26 February 2021

Job alert: Performance Services Officer

Organisation: British Paralympic Association

Contract: Fixed term contract until 31st October 2021

Salary: Circa £23,000

Location: Loughborough. Travel may also be required in the UK as necessary. Please note that in the current COVID-19 pandemic, all BPA staff are working remotely most of the time; this role will also be home-based until the public health situation changes significantly.

Job Description

Are you passionate about high performance sport? Would you like to play a key role in supporting British athletes at one of the biggest sporting events in the world?

We are the British Paralympic Association, or the BPA. As the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) for Great Britain, it is our responsibility to select, prepare, enter, fund and manage the ParalympicsGB at the Paralympic Games. We also promote the success of the ParalympicsGB team and its athletes to inspire wider social change.

With the Tokyo 2020 Games coming up, there could not be a more exciting time to join us!

We are looking for an individual who wishes to start their career in high performance sport. Your meticulous attention to detail and strong administration skills will help deliver multiple projects across areas as diverse as Safeguarding, Anti-Doping, Athlete Education, and pre-Games Preparation camps. A key part of the role is to support several managers so your ability to be flexible and switch between projects is crucial.

This will be a busy and varied role and represents a really good chance to experience a unique environment as the BPA gears up for the final preparations to deliver an optimal environment at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The environment is very positive and fun as you would expect in a sporting organisation, but we work hard.

And we’ll be doing everything we can to support you every step of the way - we’re committed to helping all of our staff develop their skills and reach their full potential.

Please refer to the job description to see the main tasks and responsibilities.

The BPA is fully committed to the principles of the equality of opportunity. It is responsible for ensuring that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment, on the grounds of age, gender reassignment, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, race, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, disability, or socio-economic background than any other.

Disabled applicants meeting the minimum requirement of the role will be offered an interview. Please indicate in your cover letter if this may be applicable to your application.

How to apply

For details of the person specification download the Job Description and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form below:

Please send a role specific cover letter, completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, CV and indication of current salary to Terry Race Corporate Services Officer, at jobs@paralympics.org.uk

All enquiries are to be directed to the email listed and no phone enquiries will be taken.

Closing Date: 12 March 2021

Interviews: Will be held virtually in the week commencing 22 March

Start date: It is an essential requirement of this role that you are able to start work by 26 April 2021.

Candidates who have been shortlisted for interview will be notified by 19 March.

Data Protection: The BPA will process and store and your personal information (this means any information that identifies or could identify you) for the purposes of recruitment, for a period of up to six months after the closing date, after which it will be securely disposed.

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