Performance Lifestyle Advisor (British Swimming)

Leicestershire, UK
£26,006 - £36,622 per annum, pro rata.
12 Mar 2019
19 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Part Time


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.


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

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)

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.