Sports Scientist at Oriam – Maternity Leave Cover

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Herriot-Watt University

FTE and working pattern: 10 hours per week (0.29 FTE), • 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., 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.


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


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


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



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