English Institute of Sport - Chief Medical Officer (working with British Sailing)

LocationRYA Weymouth
Hours of Work Part Time
Salary & Benefits £87,496 - £101,167 p.a. pro rata
Closing Date08 Dec

Job Description


The post holder will provide sports medicine services to the RYA as part of the World Class Performance Programme, contributing to the achievement of the aims and objectives of the British Sailing Team through:

Directly responsible for:

  • Strategically leading Sports Medicine services for The British Sailing Team
  • Design, implement and be accountable to processes that ensure standards of medical care are maintained and improved that support athlete health, wellbeing and performance
  • Work alongside NGB Senior Leadership team to provide expert medical advice problem solve and provide solutions to the WCP 
  • Subject to Performance support discussions, provide medical services to the British Sailing Team at Olympic Games.

Shared responsibility for (alongside Head of Performance Support and Lead Physiotherapist):

  • Developing, implementing and coordinating medical services for World Class Programme athletes at training venues and camps around the country and overseas as appropriate
  • Implementation and overseeing of medical policy that communicates best practice operations
  • Working as part of an inter-disciplinary team delivering services to elite athletes and coaches that support an individual's ability to engage in World Class high performance competition and training. 


  • Desire to embed yourself in a high support, high challenge Performance team 
  • Have a passion for your role within high performance environment and enjoy the Olympic journey
  • Enjoy working in an agile, and/or innovate way 

Why work with the British Sailing Team?

The British Sailing Team (BST) are the most successful national Olympic sailing team of all time. Our athletes compete in all ten Olympic classes, flying the flag for Great Britain at regattas all over the world. Team GB currently tops the all-time Olympic sailing medal table – and our goal is to #RuleTheWaves at Paris and beyond.

The British Sailing Sports Science and Medicine Team (SSSM) vision is to embed SSSM into sailing performance by optimising the human component of sailing, while ensuring the wellbeing and personal development of staff and sailors, with ethically excellent leadership. The British Sailing SSSM team prides itself in supporting the Sailing World Class Programme (WCP) with expertise, passion and a commitment to excellence; providing a World-Class high-performance environment for sailors and practitioners to develop and thrive. 

Our integrated team is values led, supportive, comfortable with challenge, passionate about performance, relentless in the pursuit of progress and have a lot of fun together.  

In addition, the British Sailing SSSM team and the EIS strongly believe and invest in practitioner development. There is a dedicated Practitioner support role within the British Sailing Team, and they work alongside an English Institute of Sport (EIS) technical lead to provide world class technical and non-technical practitioner development. 

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.

Apply here now: Chief Medical Officer (working with British Sailing) - English Institute of Sport (current-vacancies.com)

Interview DateInterview Date: Friday, 17 December 2021