NAE117.18 - Head of Physiology (Maternity Cover)

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Posted: 18/12/2018 12:30
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £51,485 - £67,406 p.a pro-rata
Location: Unknown
Level: Senior Practitioner
Deadline: 21/01/2019 09:00
Hours: 18.5
Benefits: 29 days annual leave, career average pension scheme
Job Type: Fixed Term

JOB DESCRIPTION –HEAD OF PHYSIOLOGY – Maternity Cover

Salary Scales: £51,485 - £67,406 p.a. pro rata

Grade: Level 4 (All Sciences)

Hours of Work: Role will be on 18.5 hours (0.5 FTE) job share basis (with Co Head of Physiology Dr Emma Ross).  The current working pattern is Monday, Wednesday and Thursday but can be flexible.

Interview Date: 30th January 2019

Location: The role will need to cover Manchester, Sheffield and Lilleshall EIS sites, so preferably based out of one of those EIS sites, and will require travel across the EIS network when required.

Responsible to: Director of Science and Technical Development

Responsible for: EIS Physiology

Budget responsibilities: Yes

Contract: Minimum of 6 months, dependent on length of maternity leave.  We would consider those looking for secondment opportunities.

PURPOSE OF POST

The role will split into two portfolios of national governing bodies, with joint accountability for the delivery of the Physiology service with individual responsibility for areas of work as outlined.  The role description below outlines where there are joint responsibilities (with Dr Emma Ross), and where it will be specific to this role.

Area of Work

Joint Responsibility

Current Role

Co Head of Physiology (Dr Emma Ross)

Lead and manage the national strategy for the delivery and development of Physiology services, ensuring world leading service provision to athletes and coaches across the network

x

 

 

Ensure the EIS Physiology services meets governance and quality assurance standards across the network, including laboratory accreditation processes and standards.  Also including management of budgets associated consumables.

 

 

x

Lead the development of Physiology practitioners, and manage the Physiology CPD budget.

 

x

 

Lead the strategy for the provision of Performance Science services where roles are a hybrid of disciplines

 

 

x

Act as an external facing figurehead for EIS Physiology

x

 

 

Lead on the Tokyo Environment preparations for the physiology service

 

x

 

Manage and support the Technical Leadership team and practitioners to Develop People, Pioneer Practice and Fast Track Solutions

x

 

 

Contributing to the Heads of Service team, working with the Director of Science and Technical Development and Heads of Service team to deliver the EIS National Technical Development Strategy

 

x

 

 

Ensure the capture, monitoring of performance knowledge arising from Physiology and Performance Science research projects and professional development training across the network 

 

x

 

 

Where needed provide expert opinion to other Directorates within the EIS (e.g. Performance Innovation and Athlete Health).

x

 

 

 

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION – HEAD OF PHYSIOLOGY 

COMPETENCY AREA

ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE

ASSESSED BY

Qualifications

   

A post graduate qualification in Sports Science or a related subject.

Essential

Sight of Certificates

A PhD (or equivalent) in Sport and Exercise Science, or a related subject with experience in the area of preparation and performance of elite athletes

Desirable

Sight of certificates

Experience

   

Significant and wide ranging experience in the provision of physiology and/or Performance Science support to elite athletes and coaches to improve performance.  This experience should include extensive work with national teams and their athletes

Essential

Application

Interview

Demonstrated experience of Leadership of teams.

Essential

Application Interview

Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate physiology programmes for individual elite athletes within these sports.  In particular experience and understanding of training planning, monitoring and adaptation.

Essential

Application

Interview

Experience of directing and supervising applied performance research projects and/or PhD supervision

Desirable

Application

Interview

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

Essential

Application

Interview

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

Desirable

Application

Interview

Personal commitment to knowledge sharing to contribute to solving performance questions.

Essential

Interview

Knowledge and Skills

   

Leadership skills, including the ability to set a compelling vision for a team, which can be communicated to all stakeholders.

Essential

Application Interview

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

Essential

Application Interview

Ability to influence a wide range of stakeholders both internal and external to the EIS

Desirable

Application Interview

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

Essential

Application Interview

Thorough understanding of the various sports science and sports medicine disciplines

Essential

Interview

Ability to scientifically validate and interpret the methodology of test protocols and data

Desirable

Interview

Highly skilled in communicating complex data in terms that are easily understood by a wide range of audiences

Essential

Assessment Interview

Excellent presentation and communication skills that can motivate behavioural change

Essential

Assessment  Interview

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

Essential

Interview

Budget management skills and appreciation of cost effective service delivery

Essential

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 over 10 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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