JOB DESCRIPTION Post: Sports Science Technician Responsible to: Institute Managers Location: Normal place of work is Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens Cardiff Salary: £17,00-£20,250 per annum, pro rata (£8,500-£10,125) Part time, 18.5 hrs Contract: Fixed term 2 years Job Purpose: The general management of the Sport Wales BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) accredited physiology laboratory. This includes the maintenance, preparation, calibration and safe-keeping of laboratory equipment, together with the overseeing of safe laboratory practice. The post involves working closely with the sport science and medicine staff as well as coaches and athletes of supported sports to deliver a World Class bases accredited Laboratory to support programmes and athletes from the Olympic and Paralympic sports on to the World Class Performance Pathway as well as to funded athletes from non-Olympic Commonwealth sports based within Wales. Job Context The technician will be an integral part of the Sport Wales Institute. They will work as part of a multidisciplinary team under the guidance of the Institute managersand physiology staff and will also be involved in the design and development of the Sports science and medicine provision. Key Tasks: 1. To co-ordinate repair and maintenance work for all equipment utilised in the Sport Wales physiology laboratory and ensure software is current 2. To carry out comprehensive calibration and general equipment maintenance, and ensure electronic records are kept up to date 3. To manage equipment service contracts, warranty policies and consumable stock levels. 4. To undertake general housekeeping of the laboratory and stores and ensure that equipment is in good working order at all times. 5. To ensure that the laboratory is clean, hygienic and operated as a clinical environment in line with BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) standards. 6. To be involved in the on-going development of the laboratory, including researching new and/or upgrades of equipment and products 7. Liaise and work effectively as part of the Sports Wales Institute to assist in the preparation and delivery of sport science support including delivering educational workshops and presentation. 8. To help create a high performance environment within the Sport Wales Institute through the provision of laboratory support. 9. Attend & contribute to Sport Wales Institute & NGB meetings as appropriate. 10. Provide regular oral and written reports associated with Labsupport at appropriate meetings. 11. Work within the rules of the relevant Professional Code of Conduct, professional confidentiality, standards and guidelines. 12. Participate in ad hoc projects and/or research and or applied research across the Institute This list is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive as there may be other duties and responsibilities which the Sports Council for Wales may require the post-holder to perform from time to time in the implementation of its policies. Mark Nicholls 04 October 2012 PERSON SPECIFICATION Essential Desirable Education and Professional Qualifications 2:1 sports science related degree First Aid Qualification BASES supervised working towards Accreditation Post Graduate degree in a sports related subject BASES Accreditation Experience Practical/laboratory experience in sports science Previous experience as a laboratory technician Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of services to high performance athletes and coaches. Experience of using specialist software Knowledge Safe laboratory practice procedures Use of laboratory equipment relevant to sport and exercise science Core concepts of sport and exercise science Information and communication technology An understanding of the needs of elite athletes and coaches in a high performance environment A good understanding of the various sports science and medicine discipline, recognising the role of each discipline in the provision of support services within a multidisciplinary team A strong understanding of Physiology principles and their application to elite sports across a range of sport disciplines e.g. technical, strength/ power, weight class, endurance. Has a good understanding of physiological requirements, biochemistry and nutrition science. An understanding of anti-doping polices as enforced by national governing bodies, international federations, Olympic Associations and other relevant organisations. Skills, Aptitudes & Abilities Is able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to impact performance and is able to identify and input physiology support within the MDT Skilled in demonstrating the use of laboratory/ technical equipment Ability to implement innovative ideas and influence athlete and coach support programmes impact on performance Ability to work under pressure Ability to problem solves&makes decisions in performance situations. Ability to monitor and interpret body composition data and give appropriate feedback to athletes and staff Ability to work both alone and as part of a team. Welsh language Personal Qualities Is able to respond & adapt positively to a variety of situations and people, in order to meet changing priorities Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise own workload especially under time constraints with conflicting demands Takes responsibility for decisions, accuracy and quality of own work. Excellent communication skills using appropriate language and style relevant to the audience Highly motivated with a passion for high performance sport A high work ethic with attention to detail Efficient Ability to work without day to day direction Is committed to personal CPD and takes personal responsibility for quality and continuous improvement. Current driving licence Other Considerations This role does involve training, supervising, working with and/or being in sole charge of children and young people. The successful applicant will therefore be required to apply for a disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). A disclosure is an impartial and confidential document that details an individual’s criminal record and where appropriate gives details of those who are banned from working with children.