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Senior Physiologist (working with the Great Britain Cycling Team)

The English Institute of Sport (EIS)

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

22 Jun 2022
Full Time
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

The English Institute of Sport (EIS):

The EIS purpose is to deliver outstanding performance 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 a subsidiary of UK Sport, we have 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.

We have around 400 high performing and motivated staff and operate 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 our people provide outstanding support services to sports at our elite training centres. We are 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.

Role Summary

This role will have a specialism in endurance physiology and will manage the delivery and development of physiological support for World Class Programme athletes in the Great Britain Cycling Team (GBCT) as part of the ‘Physical Preparation’ theme of performance support. The successful individual will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to create a world-class high-performance training environment at British Cycling across Olympic and Paralympic Disciplines.

Hours of Work

Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve a minimum of 37 hours per week and may include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays.

Main tasks and activities

Work with the British Cycling Head of Performance Support, British Cycling Training Science Lead and EIS Physiology Technical Lead to improve performance through developing, implementing, and evaluating physiological services.

  • Under the supervision of the GBCT Training Science Lead, develop and manage physiological support with a predominant (but not exclusive) focus on endurance disciplines across Olympic and Paralympic programmes.
  • Ensure athletes are in receipt of leading-edge physiology services appropriate to the objectives of the elite athletes and coaches on the British Cycling programme.
  • Work with the multidisciplinary team at British Cycling and the EIS to develop a thorough understanding of the physical demands of cycling events in the context of required performance targets across all disciplines.
  • Establish robust physiological testing protocols to monitor athlete progression and assess the effectiveness of acute interventions and training design.
  • Provide objective data and information from physiological monitoring to support informed decision making on training design and athlete progression.
  • Collaborate with the Data and Insight team to develop accessible dashboards that illustrate how athletes are progressing.
  • Support the targeted development and implementation of strategies aiming to augment training stimuli.
  • Support the development and implementation of in-competition strategies for performance enhancement.
  • Ensure that the delivery of the physiological service effectively meets its commitments to athletes, coaches, and National Governing Bodies
  • Lead workshops and other events designed to inform and educate practitioners, athletes, coaches, and Performance Directors in how physiology can be impactful.
  • Maintain a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with athletes and coaches.
  • Deliver physiological support at training venues, camps, and competitions around the UK and abroad.
  • Lead and supervise project work or applied research across the organisation as appropriate.
  • Engage with and support continuous professional development in antidoping, i.e. UKAD Accredited Advisor Certification.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of Athlete Support Personnel roles and responsibilities under the current World Anti-Doping Code

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

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.

How to apply

Please click "Apply Now” to begin the online application process before the 5th of July 2022.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine
Salary information
from £ 37,732

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