LOE024.19 - Performance Lifestyle Advisor (British Swimming)

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Posted: 11/03/2019 16:11
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £26,006 - £36,622 p.a pro-rata
Location: Loughborough
Level: Practitioner
Deadline: 20/03/2019 09:00
Hours: 33.5 hours per week
Benefits: 29 days annual leave, career average pension scheme (pro rata)
Job Type: Permanent

JOB DESCRIPTION –PERFORMANCE LIFESTYLE ADVISOR (BRITISH SWIMMING)

Salary Scales: £26,006 - £36,622 per annum, pro rata.

Grade: Level 2 Entry to Level 3 Entry (All Sciences)

Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve a minimum of 33.5 hours per week (0.9FTE) and may include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays.

Location: The normal place of work is the Loughborough National Centre, however as this is a national role extensive domestic travel will be required to the Bath National Centre as well as other athlete training sites and attendance at camps and competitions.

Interview Date: Tuesday 26th March (Loughborough)

ROLE SUMMARY

This role will provide the delivery and development of Performance Lifestyle support to world class programme athletes complimenting the objectives of British Swimming and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

As a member of the Performance Lifestyle team at the EIS you will contribute to knowledge development, aggregation and sharing across the organisation to support the development of world class Performance Lifestyle services and practice.

All Performance Lifestyle practitioners, as with any other EIS practitioners, are expected to work within the HCSI Professional Code of practice to ensure the highest standards of practice are met at all times.

PERFORMANCE LIFESTYLE DELIVERY PRINCIPLES

As a Performance Lifestyle Advisor for British Swimming, you will work with the Performance Lifestyle Technical Lead and the British Swimming Head of Sports Science and Sports Medicine to set objectives, aimed at providing and developing the best Performance Lifestyle support possible.

Performance Lifestyle works with a person first approach, to provide an individual service to funded World Class Programme (WCP) athletes that centres upon:

 

• Proactively engaging athletes in future life planning and career development, with the emphasis on early intervention and continued personal and professional development throughout their time on the WCP

• Encouraging and facilitating dual career aspirations with effective management of the balance between sporting and non-sporting commitments, to protect performance potential

• Promoting the importance and impact of athletes creating and developing broader identities and interests beyond their sport in maintaining personal well-being

• Providing support and education around finding and managing the optimal personal balance for conflicting demands e.g. from education, employment, family, financial etc. to protect performance potential

• Supporting athletes from a lifestyle perspective as they transition on to, through and from the WCP

• Providing proactive exit support for athletes leaving the WCP for up to 6months after funding cessation

  • Providing a safe, impartial and where appropriate confidential space to support athletes – sign posting and referring onward as appropriate to safeguard the welfare and well-being of the athlete
  • Working in partnership with athlete and high-performance stakeholders to support and encourage a culture that delivers performance and responsibly cares for its people
  • Working as part of the British Swimming Mental Health Steering Group to support the delivery of the MH Strategy with a focus on education and awareness to athletes and staff on the WCP
  • Strategically leading the PL service across the British Swimming WCP - including close liaison and monitoring support delivered through Home Nation providers
  • Ensuring the British Swimming performance planning process engages with a holistic and whole person approach to athlete development for swimmers
  • Supporting and managing an individual’s transition needs moving into the Loughborough & Bath National Centres
  • Developing and delivering a British Swimming PL Strategy that supports the personal and professional development needs of all athletes on the WCP

 

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.

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PERSON SPECIFICATION – PERFORMANCE LIFESTYLE ADVISOR LEVEL 2

COMPETENCY AREA

ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE

ASSESSED BY

Qualifications

   

Degree level (or equivalent) in sports management, sports science or a discipline relevant to the management and personal development of high performing individuals; or significant experience of education systems or elite sporting systems from an athlete or coaching perspective.

Essential

Sight of certificates / assessment of experience

Higher degree level (or equivalent) in sports management, sports science or a discipline relevant to the management and personal development of high performing individuals.

Desirable

Sight of certificate

Professional coaching and mentoring qualification (level 7 equivalent) and/or individual accreditation (ie EMCC or ICF).

Desirable

Sight of accreditation

Talented Athlete Lifestyle Support Qualification, Level 3

Desirable

Sight of qualification

Experience

 

 

Significant exposure to high performance athletes’ issues and the experience and credibility to facilitate solutions which impact on wellbeing and performance

Essential

Application

Interview

Experience in contributing to the design, content, delivery and evaluation of education and development interventions for individuals and groups

Essential

Interview

Experience of supporting personal development of clients through coaching and mentoring

Essential

Application

Interview

Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of support services in a high performance environment.

Essential

Application

Interview

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

Essential

Application Interview

Experience in providing education and career management development advice and guidance.

Essential

Application

Interview

Exposure to World, Olympic or International level coaches, support services and athletes in competition or camp environment

 

Desirable

Application Interview

Experience of mentoring athletes within the TASS network

Desirable

Application

Interview

Knowledge and Skills

 

 

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

Essential

Interview

A good understanding of how UK further and higher educational establishments currently deliver education

Essential

Interview

An understanding of the principles of effective planning, goal-setting and time management

Essential

Interview

Assessment

An understanding of the multi-disciplinary practice of various sports science and medicine disciplines surrounding elite athletes

Essential

Interview

Highly developed interpersonal skills, communication and self-awareness with the ability to build rapport quickly, leading to strong and productive relationships

Essential

Interview

Assessment

Basic coaching and mentoring skills

Essential

Interview

Assessment

Strong negotiating and influencing skills

Essential

Interview

Assessment

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 career management and development theory and practice

Desirable

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

Essential

Interview

 

Essential Requirement:

Please note: there is an absolute expectation that any new Performance Lifestyle practitioner will wholeheartedly engage with our professional training programme which includes undertaking the Institute of Leadership & Management’s Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching & Leadership Mentoring, and will work towards completion of this within a strict 18month period, the dates of which would be clearly agreed as part of commencing employment.  Failure to engage as expected or to complete the programme in the agreed timescale may lead to a recoupment of the costs of the programme and a review of continued employment.

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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