Head of Performance Sport Disciplines

Head of Performance Sport Disciplines
Salary: Grade 6 
Two year fixed term, full time
Both internal and external secondments will be considered
Based in Stirling 
Are you an experienced leader in high-performance sport? 

Could you inspire and drive a culture of excellence within performance sport in Scotland?  
If so, this could be the role for you!

sportscotland is the national agency for sport in Scotland. Our vision is an active Scotland where everyone benefits from sport.  

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. 

sportscotland is looking to appoint a new Head of Performance Sport Disciplines, who will lead the team, drive and co-ordinate all performance discipline support for athletes and sports supported by the sportscotland institute of sport.  This includes Physical Preparation, Sports Medicine, Performance Solutions, Performance Nutrition, Performance Psychology, Performance Lifestyle, Physiotherapy and Performance Physiology. 

As Head of Performance Sport Disciplines, reporting to the Director of Sport, you will drive a culture of excellence in the day to day deployment, impact of and delivery of applied support across all discipline areas.   Working alongside the Head of Performance Sport Programmes to lead, manage and coordinate all strategic and operational matters relating to the High Performance Strategy and Corporate Plan. 

You should have a high level of understanding of holistic support alongside the integration of technical performance solutions. You should also have significant experience in managing staff, managing budgets and high performance management systems.  


Job Description

SIS Heads of Discipline Structure


In return for the above, we offer employee benefits such as flexible working, generous holidays, Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle2Work, fantastic discounts, a great pension scheme, support with your professional development and much more.  

This is a newly created post which will be reviewed prior to the two year end date and its impact assessed. Following review, the decision will be made as to whether the role should be offered permanently to the incumbent candidate or if an alternate solution should be considered. 

Please apply online and attach your CV and covering letter detailing why you meet the requirements.  

We are a Disability Confident employer. If you have any difficulties with your application because of a disability please contact hr.recruitment@sportscotland.org.uk and we will discuss how we can help you.  

At sportscotland inclusion underpins everything we do.  If you've got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from the right candidates regardless of: age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, race, caring responsibilities, care experience or social backgrounds. 


Closing date for completed applications: Monday 19 February 2024 

Interviews are anticpated to take place on Friday 8 March 2024


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Date published: 2 February 2024
Date updated: 6 February 2024


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