Training is a fundamental aspect of cycling performance. The purpose of this role is to ensure contemporary training science and physiology knowledge and research are translated into best practice in coaching and performance support.
BASED: The location is flexible although you will be expected to spend between 80-150 days at training camps and races across Europe
HOURS OF WORK: Our business doesn’t operate on a usual Monday to Friday, 9-5, so working outside normal office hours and days may be required to fulfil the requirements of the role.
SALARY: Competitive salary dependent on experience.
The INEOS Grenadiers are the world's most successful professional cycling team. Over the last decade, the team has won 11 Grand Tours with five different riders, four of them British, as well as many of the sport's other prestigious races. The organisation prides itself on being pioneers within the sport, and this philosophy is incorporated in all aspects of the organisation.
Training is a fundamental aspect of cycling performance. The purpose of this role is to ensure contemporary training science and physiology knowledge and research are translated into best practice in coaching and performance support. The successful candidate will directly support the training environment. They will also lead the design and delivery of performance-focussed R&D programmes in applied physiology, implementing findings across team practices in training and racing.
- Responsible for the dissemination of contemporary physiology knowledge and research into coaching and performance support practice
- Responsible for the planning and delivery of performance-focussed R&D programmes that are specific to training, racing and recovery
- Responsible for the design and delivery of new training, acclimatisation, recovery and other performance programmes to riders and staff
- Oversee the collection and management of performance-related data (e.g. power data, hydration, core temperature, etc.) that is underpinned by rigorous, valid and reliable data collection methods
- Participate in all relevant conference calls and meetings
- Maintain robust records of all interventions and track measurable outcomes
- Ensure that all strategies are underpinned by best-in-class knowledge that relates to the core determinants of performance in elite cycling
- Maintain high performing relationships with all key stakeholders including; team principal, coaches, medical staff, sports directors and additional support staff
- Maintain a high standard of professional conduct at all times, adhering to codes of conduct of relevant professional bodies and the WADA code
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
- Able to deliver meaningful performance impact in endurance and/or weight-sensitive sports
- Capable of translating applied physiology requirements into practical solutions in the field
- Ability to work collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams
- Able to critically analyse the demands of the event, and the relevant scientific literature to provide specific performance solutions for training and competition
- Ability to design, deliver and manage training and acclimatisation programmes
- Superb communication and presentation skills
- Excellent data collection, management, and presentation skills
- Ability to positively influence staff and athlete behaviour
EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
- At least 5 years of experience in delivering applied physiology support services in a high-performance sport environment
- Specific expertise in the areas of endurance training and/or environmental physiology
- Experience of working within cycling
- Multilingual (priority languages are English and Spanish) (Desirable)
- Experience of working within cycling at World-Tour or Pro-Continental level (Desirable)
EDUCATION, TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS
- BSc Hons (or equivalent) in Sport Science, Exercise Physiology or similar
- MSc (or equivalent) in Sport Science, Exercise Physiology or similar
- PhD (or equivalent) in Sport Science, Exercise Physiology or similar
- Professional accreditation with a relevant recognised association, e.g. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) or international equivalent
- UKAD Antidoping advisor (or international equivalent)