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Applied Biomechanist

UK Athletics

UK Athletics is the governing body for the sport of athletics in the United Kingdom. It is responsible for overseeing the governance of athletics events in the UK as well as athletes, their development, and athletics officials.

22 Jun 2022
Full Time
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

UK Athletics is seeking to appoint an Applied Biomechanist to support the delivery and development of applied biomechanics services for World Class Programme athletes at British Athletics. The role will involve working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to enhance the ability to understand and improve performance.

The successful candidate will be required to assist the senior biomechanics consultant in the delivery and development of biomechanics at the British Athletics High Performance Centre in Birmingham, and at other training environments as required, with the aim of ensuring coaches and athletes are able to make informed choices to maximise training and performance.

Support at domestic and international competitions and training camps will also be required.

Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve a minimum of 35 hours per week and may include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays.

Key Responsibilities:

Working closely with the head of performance support, senior biomechanics consultant, Olympic and Paralympic event performance leads and wider performance team, you will:

  • Be an integral part of the British athletics team working with the athletes, coaches, and interdisciplinary services to deliver a world leading service that impacts performance decisions and ultimately improves athletic performance.
  • Provide ‘front line’ biomechanics delivery in both the training and competition environments and support the senior biomechanics consultant through the collection and analysis of key data.
  • Present objective data and information to coaches and athletes in a manner that engages and informs.
  • Assist the senior biomechanics consultant and the data and performance analytics lead in the implementation, delivery, and evaluation targeted biomechanical and technology projects with a focus on the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • Work to continually improve and develop the biomechanics service to ensure that British athletics have a competitive advantage on the international stage.

Required Experience:

  • Experience in the provision of biomechanics support to elite sport athletes and coaches.
  • Experience capturing, analysing and reporting kinematic motion data.
  • Experience capturing, analysing and reporting kinetic data.
  • A verifiable record of working within an inter-disciplinary team in the support to athletes.

Please see the job description for details of the required and desirable experience, knowledge, skills and qualifications.

Applied Biomechanist JD 17.06.22 Final .pdf


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Interviews are likely to be held on the 28 /29 July 2022.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 10 July 2022.

For a confidential discussion or if you have any questions on the role, please contact the UK Athletics HR team at [email protected].

In the result of high volumes of applications, UK Athletics reserves the right to close the vacancy ahead of the stated closing date - please apply early to avoid disappointment. We will endeavour to reply to all applicants but if you do not hear from us with two weeks of the closing date, then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


As the nation’s favourite Olympic and Paralympic Sport. UK Athletics embraces equality, diversity and inclusion both on and off the field of play where everyone can participate, we encourage job applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, religion, belief or sexual orientation.

UK Athletics is a Disability Confident Leader and will guarantee an interview to any candidate with disability who meets the minimum job criteria.

Our core values: Respect, Accountability, Quality, Communication and Integrity are at the heart of everything we do and it is our aim that UK Athletics continues to demonstrate a culture of inclusion to reflect the diversity of the sport.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine
Salary information
£ 25,750 - 29,870

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