Physiologist (Working with Para-Swimming)

English Institute of Sport
English Institute of Sport
£25,749 p.a.
Contract type
Permanent (Part time)
Closing date
23 October 2017
Interview date
31 October 2017
Job Description

Interviews to be held on 31st October 2017

Salary Scales: £25,749 p.a.

Grade: Level 2 (All Sciences)

Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve a minimum of 18.5 hours per week and may include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays. The role will include travel to training camps and competitions in the UK and abroad.

Location: The normal place of work is the British Para-Swimming National Performance Centre in Manchester, however the EIS may from time to time require you to travel to and work at other offices.


This role will provide the delivery and development of Physiological support to World Class Programme athletes and coaches, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to create a world class high performance training environment.


Work with the Technical Lead Physiologist, identified NGB staff and Head of Performance Support to improve performance through developing, implementing and evaluating physiology services.

Provide direct physiological support to athletes including day to day services at training sessions and conducting laboratory assessments (including anthropometric indices, metabolic and blood profiling and power assessment) in adherence with robust testing protocols

Assist with the maintenance, calibration and quality control of the physiological testing equipment and the health and safety procedures for the site physiology laboratory and environmental chamber and contribute to the national framework of quality assurance within EIS laboratories

Ensure that the delivery of the physiological service effectively meets its commitments to athletes, coaches and National Governing Bodies including appropriate training objectives.

Deliver physiological support at training venues, camps and competitions around the UK and abroad.

Where appropriate identify and facilitate appropriate communication methods, including workshops, to inform and educate athletes, coaches and Performance Directors in the effective use of physiological support

Maintain a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with athletes and coaches

Manage project work or applied research across the organisation as appropriate.

Where appropriate, 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

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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