Interim England Cricket Performance Nutritionist (Secondments and Consultants considered)

England and Wales Cricket Board

  • Team: England Cricket
  • Salary: £250-300 per day
  • Location: Loughborough plus international travel
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 24th Aug 2022 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Healthcare
Wellness programs
Additional parental leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Mentoring/coaching
Paid volunteer days

Candidate happiness

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Job Description

(Please notes general perks may not be applicable for consultant and secondment roles)

This is an exciting opportunity to oversee the nutritional support for the England Men’s Pathway Teams across the winter period. The role will involve direct camp support for the England Men’s Lions team, and indirect support of the England Men’s teams.

This role is a set number of 70 consultancy working days from September 2022 through to March 2023.

Please submit your expression of interest by completing the application process by 24th August 2022. Interviews for successful applicants will be scheduled for the w/c 29th August with a view to start in September 2022.

WHO WE ARE

The England and Wales Cricket Board is the national governing body for all cricket in England and Wales, supporting the game at every level – from grassroots to professional.

We believe cricket is a force for good that can have an enduring impact on everyone’s lives and we have an ambitious strategy to inspire a generation to say ‘cricket is a game for me’. It provides great entertainment. It teaches important skills, both physical and social.  It can help inclusion and social cohesion, bringing communities together.

The ECB welcomes applications from all backgrounds to ensure we deliver our Inspiring Generations strategy and fulfil our purpose to connect communities and improve lives through cricket.

OUR VALUES

  • Stronger As One Team – We are stronger together. We allow for individual strengths and beliefs but head in the same direction. We respect, support and really listen to each other along the way.

  • Push New Boundaries – We are bold, brave and curious. We challenge and don’t settle. We forge the future whilst remembering our roots.

  • Be The Best In The Game – On & Off The Pitch – We train hard. We strive to be our best to help the team be the best. We celebrate our victories and learn from our let downs.

  • Passion For Play – We are here to inspire & be inspired. We are serious about what we do, but don’t take ourselves seriously. We enjoy the journey and have fun.

YOU'LL BE DOING

  • Work with the Science and Medicine and Operations teams to support performance through developing and implementing nutritional services. 

  • Support the men’s pathway teams including the England Lions on training camps and overseas tours. 

  • Indirectly support the England Men’s senior teams, with some direct player support as identified, and necessary.

  • Lead on the catering and supplement provision across the winter period, including the planning and implementation of menus and supplements for all men’s teams.

  • Actively promote the role of food to enhance performance, working closely with catering and operations managers, to ensure the food provision whilst training and touring is optimal for all men’s teams.

  • Work within the science and medicine team, aligning with other disciplines, to support identified players, screening and monitoring, injury and illness, and travel strategies.

  • Ensure that the delivery of nutrition support effectively meets the objectives and commitments of athletes, coaches and England Men’s Cricket.

  • Work with coaches and support staff in determining appropriate methods of implementing the overall programme of nutrition service.

  • Work within the rules of professional confidentiality, liaise with players, primary care managers, coaches and other support staff as appropriate within the rules of the SENr Code of Conduct, standards and guidelines.

  • Maintain a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with players and coaches on the ECB record keeping system, including detailed records of work done with individual players.

  • Maintain a comprehensive indexed database of supplements provided to all individual players and teams

YOU’LL HAVE

  • Degree (or equivalent) in Nutrition, Sports Science, Dietetics or related subject

  • Higher degree (IOC diploma in sports nutrition or PG Cert/Dip/Masters in Sports Nutrition or a related subject.

  • Graduate or Professional (preferred) on Sports and Exercise Nutrition registe

  • ISAK Level 1 Accreditation

  • Anti-Doping Clean Sport Advisor

  • A minimum of 3 year’s post graduate experience as a practicing registered sports nutritionist or dietitian 

  • A minimum of 3 years’ post graduate experience in the provision of nutritional support to athletes and coaches in an elite sporting environment

  • Experience of analysing the demands of a team sport in relation to their nutrition needs in order to develop, implement and evaluate nutrition programmes for individual athletes within that sport

  • Experience of working with chefs and writing catering guidelines

  • A knowledge of cricket as a sport and experience of working within cricket

  • Budgetary management experience and appreciation of a cost-effective service delivery

  • A verifiable record of working within a multidisciplinary team in the delivery of performance nutrition support in elite sport

  • Experience of working with supplement partners and managing key stakeholder relationships 

  • Effectively translate nutrition science into practical food advice

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the use of nutrition supplements and ergogenic aids 

  • Understanding of the nutritional issues (performance and clinical) relevant to high performance sport

  • Knowledge of nutritional support appropriate to the needs of high-performance athletes both in training and competition

  • An understanding of the various sports science and sports medicine disciplines

  • Ability to critically appraise scientific methodology and data

  • Ability to influence athletes and coaches to support programmes that impact on performance

  • Ability to communicate complex data in terms that are easily understood by a wide range of audiences

  • Good communication and presentation skills

  • An interest in sport and recognition of the importance of promoting and supporting equality, safeguarding and anti-doping within sport.

  • YOU’LL RECEIVE

  • £250-£300 day rate for all matches, training and screening days.

Please note that the dates required for overseas touring are: 

  • 6-28th November, 2022 – UAE camp 

  • 21st January – 19th February, 2023 – Sri Lanka competitive series 

  • Additional days will be required to support preparation and profiling days that will be identified (at a later date) prior to these two blocks. 

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 24th Aug 2022

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 24th Aug 2022