Performance Psychologist

  • Poole, UK
  • 15th July 2020

Employer: British Military
Salary: Competitive, to be discussed at interview
Contract Type:  Option for full-time, 40 hours per week

A unique opportunity has arisen for the right individual to play a key part in the psychological preparation and support of an elite, specialised group within the British Military. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly towards the development and evolution of the Human Performance Program. The group will not be identified within this advert and will remain anonymous until interview.

This is a performance psychology-focused role and the successful candidate will proactively engage with elite performers through exceptional communication skills, they will be methodical, action-orientated, results focused and thrive in delivering evidence-based practice.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, adaptable and demonstrate strong values of teamwork, humility and selflessness. You will have a strong desire to be part of a multi-disciplinary team and understand that personal and career growth occur most rapidly when undertaking challenges outside of you comfort zone. A truly committed individual will thrive in this environment and will find the role extremely rewarding.

Duties will include (but are not limited to);

Conducting individual psychological performance needs analysis and contributing to a multi-disciplinary individual action plan.

Delivering one-to-one psychological performance coaching and consultancy services to enhance well being and performance.
Designing and delivering performance psychology related subject matter to the educational programme and workshops
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary health team to enhance both individual and group performance
Providing one-to-one lifestyle and wellbeing support to maximise mental health, and where required liaise with existing psychological services.
Work with injured personnel to aid progression through rehabilitation and return to duty
Work to an organisational Mental Health Strategy and lead Sports Psychologist.
Generating, monitoring and responding to performance psychology related data and information.

The successful candidate will work as part of a dynamic, applied, inter-disciplinary Human Performance team, which includes; experienced military personnel, civilian experts and medical professionals, which are integrated into the unit.

This role provides a unique opportunity to work collaboratively with both civilian and military experts as part of a hand-selected multidisciplinary team, including skill-acquisition specialists, psychologists, nutritionists, medical teams and elite military personnel.

Core requirements;

HCPC registered practitioner psychologist or working towards HCPC registration (i.e. BASES SEPAR)
Experience working within relevant performance domains (e.g., sport, business, military, medical, emergency services).
Professional body Accreditation (e.g., BPS, BASES Accredited).
Experience providing psychological services and support as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Working to a wider organisational health strategy.

Due to the unique nature of this role Security Clearances will also be required but can be requested upon successful application.


Whilst the successful candidate will be expected to work 40 hours a week on average, flexibility is important to meet the needs of the job.


In accordance with industry standards, remuneration will be provided to the successful candidate due to the significant contribution of time and effort towards enhancing and evolving the Human Performance Programme. This will be discussed at interview.


Upon application, please summarise your main strength & weakness compared to the duties (listed above) that you will be expected to complete. Please also provide one example of a mistake you have made and subsequent action taken, alongside one example of a success you have had and what you learnt.

Please also please provide two contactable referees; one superior peer and one subordinate peer.

Applicants should send a copy of their CV, relevant qualifications (Degree, CRB certificate, First Aid certificate, etc.) and a covering letter of no more than 300 words explaining why you would like the position to

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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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