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Performance Lifestyle Practitioner - UECS

University of Essex - UECS - Essex Sport

Location: Essex
Salary: £25,006 to £26,036 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th February 2024
Closes: 20th February 2024
Job Ref: REQ08289
 

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We’re a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. 

Set in Wivenhoe Park, 200 acres of award-winning parkland, the University of Essex Colchester campus contains an extensive offer of sports facilities providing opportunities for students, staff and the wider community to participate in sport and physical activity.

Facilities include the Essex Sport Arena, a 1,600-seat spectator venue, opened in 2018 and host to events such as professional netball and basketball matches, as well as a huge variety of community activities and events.  The Essex Sport Gym has around 6,000 student, staff and public members and boasts industry leading equipment and online customer engagement platforms.  Outdoors one of the largest tennis domes of its type in the country, and synthetic and natural turf pitches accommodate a wide range of sports.  Our staff are committed to, and passionate about improving people’s lives through sport and physical activity.

Duties of the Role

The performance Lifestyle Practitioner will deliver performance lifestyle advice to student athletes based at the University of Essex or athletes on the Sport England TASS programme being delivered through the University of Essex. They will provide impartial advice and reflective discussion and decision making to student athletes. The Performance Lifestyle Practitioner will meet with student athletes to check on their progress, ensuring communication channels remain open and keep a confidential record of meetings held and areas discussed. Holistically monitoring student athletes wellbeing and when appropriate raise any concerns with the Performance Sport Manager

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate will have 5 GCSE’s Grade A-C or equivalent, have an Anti-Doping Advisor qualification, Mental First Aid and an ADPL qualification. You will have experience of working with young people and have previous experience of mentoring and working with high performance athletes in a performance environment. Our ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, excellent organisational and time management skills.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post.  We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please email resourcing@essex.ac.uk.

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