BIS014.19 - Performance Nutritionist (Working with Great Britain Rowing)

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Posted: 08/02/2019 13:48
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £26,006 - £27,601 p.a pro-rata
Location: Bisham
Level: Practitioner
Deadline: 25/02/2019 09:00
Hours: 7.5
Benefits: 29 days annual leave, career average pension scheme
Job Type: Permanent

JOB DESCRIPTION – PERFORMANCE NUTRITIONIST
(working with the Great Britain Rowing Team)

Salary Scales: £26,006 - £27,601 p.a pro-rata 

Grade: Level 2e – e spine (All Sciences)

Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve a minimum of 7.5 hours per week (0.2FTE) and may include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays.

Location: The normal place of work is the Rowing National Training Centre, Caversham, however the EIS may from time to time require you to travel to and work at other offices.

Interview date: 13th March 2019

ROLE SUMMARY

This role will provide the delivery and development of nutritional support for specific groups of U23 and Senior Olympic and Paralympic 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 Great Britain Rowing Team (GBRT) Lead Performance Nutritionist and multi-disciplinary team to improve performance through developing, implementing and evaluating nutritional services.

  • Working with the GBRT nutrition lead, develop, implement and monitor innovative and evidence based practical nutrition strategies tailored to the needs of GBRT.
  • Actively promote the role of food to enhance performance.
  • Ensure that the delivery of nutrition support effectively meets the objectives and commitments of athletes, coaches and National Governing Bodies.
  • Work with the GBRT nutrition lead, coaches and support staff in determining appropriate methods of implementing the overall programme of nutrition service; including strategic support, educational programmes, individual consultations and group sessions as required.
  • There may be some requirement to provide support at major camps and competitions.
  • Work within the rules of professional confidentiality, liaise with athletes, primary care managers, parents, coaches and other support staff as appropriate within the rules of the SENr Code of Conduct, standards and guidelines and where appropriate, the EIS host agency.
  • Maintain a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with athletes and coaches, including detailed records of work done with individual athletes.

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 NUTRITIONIST LEVEL 2

COMPETENCY AREA

ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE

ASSESSED BY

Qualifications

   

Degree (or equivalent) in Nutrition, Sports Science, Dietetics or related subject

Essential

Sight of certificates

Practising Registered Dietitian (HCPC) or equivalent

Essential

Sight of accreditation

Higher degree (IOC diploma in sports nutrition or PG Cert/Dip/Masters in Sports Nutrition)

Essential

Sight of certificates

Graduate on Sports and Exercise Nutrition register (minimum)

Essential

Sight of certificates

ISAK Level 1 Accreditation

Desirable

Sight of accreditation

Experience

 

 

Experience as a practicing registered sports nutritionist or dietitian 

Essential

Application

Interview

Experience of providing nutrition support to athletes and coaches to improve performance. 

Essential

Application Interview

Experience of analysing the demands of a sport in relation to their nutrition needs in order to develop, implement and evaluate nutrition programmes for individual athletes within that sport

Essential

Assessment Interview

Experience of implementing weight loss, maintenance and gain strategies in support of performance outcomes

Essential

Application Interview

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

Desirable

Application

Interview

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

Desirable

Application

Interview

Knowledge and Skills

 

 

Effectively translate nutrition science into practical food advice

Essential

Assessment Interview

Good knowledge and understanding of the use of nutrition supplements and ergogenic aids 

Essential

Interview

Understanding of the nutritional issues (performance and clinical) relevant to high performance sport

Essential

Interview

Knowledge of nutritional support appropriate to the needs of high performance athletes both in training and competition

Essential

Interview

An understanding of the various sports science and sports medicine disciplines

Essential

Application

Interview

Ability to critically appraise scientific methodology and data

Essential

Application Interview

Ability to influence athletes and coaches to support programmes that impact on performance

Essential

Interview

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

Essential

Assessment Interview

Good communication and presentation skills

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

An understanding of the elite sporting environment

Desirable

Application Interview

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

Desirable

Application Interview

Understanding of the coaching and training process and also of athletic performance in terms of periodisation and peaking

Desirable

Application Interview

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

Desirable

Application Interview

Can demonstrate knowledge and awareness of Athlete Support Personnel roles and responsibilities under the 2019 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 athletes under 18 (DBS check required)

Yes

 

For this level of role we would expect the individual to have 1 to 2 years’ experience in 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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