LOE139.17 - Performance Analyst (working with British Canoe-Slalom)

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Posted: 03/10/2017 12:07
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £18,457 - £23,912 p.a.
Location: Lee Valley White Water Centre
Level: Practitioner
Deadline: 26/10/2017 09:00
Hours: 37 hours
Benefits: 29 days annual leave, career average pension scheme
Job Type: Permanent

 

JOB DESCRIPTION – PERFORMANCE ANALYST (working with British Canoe-Slalom)

Interview Date: 29th November 2017

Salary Scales: £18,457 - £23,912 p.a.

Grade: Level 1 (All Sciences)

Please see British Canoeing Mission Statement here.

Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve a minimum of 36 hours per week and may include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays. The structure of the working pattern for this role may be flexible, further details will be given at interview stage.

Location: The normal place of work is the Lee Valley White Water Centre, however the EIS will from time to time require you to travel to and work at other offices.  The role also involves identified international travel.

ROLE SUMMARY

The role will provide the delivery and development of performance analysis services for World Class Programme athletes, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to create a world class high performance training environment.

MAIN TASKS AND ACTIVITIES

Work with the Senior Lead Performance Analyst, Head Coach & Head of Performance Support, identified NGB & EIS staff to improve performance through developing, implementing and evaluating performance analysis services.

  • Provide competition support as Lead Analyst for the U23 & Junior international season, and domestic races.
  • Support the Senior Lead Performance Analyst at identified competitions, abroad or remotely from the UK.
  • Provide world leading performance analysis services that are aligned to the ‘what it takes to win’ (WITTW)  within the sport.
  • Contribute to performance reports post races and during identified review periods.
  • Maintain, manage and develop comprehensive performance video and Microsoft Access databases.
  • Maintain, manage and develop Performance Analysis competition and training equipment.
  • Provide video support to senior athletes and technical coaches during UK based training sessions.
  • Use objective data and information (video and numerical) to enhance the coaching process.
  • Work with Podium Potential Coaches on bespoke projects for U23 and Junior programme athletes.
  • Contribute to projects aimed to enhance performance at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, 2020.
  • Work within the rules of the relevant governing body’s (eg. NGB, BOA, EIS) Code of Conduct, standards and guidelines
  • Contribute to workshops and other events designed to inform and educate in the effective use of performance analysis services.

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.

PERSON SPECIFICATION – PERFORMANCE ANALYST LEVEL 1

COMPETENCY AREA

ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE

ASSESSED BY

Qualifications

   

Degree (or equivalent) in sports science or related subject, specialising in the area of performance analysis

Essential

Sight of certificates

Higher degree (or equivalent) specialising in the area of performance analysis

Desirable

Sight of certificates

BASES accreditation or equivalent including interdisciplinary accreditation with evidence of significant experience and practice in performance analysis.

Desirable

Sight of accreditation

International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport (ISPAS) accreditation at level 1 (minimum)

Desirable

Sight of accreditation

Experience

   

Experience in the provision of performance analysis support to athletes and coaches to improve performance.

Essential

Application Interview

Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of performance analysis to performance sport

Essential

Interview

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

Essential

Interview

Experience of producing reports and case studies on various hardware and software platforms tailored to impact on athletes and coaches.

Essential

Interview

Experience of applying scientific approaches to performance analysis systems (data validity, user reliability, normative profiling etc)

Essential

Interview

Have travelled with a team to a high performance sporting event

Desirable

Application Interview

Experience in performance profiling, trend analysis, data mining and managing large longitudinal data sets that systematically track, monitor and objectify performance

Desirable

Application Interview

Experience in database design, management and reporting using SQL’s and Macro’s, as well as advanced Excel and VBA skills.

Desirable

Application Interview

Knowledge and skills

   

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

Essential

Interview

An understanding of how performance analysis can be effectively integrated into high performance programmes

Essential

Interview

Knowledge of the performance analysis hardware and software used in the support of elite athletes.  

Essential

Interview

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

Essential

Interview

Appropriate presentation and communication skills

Essential

Interview

Ability to work independently and to solve issues in time pressured environments.

Essential

Application Interview

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

Essential

Application Interview

Awareness of performance programmes within national governing bodies of sport

Desirable

Interview

An awareness of the various sports science and medicine disciplines

Desirable

Interview

Skill in fostering productive relationships with high performance staff within national governing bodies of sport

Desirable

Interview

Direct knowledge and skills with advanced Excel techniques, Microsoft Access and Tableau (or equivalent data analysis/database/visualisation software)

Desirable

Interview

Can demonstrate knowledge and awareness of Athlete Support Personnel roles and responsibilities under the 2016 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

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 between 6 months and 2 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. 

 



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