University of East London

University of East London

High Performance Athlete Support

High Performance Athlete Support

Location: Docklands Campus Salary: Starting from £33,661 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Post Type: Full Time Post Type: Permanent Closing Date: Monday 08 April 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 0687-24-PS

The University of East London (UEL) is now one of the leading Universities for performance sport in the UK, particularly in terms of supporting elite athletes looking to pursue a University degree.

UEL has achieved a number of milestones including becoming a Sport England TASS Delivery Site and becoming one of the first Dual Career Accredited universities. We also partner with some of the leading sports organisations in the country including Sport England and British Wheelchair Basketball.

Our students have achieved unprecedented levels of success both in BUCS, regional, national and international competition and we have seen an ever increasing number of student athletes studying at UEL whilst competing professionally or on the international stage.

Our success has been driven by delivering a programme that aims to provide an outstanding service in line with our values as a University. East London Sport focuses on supporting our student athletes as part of their journey in elite sport, by providing the best environment to manage their own dual career ambitions.

An exciting opportunity is now available within the universities High Performance Sport Team, to drive the continued development of the programme as part of the wider universities new corporate strategy, Vision 2028 and Global Sports Strategy.

Educated to degree level with experience in a performance sport environment (ideally in the H.E sector) and with a TALS (or Similar) qualification. The successful candidate will be responsible for working on a daily basis with some of the most talented university athletes in the UK, supporting them to succeed both academically and in a sporting environment. This will be achieved through the creation and implementation of a dual career programme that provides holistic support that puts the persons wellbeing first.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a track record of successfully working closely with students or athletes in a sporting or academic environment, an ability to support the development of an individual, a clear understanding of managing the requirements of elite sports people and an outstanding ability to work within and oversee a multi-disciplinary team.

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification

To contact the recruitment team please phone+44 20 8223 3000 x 4600 or e-mail [email protected]

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.

Job details


High Performance Athlete Support


University of East London


United Kingdom


March 26, 2024

Application deadline

April 08, 2024

Job type



Business and Economics,Education

About the employer

University of East London (UEL) is a public university that comprises three colleges; College of Applied Health and Communities, College of Arts, Technology and Innovation, and College of Professional Services. The university is counted among the top academic institutions that provide quality education and excellent career opportunities to its students.

UEL has three campuses located in London, including Docklands Campus, Stratford Campus, and University Square. The university administers over 90 societies and clubs, and two student hubs. Also, university students have access to one of the greatest gymnasiums in London, Underground Bar, numerous restaurants and cafes. Located at the Docklands campus, the £21-million Sports Dock complex has two indoor sports arenas, an excellent fitness center, aerobics and dance studios, outdoor pitches and a sports therapy clinic. The outdoor sports facilities at the Docklands campus include football pitches, an outdoor gym, and a basketball court. Located at the Stratford campus, the well-known Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has a tennis court, hockey fields, and a swimming pool. All university campuses maintain good residential facilities and have a pro-learning environment.

UEL offers numerous undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time degree courses in various fields such as business, law, social science, journalism, architecture, engineering, health, sports, sciences, psychology, and arts. Also, the university provides apprenticeship, research, and study abroad programs. The university also has partnerships with many national and international organizations in 10 countries that present students with several professional opportunities and a global perspective. The university has set up the Centre for Student Success to provide them with a strong support network that ensures the growth and development of the personalities and employability of the students. The university's employment hub helps students secure internships, placements, and work experiences after they graduate.

UEL has around 100,000 alumni based in 135 countries across the globe. Firoz Patel is the founder of the renowned charity organization Childreach International. Tony Rochford is the director of programming at MTV UK and has worked in some popular TV channels like CBeebies. Adam Gemili is a star athlete and the first Briton ever to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds and 200 meters in under 20 seconds. Roger Taylor is a popular musician, songwriter, and singer and is the drummer in the famous British rock band, Queen. Rupa Asha Huq is a columnist, DJ, and British Labor Party politician. Last but not least, Kemi Adeosun was the Nigerian finance minister in 2015.

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