Consultant Psychologist – GB Women’s Squad

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Job Title: Consultant Psychologist – GB Women’s Squad

Location: In person and remote camp and competition-based delivery both in the UK and abroad.

Contract Period: Contractor role based on camp & competition programme with a fixed term to end of September 2024.

Hours of Work: Up to 40 days delivery between time of appointment and end of contract.

Closing Date: Tuesday 2nd January @ 5pm.

Interview Dates:

Phase 1 – Friday 12th January (Online)

Phase 2 – Tuesday 23rd January (In Person – Worcester)

Role Overview:

Joining an existing performance support structure to best support our athletes, BWB is seeking a Consultant Psychologist to work with the GB Women’s Senior squad in the lead up to the Paris 2024 Paralympics.

This role offers an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced psychologist to take on a lead role in the development and delivery of psychological support within the following areas –

  • Work with the Performance Director, Women’s Head Coach and Senior Players Group to continue to embed resilience and a high-performance mindset by creating psychologically informed performance environments.
  • Delivery within specific performance projects as highlighted through the wider performance team, annual planning process and individual athlete plans.

Key Responsibilities:

Performance Psychology Support

  • Work with the performance team to identify psychological support requirements and deliver team psychology projects accordingly.
  • Work with prioritised individual athletes and their coaching and performance support team to create and deliver performance-focused psychological development plans underpinned by evidence-based practice and linked to the individual athlete’s performance plan.
  • Work collaboratively with the Head of Performance Support to align psychological support and coordinated delivery.
  • Work within the rules of the UK Professional Code of Conduct, standards, and guidelines and, where appropriate, BWB policies.
  • Maintain a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with athletes and coaches.

Performance Culture

  • Apply your knowledge of developing effective working relationships across the WCP to promote an effective performance culture within the WCP.
  • Provide feedback and influence the direction of the BWB environment by participating in and leading culture-related projects or working groups.
  • Create and promote opportunities for athletes and staff to continue to feed into cultural development.

Positive Mental Health

  • Deliver psychological support to athletes to promote positive mental health, enhance psychological well-being, and support athlete welfare.
  • Work collaboratively with Performance Lifestyle practitioners to deliver a well-being strategy that underpins performance at WCP levels by developing an aligned approach to the psycho-social development.
  • Within the rules of professional confidentiality liaise with athletes, primary care managers, parents, coaches, and other support staff as appropriate.

Key Dates: 

Camp and competition dates (UK unless stated) for reference with attendance to be discussed with Performance Director, Women’s Head Coach and Head of Performance Support:

  • 23rd January – Camp (Worcester)
  • 13th – 20th February 2024 – Competition (Japan)

* Ideally the successful candidate would be available to attend the two opportunities above

  • 27th – 29th February 2024 – Training Camp
  • 26th – 29th March 2024 – Training Camp / Competition (Holland)
  • 2nd – 5th April 2024 – Training Camp / Competition (Germany)
  • 7th – 9th May 2024 – Training Camp
  • 10th – 12th June 2024 – Training Camp
  • 17th – 20th June 2024 – Training Camp
  • 25th – 28th June 2024 – Training Camp
  • 1st – 5th July 2024 – Training Camp
  • 15th – 18th July 2024 – Training Camp
  • 24th – 26th July 2024 – Training Camp
  • 5th – 9th August 2024 – Training Camp

Job Description: Full Job Description and Person Specification

How to Apply: 

Please complete the British Wheelchair Basketball Application Form (below)

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

BWB is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications irrespective of age, disability, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation.

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