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Performance Nutritionist (Working with British Diving)

English Institute of Sport (EIS)

The English Institute of Sport, established in May 2002, is an organisation which provides sport science and medical support services to elite athletes through a nationwide network of expertise

20 Jun 2022
Part Time
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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.


British Swimming is recruiting a part-time nutritionist to work within the British Diving World Class Programme. The position will be based in London at the London Aquatics Centre. The role will provide the delivery and development of nutrition support to World Class Programme athletes within Diving. The practitioner will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to create a world class high performance training environment.

Salary Scales: £26,794 p.a. pro rata

Grade: Level 2 (All Sciences)

Hours of Work: 0.2FTE (1 day/wk). Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve a minimum of 7.5 hours per week and will include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays.


London, although the role will require some infrequent element of national travel throughought the British Diving network.

Reporting to: Head of Sport Science and Medicine, British Diving and Head of Physical Performance, British Swimming


Work as part of the British Swimming Nutrition Team (as led by the Head of Physical Performance) and within the wider SSSM and coaching team to support and improve performance through developing, implementing and evaluating nutrition services.

The main roles and responsibilities will be:

  • Develop, implement and monitor innovative and evidence-informed practical nutrition strategies tailored to the needs of the sport and individuals.
  • Actively promote the role of food to enhance performance and health.
  • Produce and distribute reports and feedback to coaching and relevant SSSM staff.
  • Where appropriate, identify and facilitate appropriate communication methods, including workshops, presentations and digital content to inform and educate athletes, coaches and support staff.
  • Integrate into the local multi-disciplinary team to maximise impact and motivate behaviour change.
  • Contribute to and manage project work and/or applied research across the organisation as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain current data collection processes and reporting methods.
  • Support athletes and coaches at camps and competitions (both domestic and international) where appropriate.
  • Assist with the maintenance, quality control and record keeping of nutrition products and equipment across key sites.
  • Ensure that the delivery of nutrition support effectively meets the objectives and commitments to athletes, coaches and British Swimming including responsibility for the delivery of individual athlete planning (IAP) goals for a range of identified athletes.
  • Work with the other members of the British Swimming Nutrition Team to ensure consistency and alignment of language, resources and prioritisation.
  • Work with the Head of Physical Performance, coaches and key support staff to determine appropriate methods of implementing the overall programme of nutrition service - including strategic support, educational programmes, individual consultations, and group sessions as required.
  • Adopt an agile approach to work in which support may be required to multiple athletes and coaches across different sites within the same day.
  • Work within the rules of professional confidentiality, the SENr Code of Conduct and where appropriate, the EIS host agency.
  • Maintain a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with athletes and coaches, including detailed records of work done with individual athletes.
  • Advocate and protect Clean Sport through the promotion of UKAD messaging, continuous professional development in anti-doping and fostering a positive athlete and coach environment to support decision making.
  • Embed equality, diversity and inclusion values and principles in all ways of working and in the delivery of the Performance Planning Strategy.

The full job description and person specification is available to download here

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

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please click 'Apply Now' to begin the online application process

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.

Additional Information

Part Time
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine
Salary information
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