Sports Scientist at Oriam - Maternity Leave Cover

Heriot-Watt University

Sports Scientist at Oriam - Maternity Leave Cover


Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • Temporary
  • Remote working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 25 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 28aedbf989f34b5c8aac54f892165488

Full Job Description

FTE and working pattern: 10 hours per week (0.29 FTE),

  • Hours to be advised (may include mornings, evenings and weekends), Purpose of Role: To provide sport science services for Oriam user groups including; Sports Union Clubs, Talent Development Programme, Oriam Performance Programmes and key partner organisations e.g. the Scottish Football Association., Plan, deliver and review sport science testing and feedback protocols, including but not limited to; field based fitness testing, body composition testing, lactate threshold testing.

  • Plan, deliver and review sport science training protocols including but not limited to; gym based S&C sessions, conditioning based sessions, rehab based session, and recovery sessions.
    Promote services to potential clients and coordinate any associated facility bookings.
    Plan, deliver and review educational workshops for Oriam user groups and key partners.
    Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with athletes, coaches and medical staff to provide evidence based support for the development of athletes.

    Educated to undergraduate degree level in a relevant discipline, or equivalent experience
    UKSCA or BASES Accredited (or the ability to achieve this within 12-18 months)
    Experience of working with athletes within a similar performance environment as outlined above
    Competent in the use of relevant IT packages
    Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
    Demonstrable professional and proactive approach
    Ability to develop relationships with a range of stakeholders
    Demonstrable ability to work quickly, flexibly and accurately in a dynamic, changing and pressured environment
    Demonstrable provision of excellent customer service

    Educated to masters level in a relevant discipline
    Experience working with GPS and heart rate technology, and management / reporting of data
    Experience of developing new business / business retention
    Organisation Name: Oriam: Scotland's Sports Performance Centre, Disability Confident
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    About Oriam: : Oriam has a vision to inspire, engage and motivate our communities through the facilities we provide and the interactions we have with our customers. As a member of the team, you will contribute to the delivery of the strategy., At Heriot-Watt we are passionate about our values and look to them to connect our people globally and to help us collaborate and celebrate our success through working together. Our research programmes can deliver real world impact which is achieved through the diversity of our international community and the recognition of creative talent that connects our global team.

    Our flourishing community will give you the freedom to challenge and to bring your enterprising mind and to help our partners with solutions that can be applied now and in the future. Join us and Heriot Watt will provide you with a platform to thrive and work in a way that also helps you live your life in balance with well-being and inclusiveness at the heart of our global community.

    Heriot-Watt University is committed to securing equality of opportunity in employment and to the creation of an environment in which individuals are selected, trained, promoted, appraised and otherwise treated on the sole basis of their relevant merits and abilities. Equality and diversity are all about maximising potential and creating a culture of inclusion for all.