British Olympic Association


The Olympic Games environment, Paris, France which includes the Olympic Village and Cluster e.g. The Team GB Performance Lodge; The Team GB Preparation Camp(s); UK base camp for deployment.

Salary Range


Contract Type

Part Time

Closing Date

3 May 2023

Job Description

Team GB is recruiting for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games (OG’s).
We invite practitioners who meet the criteria set out in the job description to complete the online application process as an expression of interest to join the Team GB Headquarters (HQ) Performance Science Team.

The online application will be open from Wednesday 5th April until Wednesday 3rd May 2023 (12.00pm midday)

The selection process will consist of:
• Candidates who can demonstrate they meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria are welcome to submit answers to the discipline-specific work sample questions on the Applied platform.
• These answers will be anonymised and then reviewed and scored in a random order by a panel of experts to facilitate the shortlisting process.
• The Applied platform also asks some demographic questions prior to starting your application. Team GB never sees the individual responses to those questions; we only see high-level summary statistics. If you prefer you can opt out of answering this section.

Candidates must ensure they are available to meet the requirements of fulfilling the allocated job role, including all necessary dates in the build-up to the OG’s.

• Applications must be submitted online via:

Dates Active in Role:
c.10th July to 14th August 2024, final dates tbc. (OG’s run from 26th July – 11th August 2024)
All dates / requirements essential for preparation in the build up to deployment to the Olympic Games

Key Responsibilities:
• To provide the highest quality strength & conditioning coaching / sports science support to all athletes during their preparation & competition phase, understanding the unique timing of this intervention for an athlete both immediately prior to, and during the Olympic Games.
• To provide a responsive, accessible support service to all Team GB athletes in the Olympic environment and any other location deemed appropriate to meet the requirements of the job role.
• To ensure a high standard of health promotion & preventative care in liaison with the athletes’ support staff (Medical Officers, Physio’s, PS staff, Team Leader and others), including advice on the mitigation of heat stress, hydration, travel fatigue, prevention of injury and illness where appropriate.
• To liaise with other medical personnel, sports science staff and other support staff as required to ensure the highest standard of care of an athlete’s injury or illness and optimum rehabilitation and management, while always working within your professional guidelines on patient confidentiality.
• To promote drug-free sport and have a working knowledge of the The World Anti-Doping Code
• To refer to appropriate specialists and other members of the medical and clinical support team as appropriate in the lead-up to, and during the Games.
• To keep appropriate documentation and records of all interactions and to keep these records confidential and secure.
• To provide reports on physical preparation related activity within the Team GB environments as required.

Essential qualifications and experience:
1. Completed a recognised undergraduate degree in Sports Science (BSc or the equivalent)
2. Completed a recognised postgraduate course of study in Sports Science (MSc or equivalent)
3. Qualification with a recognised organisation (e.g. NSCA, UKSCA, CIMSPA, ASCA, BASES)
4. Current up-to-date Defib and CPR / First Aid training
5. Current UKAD “Introduction to Clean Sport” Certificate
6. A minimum of 4 years postgraduate experience in the provision of specialist physical preparation support in an elite-sport environment

Desired Experience:
7. Currently working with Olympic sport athletes either through a HCSI appointment or directly with an NGB in a Leadership role.
8. Previous major games experience (World Champs, WUG; CWG; EG; OWG; OG)
9. An understanding of the BOA standard operating procedures during Games-time

Desired personal attributes:
1. Proven team player (including references from previous Games)
2. Excellent communication skills
3. Committed, dynamic & productive
4. Excellent organisational skills
5. Excellent management & people skills
6. Availability for full duration of The Games and during the 18-month preparation phase

Reporting to: Team GB Lead for Performance Science, Paris 2024

Relationships & Interfaces: This non-accredited role will work closely with Team GB HQ Performance Services colleagues, Team GB Performance Service Managers at Prep. Camp and Performance Lodge, NGB S&C and Physiology colleagues, and all NGB support staff & Team Leaders.

Hours of Work: Working hours will be as required to fulfil the role and its significant fluctuating demands throughout the Olympic Games.
The post-holder will be required to acknowledge this and work in a flexible manner to accommodate all requests where appropriate.

Special Requirements:
• Professional Registration
• DBS check up to date
• A full UK driving license may be advantageous

To Apply

Application Process • Application processes and job descriptions will be placed on a variety of different websites. • Before applying, the candidate should secure clearance from their appropriate line manager (Home Country Sports Institute [HCSI] &/or National Governing Body [NGB]). • HCSI employees that are core funded will be released to undertake their duties on HCSI time on the proviso that their usual duties can be covered in their absence. • NGB employees must gain clearance from their sport in advance of applying for an HQ role, with an understanding that if successful they may not be available to work with their sport at the OG’s. • When applying, please state clearly your HCSI full-time equivalent status and whether your role is core funded or NGB funded. • External candidates (non-HCSI) are invited to apply on an equal basis, and each application will be considered on its merits. • It remains an individual’s responsibility for those who are not full-time HCSI employees to account for their non-HCSI time. • Transparency with employees over the time commitment for the role is essential. • For external candidates (non-HCSI), where paid secondments are not applicable, we would welcome a discussion to understand individual circumstances and availability. In line with BOA policy, all costs relating to kit, travel to and from Paris, and accommodation while in-country, along with reasonable additional expenses will be covered. • Applications must be submitted online via: • **NB** Applications will only be accepted via the Applied online portal. • Enquires should be emailed to If you are successful in your application, please confirm again with your HCSI / NGB line manager(s) before accepting the role.