Director of Performance - UK Sport - Closing date 6 December 2020

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  • London, Currently working remotely given restrictions
  • Nov 13, 2020
Full time   Performance

Job Description

Are you passionate about showcasing Britain’s sporting success on the global stage? Committed to inspiring the nation, bringing communities and countries together as we create new decade of exceptional sporting moments? Are you an exceptional leader and relationship builder, skilfully able to lead a large team, whilst bringing your knowledge and experience of elite performance sport? Are you considered by your peers to be a performance expert who can truly lead British Olympic and Paralympic success? If so, we want to hear from you.

Following our pausing of this recruitment after the summer, we are now restarting our recruitment for this critical post. Now, more than ever, it is critical that the Director of Performance is able to work closely with our senior leaders in sports, understanding their new world and using that insight to shape our future. It is a unique role, representing one of the most significant global appointment opportunities in high-performance sport.

We’re searching for an outstanding leader, an innovative thinker and a results-driven team‐player to play an integral role in UK Sport’s leadership team. Working directly for our CEO and leading a highly talented and committed team, you’ll be joining us at an exciting time in Britain’s sporting success story. Join us and you’ll be leading our work in shaping the work of our performance directorate, linking it to the future organisational strategy. Shaping our pathway to success through Beijing, Paris and beyond. Through horizon scanning and identifying the next performance opportunity gains, you will be ensuring that we uphold Britain’s global leadership position on the sporting stage and continue to inspire a nation.

The Tokyo Games are soon upon us. Our sports are ready to deliver on the greatest stage.

If you think you have what it takes, please read our detailed recruitment pack (link in how to apply section) or pick up the phone and speak to Dawn Brown in confidence to find out more about the role. Dawn can be contacted by mobile on 079369 228160 or via email at

We are particularly interested to hear from candidates who have not previously applied.

About UK Sport

Working at UK Sport is all about how we can inspire the nation through Olympic and Paralympic success. We know the power that sport has and we want to deliver inspirational sporting moments that the whole county can feel proud about and motivated by, through success at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, through the staging of major international sporting events in the UK and by making sure all of our sports are run with world leading standards of culture, governance and integrity.

Want to find out what it’s really like to work here? Then please follow this link to hear from current staff:

UK Sport offer a competitive benefit package this includes:
• Defined benefit pension scheme
• Employer pension contribution of 12%
• Pension Allowance of 4%
• 6 weeks Annual Leave
• Interest free season ticket loans
• Enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Parental Leave
• Healthy Lifestyle allowance of up to £480 per year
• Cycle to Work Scheme