English Institute of Sport - Performance Psychologist Technical Lead

Hours of WorkPermanent Position Type: Part Time
Salary & Benefits: £37,732 to £45,389 per annum, pro-rata
Closing Date09 Feb

Job Description

Role Overview:


The Technical Lead (TL) role is unique within the EIS and High-Performance System (HPS) and revolves around four key areas of support to people, disciplines, sports and the wider HPS. Technical Leads form part of the leadership team for each discipline and are part of the wider Human Performance directorate in the EIS. Technical leads contribute towards performance planning, inter-disciplinary solutions, contributing to the performance of practitioners, the sports we service and their athletes.


The day-to-day activities of a TL might include 1:1 mentoring sessions with practitioners, designing and delivering learning opportunities, supervising and quality assuring practice, supporting sports with recruitment, utilising technical expertise to work with practitioners and sports to solve performance problems, supervising research, project work, and contributing to strategy development.



What do EIS Technical Leads enjoy about the role?


“Developing practitioners! – seeing people flourish and the challenge of helping people grow”

“Being able to utilise the meaningful expertise & experience gathered over the years and give something back to others”

“Balance between satisfaction in practitioner development & discipline progression & system contribution”

“Enabling service delivery by connecting the wider network to support athletes & the sports to excel”

“Navigating the diversity and challenge of the role. Every part of the job takes a different path”

Salary scale: £37,732 to £45,389 per annum, pro-rata

Grade: Level 3 (Psychology)

Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This role will involve an average of 15 hours per week (0.4 FTE) and will typically include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays

Location: Sheffield/Negotiable

Key Responsibilities

A Technical Lead (TL) will form a key part of the leadership team for their discipline and will work with practitioners and the Head of Performance Support in a sport(s) on a regular basis. Below are the 3 key areas that form the Technical Lead roles and responsibilities:

TL's Drive:

  • Governance, standards & integrity of the discipline
  • Technical development & progression of practitioners
  • Strategic direction of each discipline & the organisation for the good of the system
  • Research, Innovation & intelligence

TL's Develop:

  • Expertise & knowledge to enhance the impact of the UK High Performance system
  • Practitioners holistically
  • Connection across the network to harness the collective power of the system
  • Relationships & partnerships with practitioner, sports, institutions & stakeholders

TL's Support:

  • Development, safeguarding & welfare of all practitioners
  • Organisational knowledge & intelligence effort
  • Sports to perform at their optimum
  • System culture of performance and progress

In order to deliver the roles and responsibilities, TL's need to focus on developing self:

  • Personal development of self-awareness, insight and emotional intelligence
  • Learn & optimise development skills of others - coaching, mentorship and supervision
  • Learn & execute behavioural change methods and strategies to facilitate others
  • Mental Health and cultural diversity awareness

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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Interview DateWednesday, 16 February 2022