English Institute of Sport - Performance Support Lead (GB Para-badminton)

Location Sheffield
Hours of WorkPart Time
Salary & Benefits£45,389-£55,778 p.a pro-rata
Closing Date07 Feb

Job Description

The English Institute of Sport (EIS)

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.   

GB Para-badminton

The GB Para-badminton programme has been in existence for only a relatively short period of time, becoming a World Class funded programme in April 2018. Initially this programme supported 4 players for their qualification and competition at the inaugural Para-badminton competition at the Tokyo Paralympics. Success was achieved with silver medal at SL6 and Bronze at SH6.

As the programme moves forward towards Paris and beyond the appointment of the Performance Support Lead will be integral in shaping the programme as it moves forward and inform the shaping of the new pathway in how it is to be delivered to provide a seamless transition into the World Class Programme.


  • To lead and influence the impact of performance support in GB Para-badminton.
  • To work with GB Para-badminton to deliver world leading performance support to World Class Programme (WCP) athletes.
  • To co-ordinate the performance support team (PST) to deliver and develop support services to positively impact on performance (What It Takes To Win - WITTW) and athlete development.
  • To ensure PST learning and development is aligned to the sports performance plan.
  • To ensure performance support services are embedded and aligned to coaching programmes and in the wider activity of the WCP to enable maximum impact on performance and culture.

Please note this role is being advertised alongside the role of Head of Performance Support / Senior Physiotherapist for the GB Badminton Olympic World Class programme. The EIS and GB Badminton also welcome expressions of interest to combine Performance Support Leadership roles across both Olympic and Paralympic Programmes. This would be up to a 0.5 FTE Performance Support Leadership role and would not require a Physiotherapy background or qualification.

For further information please contact Tom Paulson (tom.paulson@eis2win.co.uk)

KEY RELATIONSHIPS – will include:

  • GB and England Para Badminton Lead
  • Performance Support Team
  • Coaching Team
  • Performance Director
  • EIS Head of Paralympic Performance Support
  • EIS Senior Leadership Team and Technical Leads



  1. As a contributor to the WCP senior leadership team (SLT), maintain and develop strong relationships with the Head Coach, Performance Director and wider programme team and bring insight, knowledge and challenge to the WCP.
  2. Co-ordinate the delivery of performance support services within the WCP, including ensuring appropriate line management of all performance support staff.
  3. Embed and align EIS and external practitioner delivery within the WCP as part of an interdisciplinary PST.
  4. Provide a real time feedback loop to the WCP leadership, coaching and performance teams on operational delivery and how it is helping support athlete and sport plans.
  5. Ensure the continuation of accountable, responsive and integrated performance impact through the implementation of the current WITTW/Performance plans.


  1. Be responsible for co-ordinating the performance management, learning and development of the PST.
  2. Liaise with appropriate EIS Technical Leads, Operations staff and EIS Services (Finance and Human Resources) in relation to the development of the PST and operational management of appropriate EIS sites and services.
  3. Communicate sports performance plans and priorities to the network of stakeholders who work in support of the WCP to ensure maximum impact on athlete health and performance e.g. Athlete Health consultants, Performance Innovation consultants. 
  4. Engage in appropriate leadership development based on their own development needs.  
  5. 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.

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 DateMonday, 21 February 2022