ROLE OVERVIEW

British Swimming is recruiting a part-time nutritionist to work within the British Diving World Class Programme. The position will be based in London at the London Aquatics Centre. The role will provide the delivery and development of nutrition support to World Class Programme athletes within Diving. The practitioner will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to create a world class high performance training environment.

Salary Scales: £26,794 p.a. pro rata

Grade: Level 2 (All Sciences)

Hours of Work: 0.2FTE (1 day/wk). Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve a minimum of 7.5 hours per week and will include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays.

Location:

London, although the role will require some infrequent element of national travel throughout the British Diving network.

Reporting to: Head of Sport Science and Medicine, British Diving and Head of Physical Performance, British Swimming

MAIN TASKS AND ACTIVITIES:

Work as part of the British Swimming Nutrition Team (as led by the Head of Physical Performance) and within the wider SSSM and coaching team to support and improve performance through developing, implementing and evaluating nutrition services.

The main roles and responsibilities will be:

  • Develop, implement and monitor innovative and evidence-informed practical nutrition strategies tailored to the needs of the sport and individuals.
  • Actively promote the role of food to enhance performance and health.
  • Produce and distribute reports and feedback to coaching and relevant SSSM staff.
  • Where appropriate, identify and facilitate appropriate communication methods, including workshops, presentations and digital content to inform and educate athletes, coaches and support staff.
  • Integrate into the local multi-disciplinary team to maximise impact and motivate behaviour change.
  • Contribute to and manage project work and/or applied research across the organisation as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain current data collection processes and reporting methods.
  • Support athletes and coaches at camps and competitions (both domestic and international) where appropriate.
  • Assist with the maintenance, quality control and record keeping of nutrition products and equipment across key sites.
  • Ensure that the delivery of nutrition support effectively meets the objectives and commitments to athletes, coaches and British Swimming including responsibility for the delivery of individual athlete planning (IAP) goals for a range of identified athletes.
  • Work with the other members of the British Swimming Nutrition Team to ensure consistency and alignment of language, resources and prioritisation.
  • Work with the Head of Physical Performance, coaches and key support staff to determine appropriate methods of implementing the overall programme of nutrition service – including strategic support, educational programmes, individual consultations, and group sessions as required.
  • Adopt an agile approach to work in which support may be required to multiple athletes and coaches across different sites within the same day.
  • Work within the rules of professional confidentiality, the SENr Code of Conduct and where appropriate, the EIS host agency.
  • Maintain a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with athletes and coaches, including detailed records of work done with individual athletes.
  • Advocate and protect Clean Sport through the promotion of UKAD messaging, continuous professional development in anti-doping and fostering a positive athlete and coach environment to support decision making.
  • Embed equality, diversity and inclusion values and principles in all ways of working and in the delivery of the Performance Planning Strategy.