Sport Scientist – Maternity Leave Cover: Oriam

Grade and Salary: Grade 5 (£25,138 - £29,605) pro rata

FTE and working pattern: 

  • 0.29FTE
  • 10 hours per week
  • 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. 

Summary of Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • 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. 

Education, Qualifications & Experience:

These are the criteria on which the short-listing and recruitment selection will be based. 


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


  1. Educated to masters level in a relevant discipline
  2. Experience working with GPS and heart rate technology, and management / reporting of data
  3. Experience of developing new business / business retention

Organisation Name: Oriam: Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre

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.

How to Apply:

Applications with FULL CV can be submitted up to midnight (UK time) on Sunday, 23rd June 2024 here - Sports Scientist at Oriam - Maternity Leave Cover - Heriot-Watt University Careers (

Shortlisting will be done w/c 24th June 2024 and interviews w/c 4th July 2024.

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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.

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Heriot-Watt University values diversity across our University community and welcomes applications from all sectors of society, particularly from underrepresented groups. For more information, please see our website  and also our award-winning work in Disability Inclusive Science Careers 

We welcome and will consider flexible working patterns e.g. part-time working and job share options.

Date published: 27 May 2024
Date updated: 27 May 2024


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