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Lead Sports Psychologist (British Gymnastics)

English Institute of Sport (EIS)

Improving sporting performance through science, medicine, technology and engineering. The EIS delivers outstanding support that enables sports and athletes to excel.

8 Nov 2022
Part Time
Closing date
1 Dec 2022

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The role will hold responsibilities for developing and implementing sport psychology strategy systemically, navigating the interplay between teams and individuals to create impact across the athlete/coach, team, environment, culture, and system. For British Gymnastics, supporting both the coach and gymnast, specifically the interface between the two, is an overt priority as the sport targets a culture of shared ownership of performance.

The role necessitates the experience and capability to address the specific developmental and performance needs of individuals, the effectiveness of performance relationships (including deescalating conflict) and working alongside senior leadership to lead an ethical performance culture. The breadth of the role requires the daily and cyclical management of multiple and interacting relational boundaries through the demonstration of positive ethical qualities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the assessment of psychological needs, delivery, and monitoring of support for athletes, coaches, and staff across a variety of learning modalities within training and competition settings.
  • Responsible for development and delivery of sport psychology strategy and policies across the WCP. This may include leadership of a team of psychologists.
  • Advise Performance Leadership to psychologically inform programme planning decisions, systems, processes, initiatives, ethical deliberations, and communication strategies across the WCP.
  • Responsible for psychological contribution to multi-disciplinary individual athlete development plans whilst supporting athletes to have a leading role in their creation.
  • Responsible for supporting coaches to align periodized psychological development with performance plans and training sessions.
  • Lead team formulation sessions with the performance support team.
  • Collaborate with Performance Lifestyle and Chief Medical officer on psycho- social approaches to development across WCP.
  • Inform coach development strategies in collaboration with Coach development officer.
  • Responsible for the alignment of sport psychology strategy with the development and implementation of the mental health strategy. This could include education screening, referrals, and support plans
  • Lead on a specific area of expertise across the EIS high-performance community through collaboration and the sharing of knowledge, experience, and expertise.
  • Connect with the psychology team on EIS psychology delivery model principles, products, and methods.
  • Domestic and/or international travel to camps and competitions as identified in the delivery strategy.

Are you…

  • Experienced in leveraging support when needed?
  • Highly motivated with a passion for high performance sport?
  • Open to embracing change, and calm in the face of new challenges?
  • A collaborative team player?
  • Able to be on-site / in the environment?

Do You…

  • Have personal integrity and the ability to invoke trust and respect from others?
  • Have the ability to quickly build relationships and adapt to work with different personalities?

Can you…

  • Imagine working for a world class organisation
  • See yourself working alongside world class athletes

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At the EIS we aspire to have a workforce that is diverse and representative of all sections of society, not only by characteristic but by thought and perspective. We believe a diverse workforce enables growth and creates a sustainably inclusive workspace for all employees.

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Additional Information

Part Time
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine
Salary information
£55,167 - 58,723

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