Head of Strength and Performance Conditioning

  • Based at sportscotland institute of sport, Stirling
  • 19th July 2019

Employer: sportscotland
Reference: HOSPC
Salary: £57,954
Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time

sportscotland is the national agency for sport in Scotland. Our vision is an active Scotland where everyone benefits from sport. In an active Scotland we will all find ways to be physically active every day. As the national agency for sport our role is to make sure sport plays its part in a thriving Scotland. By investing Scottish Government and National Lottery resources, we help the people of Scotland get the most from the sporting system. 

At the sportscotland institute of sport we provide high performance expertise to sport and athletes in Scotland to enable them to succeed on the world stage. We strive to create a high performance learning environment where innovation can thrive.

Whilst British and Scottish athletes win medals, we believe that systems win them consistently. Since 2010, in close partnership with our SGB’s, we have delivered a series of “Best Evers” on the world stage (2010-2018) in Glasgow, Goldcoast, Beijing, London, Rio, Sochi & PyeongChang at the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics & Paralympics.

sportscotland institute of sport is currently entering into another exciting period in the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, and is now looking for a Head of Physical Preparation/Strength & Conditioning to join our team.

The successful candidate will be joining a very strong High Performance Team that is responsible for driving, leading and co-ordinating all sports prioritised within the sportscotland Corporate Strategy and our new High Performance Business Plan (2019-2025). You will be responsible for a very important area of service, liaising closely with Scottish and British Governing Bodies of Sport, athletes, coaches and specialist staff. Your knowledge and experience in High Performance sport will be crucial as you will be working within a multi-disciplinary team of technical experts and mangers who are the interface between Scottish Governing Bodies of sport and the Institute Network.

To be considered for this position you will have applied experience within a high performance sport environment working with elite athletes on major medal winning programmes and be able to utilise this experience to support Scottish Governing Bodies to drive forward their performance systems. In addition, you will have significant experience in a business environment with excellent communication and negotiation skills and the ability to demonstrate tangible outcomes.

Full application details can be found at https://sportscotland.org.uk/jobs/vacancies/head-of-strength-and-performance-conditioning/

Package description

In return for the above, we offer a great working environment, a competitive salary, a great pension scheme (19.3% employer contribution), flexible working, and attractive holidays.

Vacancy website address https://sportscotland.org.uk/jobs/vacancies/head-of-strength-and-performance-conditioning/ Vacancy email address


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.



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