BIS008.17 - Performance Psychologist (working with British Shooting)

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Posted: 13/01/2017 15:36
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £28,617 - £32,259 p.a.
Location: Bisham
Level: Practitioner
Deadline: 01/02/2017 09:00
Hours: 37 hours
Benefits: 29 days annual leave, career average pension scheme
Job Type: Permanent

JOB DESCRIPTION – PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGIST (working with British Shooting)

Interview Date: 14th February 2017

Salary Scales: £28,617 - £32,259 p.a.

Grade: Level 2i – 2i spine (Psychology)

Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve a minimum of 37 hours per week with delivery split 0.8 (Olympic Shooting) and 0.2 (Paralympic Shooting). This post will include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays.

Location: Based at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre. National travel will also be required to various locations including Nuthampstead, Doveridge, Stoke Mandeville and Cardiff. Disability Shooting is based at Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury. The EIS may from time to time require you to travel to and work at other regional and national offices and overseas for prolonged periods

ROLE SUMMARY

Working across British Shooting’s Great Britain Academy and Paralympic World Class Programmes, the psychologist will work closely with the Performance Directors, Head of Performance Support, Coaching Team, Lead Psychologist and multidisciplinary team to deliver psychological provision within the sports.

MAIN TASKS AND ACTIVITIES

The post holder will contribute to the achievement of the aims and objectives of the English Institute of Sport through:

  • Delivering individual and group psychological support sessions across the Great Britain Academy Programme (Olympic Shooting) and Paralympic Shooting World Class Programme
  • Delivering psychological support from identified domestic and international locations in both training and competition context.
  • Working with/via the coaching team throughout the pathway to deliver pressure training education and interventions alongside specific psychological skills training
  • Leading their environment and taking an active role in developing the performance culture as we build the ‘British Shooting way’
  • Ensure that the delivery of the psychology service effectively meets its commitments to athletes, coaches and National Governing Bodies including appropriate training objectives.
  • Produce clear and measurable objectives that are regularly reviewed with the athletes, coaching team and head of performance support
  • Identify and facilitate appropriate communication methods, (including workshops), to inform and educate athletes, coaches and managers in the effective use of psychological support and psychological skills training
  • Maintain a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with athletes and coaches
  • Manage project work or applied research across the organisation as appropriate.
  • Where appropriate, attend, contribute to and provide regular reports at appropriate meetings associated with the programme and to key stakeholders including other EIS colleagues and NGB staff
  • Design and deliver, in collaboration with the Psychology team, multidisciplinary team and coaching staff, a pressure training programme to enable our athletes to deliver when it matters
  • To work alongside the project team to develop Paralympic Shooting’s performance suite and deliver a pressure training programme
  • Support the transition of athletes between shooting disciplines
  • Work within the rules of the UK Professional Code of Conduct, standards and guidelines and, where appropriate, the EIS host agency
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties for National Directors, Heads of Service and other colleagues as requested
  • Participate in ad hoc projects and or applied research across the organisation as appropriate
  • Attend meetings and workshops, training courses and visiting sites on occasion and as appropriate
  • Any other duties as may be requested

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation.

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PERSON SPECIFICATION - PSYCHOLOGIST LEVEL 2

 

COMPETENCY AREA

ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE

ASSESSED BY

Qualifications

   

PhD or Masters (or equivalent) in Psychology or Sport Science

Essential

Sight of certificates

British Psychological Society Chartered Status or BASES Support Accredited (or equivalent)

Essential

Sight of certificate

Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Essential

Sight of accreditation

Experience

 

 

Significant experience in the provision of proactive psychological support to athletes and coaches to improve performance.  This should include work with national teams and their athletes.

