Lifestyle Support Advisor

University of Birmingham - HAS - University of Birmingham Sport

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £22,277 to £23,933. With potential progression once in post to £27,705 a year.

The holder of this role will be responsible for the provision of Athlete Lifestyle Support services to transitional stage athletes at Birmingham (University of Birmingham athletes and teams as well as TASS athletes). They will also be responsible for the development and delivery of an athlete lifestyle/dual career skills programme and the provision of 1-1 and group support. They will be working in partnership with the Scholarship Manager, TASS Programme Lead, Performance Centre team and coaches to encourage and facilitate dual career aspirations; through the successful balance of sporting and non-sporting commitments.

Skills and Experience required for this post are as follows:


  • Knowledge of the UK HE and FE setting and systems
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of needs and pressures of performance athletes and coaches (in particular in tertiary education)
  • Knowledge and experience of the provision and delivery of high quality performance athlete service within HE


  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal), confidence to present to groups as well as attention to detail,
  • Team player able to work as a member of a busy multi-functional team.
  • Ability to work under pressure and show initiative.
  • Use of Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook and Word.
  • Good organisational skills, the ability to plan effectively.
  • An empathy with working within a student environment, with the desire to develop student sport.


  • Good Degree (or equivalent) in sports management, sport science or a discipline relevant to the management and personal development of the transitional stage/high performing individuals.
  • Athlete Lifestyle support qualification (TALS)
  • UKAD Advisor and/or Educator
  • Professional coaching and mentoring qualification or working towards


  • Experience of supporting the personal development of individuals through coaching and mentoring
  • Experience of delivering appropriate and high quality 1:1 and group support to meet the development of dual career skills
  • Experience of working within a high performance multidisciplinary team

Please note DBS clearance will be required for this post.

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