BIS042.19 - Senior S&C Coach (GB Snowsports)

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Posted: 30/04/2019 14:40
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £36,988 - £40,742 p.a
Location: Bisham
Level: Senior Practitioner
Deadline: 20/05/2019 09:00
Hours: 37 hours per week
Benefits: 29 days annual leave, career average pension scheme
Job Type: Permanent

JOB DESCRIPTION- SENIOR S&C COACH (GB SNOWSPORTS)

Salary Scales: £36,988 - £40,472 p.a

Grade: Level 3

Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve a minimum of 37 hours per week and may include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays.

Location: The normal place of work is Bisham Abbey (although location may be negotiable) however the EIS/GBS will require may from time to time require you to travel to and work at other offices and training venues both nationally and internationally.

Interview date: 3rd June 2019

ROLE SUMMARY 


The S&C Lead will develop and lead the standards of Physical Preparation across the Olympic and Paralympic programmes maximizing performance in training and competition.

They will lead, align and co-ordinate the service delivery of S&C services across senior and pathway athletes liaising with appointed regional and international coaches and support staff.  The Lead will work collaboratively with other discipline leads to support the delivery of aligned services to minimize the time loss and maximize performance impact.

This role will require an active contribution to individual athlete planning processes and projects as directed by the Senior Leadership Team.
Support at domestic and international competitions and training camps will also be required.

MAIN TASKS AND ACTIVITIES


Work with the GBS Senior Leadership team, Performance Scientist, Lead Coaches, the wider World Class Programme staff and EIS Technical Lead to improve performance through developing, implementing and evaluating strength and conditioning programmes that reflect scientific principles as they relate to adaptation, periodisation, peaking, tapering and injury rehabilitation

  • Develop the strength and conditioning service through effective planning, programming, delivery and education. This will involve working closely with coaches to ensure competition preparation, training plans, peaking and tapering and recovery methods are optimized. The initial focus of the role will be with the Paralympic Programme
  • Ensure that the delivery of the strength and conditioning service effectively meets its commitments to athletes, coaches and the wider programme strategy including appropriate training objectives.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the PD, Head Coach, Head of Para, and the Lead Physio to align athlete health and performance strategic planning and coordinated delivery, ensuring an interdisciplinary approach.
  • Proactively manage and deliver S&C services to Programme Athletes, and coordinate the wider S&C team (both nationally and internationally).
  • Where appropriate identify and facilitate appropriate communication methods, including workshops, to inform and educate athletes, coaches and support staff in the effective use of strength and conditioning.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with athletes and coaches
  • Lead and manage the delivery of planning and programming in collaboration with coaches, athletes and multidisciplinary team
  • Ensure robust goals, systems and processes for physical preparation and performance science are in operation
  • To liaise and co-ordinate identified network S&C coaches in the UK and internationally to ensure strategy is being delivered
  • To lead the monitoring and assessment of physical testing and monitoring of athletes against world class bench marks.
  • Develop effective working relationships with GBS coaching and technical staff, creating a structure to develop strength and conditioning services for the Olympic and Paralympic senior and pathway athletes.
  • To liaise with the EIS Talent team to ensure the monitoring and programming for development pathway athletes is aligned to talent science initiatives and knowledge.
  • Work with the EIS Technical Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach to improve performance through developing, implementing and evaluating strength and conditioning programmes that reflect scientific principles as they relate to adaptation, periodisation, peaking, tapering and injury rehabilitation.
  • Ensure that the delivery of the strength and conditioning service effectively meets its commitments to athletes, coaches and the national governing body.
  • 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.
  • Work within the rules of professional confidentiality, liaise with athletes, primary care managers, parents, coaches and other support staff as appropriate within the rules standards and guidelines and where appropriate, the EIS host agency
  • This level of role is likely to involve the management and supervision of the work of other strength and conditioning service providers, including the setting of robust and challenging objectives and the regular monitoring of performance
  • Having the willingness to engage with and support continuous professional development in anti-doping, i.e. UKAD Accredited Advisor Certification
  • Can demonstrate knowledge and awareness of Athlete Support Personnel roles and responsibilities under the current World Anti-Doping Code.

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 - S&C COACH LEAD LEVEL 3

 

COMPETENCY AREA

 

ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE

 

ASSESSED BY

 

Qualifications

 

 

 

Degree level (or equivalent) in sports science or related area, specialising in physical preparation of elite athletes

 

Essential

 

Sight of certificates

 

Higher degree level (or equivalent) specialising in the physical preparation of elite athletes

 

Desirable

 

Sight of certificates

 

Experience 

 

 

 

 

 

Extensive experience in the provision of strength and conditioning service, including coaching to athletes and coaches to improve performance. This experience should include work with national teams and their athletes.

 

Essential

 

Application 

 

Interview

 

Extensive experience of analysing the demands of a sport in relation to the performance outcomes and identify the strength and conditioning requirements. To develop, implement and evaluate strength and conditioning programmes for individual athletes within these sports

 

Essential

 

Application

 

Interview Assessment

 

Extensive experience of strategic planning including individual  programming supported  by specific diagnostics and monitoring which inform the coaching process

 

Essential

 

Application

 

Interview

 

Extensive verifiable record of working within a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of strength and conditioning services to high performance sport

 

Essential

 

Application

 

Interview

 

Extensive experience of dealing with national performance programmes within National Governing Bodies of sport

 

Essential

 

Application

 

Interview

 

Knowledge and Skills 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Essential

 

Assessment Interview 

 

Thorough understanding of the various sports science and sports medicine disciplines

 

Essential

 

Application

 

Interview

 

Excellent anatomical knowledge and ability to apply this within a strength and conditioning environment

 

Essential

 

Interview

 

Thorough  knowledge of and proven ability to teach barbell lifts, supplementary exercises and ground based drills including how to correct common faults with appropriate diagnostics and monitoring

 

Essential

 

Assessment 

 

Thorough knowledge and proven ability in constructing strength, speed/change of direction and fitness based training schedules both gym and field based, with appropriate diagnostics and monitoring including an indexed database of work conducted with athletes

 

Essential

 

Assessment Interview

 

Highly skilled in modifying strength and conditioning programmes according to the results of assessment data, in conjunction with coaches and other support staff

 

Essential

 

Interview

 

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

 

Essential

 

Interview

 

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

 

Essential

 

Interview

 

Excellent coaching skills including the ability to adapt  to the environment to motivate behavioural change and augment performance

 

Essential

 

Interview

 

Proven skills in the performance management of staff to ensure their effective operation, job satisfaction and personal development including work allocation, training, performance reviews and discipline.

 

Essential

 

Interview

 

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

 

Essential

 

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

For this level of role we would expect the individual to have 5 to 8+ 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.  It is important to the EIS that candidates both have an interest in sport and recognise the importance of promoting and supporting equality, safeguarding and anti-doping within sport.

There is a practical exercise and assessment process involved in the selection of this role.  Further details will be provided to shortlisted candidates.
To apply:
A. Please upload your CV
B. Please upload your covering letter



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