Essential

Application

Interview

Experience of developing and implementing innovative ideas and putting them into practice, including working in an applied and integrated manner

Essential

Application Interview

Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of psychological support to high performance sport

Essential

Application

Interview

Demonstrated ability to analyse a range of sports in relation to their psychological needs. To develop, implement and evaluate psychological programmes for individual athletes within these sports

Essential

Practical task Interview

Experience of and ability to modify psychological support programmes according to the results of assessment data, in conjunction with coaches and other support staff

Essential

Application

Interview

Experience of designing and implementing pressure training interventions

Essential

Application

Interview

Experience of dealing with national performance programmes within National Governing Bodies of sport

Desirable

Application

Interview

Have travelled with a team to major international competition at senior or junior level (eg. Olympic or Paralympic Games, World or European Championships or Commonwealth Games)

Desirable

Application

Interview

Experience of strategic planning, implementation and monitoring of psychological support to high performance athletes

Desirable

Application

Interview

Experience of coaching

Desirable

Application Interview

Knowledge and Skills

 

 

An understanding of the needs of elite athletes and coaches in a high performance environment

Essential

Interview

Ability to proactively build high performance relationships with a variety of stakeholders

Essential

Interview

An understanding of various sports science and sports medicine disciplines

Essential

Interview

Ability to scientifically validate the methodology of test protocols and data and other relevant scientific data

Essential

Interview

Excellent presentation and communication skills that can motivate behavioural change to have a positive impact on performance

Essential

Practical task

Interview

Ability to communicate complex data in terms that are easily understood by a wide range of audiences

Essential

Practical task

Interview

An interest in sport and recognition of the importance of promoting and supporting equality, safeguarding and anti-doping within sport

Essential

Interview

Ability to supervise athlete-testing protocols

Desirable

Interview

Skilled in building and maintaining productive relationships with high performance staff within national governing bodies of sport

Desirable

Interview

Can demonstrate knowledge and awareness of Athlete Support Personnel roles and responsibilities under the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code

Desirable

Interview

Having the willingness to engage with and support continuous professional development in anti-doping, i.e. UKAD Accredited Advisor Certification

Desirable

Interview

Other considerations

 

 

Ability to work irregular and unsocial hours as required involving work outside normal office hours, at evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays which may include overnight stays

Essential

Application form/Interview

Ability to travel abroad as required

Essential

Application form/Interview

Full UK/EU driving license

Essential

Application form

May be required to work with athletes under 18 (DBS check required)

Yes

 

For this level of role we would expect the individual to have more than three years’ experience in elite sport, although this does not preclude applicants without this from applying if they feel they have the necessary knowledge and skills.

There is a practical task and assessment process involved in the selection of this role at interview. Further details will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:

APPLICATION

Please apply by:

  1. Sending a copy of your CV along with a covering letter outlining why you believe you are the right person for this role

  2. Produce a simple, 3 minute video providing an insight into a time when you have had to devise and deliver a creative solution to a problem. What was the problem, how did you arrive at the point of action and what was the outcome?

Please upload your CV and covering letter onto the EIS web platform. Once you have submitted your documents you will receive an email with a instructions regarding where to upload your video. Please note that this video is compulsory for those applying for this role.

SECONDMENTS

If you are interested in applying for this post on a secondment basis, please indicate this clearly on your application form.  Details of secondments will then be discussed with individuals

SELECTION

Short listing will take place as soon as possible following the closing date. Please could you indicate clearly on your application a telephone number where you can be contacted during office hours (i.e. 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday). You should presume that you have not been successful if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date.

Whilst provisional dates have been set for the recruitment and selection timetable, we may need to be flexible in varying the dates and possibly location of interviews to take account of the individual requirements of candidates and specifically those travelling from overseas.

It is likely that the selection arrangements will only be confirmed following short listing when the requirements of candidates being called to interview can be more clearly assessed.  However it is intended to hold interviews for this post on TBC

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

The English Institute of Sport is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity in all fields.  As an equal opportunities employer, the EIS intends that no job applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of gender, gender re-assignment, marital or family status, age, disability, ethnic origin, creed, sexual orientation, Trade Union membership, or by any other condition or requirement which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE ENGLISH INSTITUTE OF SPORT

If you would like further information on the English Institute of Sport please refer to the EIS website www.eis2win.co.uk  

 

 

 



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