 

Ability to work irregular and unsocial hours as required involving work outside normal office hours, at evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays 

Essential 

Interview 

This role does not require a DBS check 

This job description should be seen as enabling rather than restrictive and will be subject to regular review 

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Interview DateFriday, 10 December 2021