Head of Performance Analysis

English Institute of Sport
english institute of sport
£50,975 - £66,739 p.a.
The location is flexible, dependant on the candidate and organisational needs. The role will require you to travel to and work at other regional and national offices.
Contract type
Permanent (Full time)
Closing date
29 January 2018
Job Description

Interview Date: w/c 5th February 2018

Salary Scales: £50,975 - £66,739 p.a.

Grade: Level 4 (All Sciences)

Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. It is intended that the post will be appointed as a full-time position (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. Applications for part time working will be considered.

Location: The location is flexible, dependant on the candidate and organisational needs. The role will require you to travel to and work at other regional and national offices.

Responsible to: Director of Science and Technical Development

Responsible for: EIS Performance Analysis

Budget responsibilities: Yes

Contract: Permanent


The English Institute of Sport (EIS) was established in 2002 and has evolved into the ‘team behind the team’ with a modern day mission: to pioneer the delivery of science, medicine and technology services to drive medal success at Olympic, Paralympic and international competition.

Since its inception, through working in partnership with the National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGB), the EIS has significantly influenced the development and adoption of technical support services in Olympic and Paralympic sports. It is driving standards of technical service which others have sought to emulate. It is acclaimed for its ability to develop emerging practitioner talent into world class performance scientists, considered applied experts in their field. It is considered a world leading high performance institute due to the sustained positive impact it has had on British medal success over the past four Olympic and Paralympic cycles.

As the wider backdrop of elite sport continues to be ever more competitive, the EIS must embrace the opportunities presented by a new cycle, both in terms of the advances in applied science, medicine and technology as well as new, alternative ways of working. In response to this challenge the EIS, in consultation with sports and staff has set out an ambitious future strategy which will enable Team GB and Paralympics GB to remain at the forefront of sporting success and continue to inspire the nation.

Three key EIS strategic priorities for the future are:

World Class Delivery

Prioritising Athlete Health

Performance Innovation

Key relationships will include EIS senior teams, Heads of Performance Support, Operations Managers and Heads of Service as well as maintaining an extensive and fluid network of external contacts and performance advisors.


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

Lead the development of Performance Analysis practitioners

Ensure the EIS Performance Analysis services meets governance and quality assurance standards across the network

Work in collaboration with UKSport Data Strategy Groupto ensure coaches and athletes can effectively use data to enhance performance

Act as an external facing figurehead for EIS Performance Analysis

Provide support to the BOA and BPA around games time performance analysis needs


The post holder will contribute to the achievement of the aims and objectives of the English Institute of Sport through:

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

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

Engaging with the Heads of Performance Support team to ensure the delivery of high quality support to sports

This role does not involve training, supervising, working with and/or being in sole charge of children and young people.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position.


Develop and execute a national Performance Analysis strategy which meets the needs of national governing bodies.

Work with Heads of Performance Support to enable nutrition practitioners to deliver objectives which are aligned to What It Takes to Win (WITTW).

Significantly contribute to the strategic direction of the UK Sport Data Strategy developments, with the intent to accelerate the adoption of data driven intelligence to coaches, athletes and decision makers across the UK Sport High Performance System

Ensure a leadership structure is in place to support practitioners deliver objectives.

Manage budgets and resource to ensure practitioners can deliver objectives.

Deliver a development program for practitioners to ensure they continually learn and develop.

Support the Director of Science and Technical Development in the development and delivery of the Technical Development strategy.

Act as part of the Heads of Service team to drive standards in Performance Support.

Provide expert advice to support other EIS and UKSport Directorates where needed.

Ensure the capture, monitoring of performance knowledge arising from Physiology and Performance Science research projects and professional development training across the network
How to apply
For more information on the person specification and how to apply, please visit www.eis2win.co.uk/opportunities where you can upload your CV and Covering Letter.

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Funding Partners
  • Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Official Partners
  • BAE Systems
  • BUPA
  • Sportscover
Strategic Partners
  • British Olympic Association
  • Paralympics GB
  • Sport England
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Wales
  • Sport Scotland