BIS058.19 - Performance Nutritionist (Royal Ballet)

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Posted: 02/07/2019 16:38
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £26,266 - £29,485 p.a pro-rata
Location: Royal Ballet School London
Level: Practitioner
Deadline: 16/07/2019 09:00
Hours: 7.5 hours per week
Benefits: 29 days annual leave (pro-rata) career average pension scheme
Job Type: Permanent

JOB DESCRIPTION – PERFORMANCE NUTRITIONIST (Royal Ballet School)

Salary Scales: £26,266 - £29,485 pa. pro rata

Grade: Level 2 (All Sciences)

Interview Date: 25th July 2019

Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve a minimum of 7.5 hours per week to be delivered during term time only (term dates are available with annual leave to be taken outside term times) and may include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays.

Location: Delivery is one day per week at:

Upper School, 46 Floral Street, London, WC2E 9DA.

However, you may also be required to work across site at:

White Lodge, Richmond Park, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 5HR

The EIS may also from time to time require you to travel to and work at other offices.

ROLE SUMMARY

This role will provide the delivery and development of nutritional support for World Class Programme Pre-professional classical ballet dancers, working as part of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team to create a world class high performance training environment.

MAIN TASKS AND ACTIVITIES

Work with the Lead Performance Nutritionist and identified Royal Ballet staff to improve performance through developing, implementing and evaluating of nutritional services.

  • Develop, implement and monitor innovative and evidence based practical nutrition strategies tailored to the needs of pre-professional ballet.
  • Develop strategies to promote healthy adolescent growth and development in the elite performance environment with aesthetic athletes.
  • Actively promote the role of food to enhance performance and deliver nutrition-based lectures to the students as part of the ‘Healthy Dancer’ module on year 1 of the degree programme
  • Ensure that the delivery of nutrition support effectively meets the objectives and commitments of the students, artistic staff and Healthcare Team.
  • Work with artistic staff, the Healthcare Team and support staff in determining appropriate methods of implementing the overall programme of nutrition service; including strategic support, educational programmes, individual consultations, practical sessions and group sessions as required.
  • Manage eating disorders/disordered eating behaviours appropriately within clinical and Royal Ballet School pathways, with the appropriate members of the healthcare team
  • Work within the rules of professional confidentiality, liaise with students, Healthcare Manager, parents, artistic staff 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 students and artistic staff, including detailed records of work done with individual students on the schools on-line notes database.
  • 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.

Royal Ballet School Safeguarding Duties and Responsibilities 

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The following is expected of all staff: 

  • to uphold the school’s policies relating to safeguarding and child protection, behaviour, Health & Safety and all other relevant policies 
  • to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible, and come into contact with 
  • to ensure full compliance with all statutory regulations, in particular Keeping Children Safe in Education, (2015) communicating concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, other relevant staff of The Royal Ballet School or local Children’s Services as appropriate.

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 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, including issues around Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport and eating disorders/disordered eating behaviours.

Essential

Interview

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

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/pre-professional’s and coaches/artistic staff 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 the Royal Ballet School.

Desirable

Application 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

Will be required to work with students 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. 

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



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