Team GB Chief Physiotherapist - Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games

British Olympic Association
British Olympic Association
Voluntary/Secondment Role
Beijing 2022 Olympic Venues (The Olympic village and Clusters; The Preparation Camp; UK HQ as required for training)
Contract type
Closing date
31 August 2020
Interview date
27 September 2020
Job Description
Team GB is recruiting for the role of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

This role is an accredited role reporting directly into the Chef de Mission and alongside the Deputy Chef de Mission and Team GB Head of Performance Services.

We invite practitioners who meet the criteria set out in the role description below to send in their CV with a covering letter as an expression of interest to fulfil the role of an HQ practitioner for Team GB.

Please note that this is a voluntary role with Team GB. Secondment opportunities will also be considered.

Key Responsibilities:
• To provide the highest quality Physiotherapy support to all athletes during their preparation & competition phase and for the whole duration of the Olympic Winter Games.
• To provide a responsive, accessible Physiotherapy support service to all Team GB members, both in the Village, at competition and training venues, and any other location deemed appropriate to meet the requirements of the role.
• To ensure a high standard of health promotion & preventative care in liaison with the athletes’ support staff (CMO, Physiotherapist, Team Leader and others), including advice on the prevention of injury and illness.
• To liaise with other medical personnel, sports science staff and other support staff as required to ensure the highest standard of care of an athlete's injury or illness and optimum rehabilitation and management, whilst always working within the CSP guidelines on patient confidentiality.
• To promote drug-free sport and have a working knowledge of The Code (WADA).
• To refer to appropriate specialists and other members of the medical support team as appropriate.
• To keep Physiotherapy records of all consultations and to keep these records confidential and secure.
• To provide reports on Physiotherapy activity within the village or other locations as required.

Dates Active in Role;
c.22nd January to 22nd February 2022, final dates tbc. (OWG run 4th–20th Feb 2022)
the successful candidate should also be available to cover the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Vuokatti, Finland (5th – 13th February 2021).
All dates / requirements are essential for preparation in the build up to deployment to the Olympic Winter Games.

Person Specification
Essential Qualifications:
1. BSc in Physiotherapy or the equivalent
2. MSc (or equivalent) in Sports and Exercise Medicine or Advanced MSK
3. Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
4. Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered
5. Current up-to-date Advanced Trauma care course (ICIS)
6. Current UKAD Accredited Advisor Certificate

Desired clinical experience:
1. Currently a Lead Physiotherapist within the HCSI network or an NGB
2. Currently working with elite winter sport athletes
3. At least 10 years clinical experience in elite sport
7. Previous work with BOA in multi-sport Games environment (YOG; EG; OWG)
8. An understanding of the BOA standard operating procedures during Games time
9. Proven operational leadership at major games (WUG; CWG; EG; OWG; OG)

Desired personal attributes:
1. Proven team player (including references from previous Games)
2. Demonstration of leadership skills
3. Excellent communication skills
4. Committed, dynamic & productive
5. Excellent organisational skills
6. Excellent management & people skills
7. Proficient in a winter environment (ability to ski)
8. Clean driving license
9. Availability for full duration

How to apply
The expression of interest will be open from Monday 27th July 2020 - Monday 31st August 2020 (Midnight). The selection process will consist of: • Long list selection via CV and cover letter • 1st Round of interviews to be held late September 2020 • 2nd Round interview (if required) may be scheduled for early October 2020 • Interviews will take place in London at the offices of The British Olympic Association (101 New Cavendish Street) or remotely via Microsoft Teams. Format to be advised. • Appointments will be announced in October 2020 Candidates must ensure that they are available to meet the requirements of fulfilling the allocated job role, including all necessary dates in the build up to the OWG. Application Process: • Expressions of interest should be emailed to with the reference CP2022 in the subject line. • Before applying, the candidate should secure clearance from their appropriate line manager (Home Country Sports Institutes [HCSI] & National Governing Bodies [NGB’s]). • Transparency with employees over the time commitment for the role is essential. • HCSI employees that are core funded will be “released” to undertake their duties on HCSI time, on the proviso that their HCSI duties can be covered in their absence. • For those who are not full-time HCSI employees, it is their own responsibility to account for their non-HCSI time. • When applying please state clearly your HCSI full-time equivalent status and whether your role is core funded or NGB funded. • External candidates (non-HCSI) are invited to apply on an equal basis, and each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. • All posts are on a volunteer basis and, as such, are not subject to remuneration by Team GB. • If you are successful in your application, please confirm again with your HCSI line manager/s and NGB staff before accepting the role. Applicants are welcome to contact Greg Retter Head of Performance Services for Team GB on, should they have any further questions.
Funding Partners
  • DCMS
  • TNL partners
Official Partners
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  • BUPA
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Strategic Partners
  • British Olympic Association
  • Paralympics GB
  • Sport England
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Wales
  • Sport Scotland