Recruitment

 
SENIOR PERFORMANCE ASSISTANT – 12 month fixed term
 
British Showjumping, the National Governing Body for Showjumping in Britain, is currently seeking to appoint a Senior Performance Assistant to work as a member of the Performance Team at their office based in Meriden, West Midlands. The role is a fixed term 12 month contract.
 
The successful application will work in close collaboration with the Head of Performance and in support of key discipline stakeholders to facilitate the delivery of a high performance team and competition environment. The role also provides administrative and logistical support to British Showjumping members competing internationally.
 
Key Accountabilities:
 
Team Operations
  • Managing the logistics activities associated with the team entries and support for all teams.
  • Booking accommodation, flights and shuttles for team personnel at Nations Cup and Championship Shows
  • Deputising for the Head of Performance through attendance at national and international competitions where needed, providing on–the-ground organisational and analysis support to the teams.
 
Performance analysis
  • Capturing video footage for all identified competitors both nationally and internationally, and share with internal and external stakeholders via an online platform.
  • Preparing, tracking and analysing performance data for young horses.
  • Providing the Head of Performance and key personnel with specified analysis information of horses and riders.
 
Relationships & Cultural Development
  • Providing administrative support as required to the Head of Performance.
  • Acting as key point of contact and support for International Riders, Owners, Chef d’Equipes and Team Managers in relation to administrative and logistical support.
  • Administering international registrations, competition entries and passports/rider licenses.
  • Administering the international show calendar, submission of dates to the FEI, and the timely submission of schedules.
  • Working closely with international Show Organisers within the UK, to support the delivery of top quality competitions.
 
Person Specification:
 
Knowledge and experience:
  • A detailed knowledge and understanding of the structures and operations of British Showjumping at National and the FEI at International level.
  • Knowledge of FEI entries, rules and competition structure.
  • Experience of working with a variety of stakeholders
  • Awareness of Safeguarding and Data Protection legislative requirements and Clean Sport rules.
  • Experience of inputting, interpreting and presenting sport performance data.
 
 
Skills and abilities:
  • Strong organisational and analytical skillsets.
  • Ability to work within a team and on your own.
  • Actively demonstrates a high initiative.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to keep calm and in control under pressure.
 
Personal style and behaviour:
  • Positive team working & personal impact
  • Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • A good communication style and emotional intelligence.
  • Attention to detail.
  • A willingness to travel, with occasional overnight stays.
  • Flexible, as occasional weekend or evening work may be required.
 
Contractual Details:
  • Core working hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday inclusive. 
  • Holiday entitlement:  22 days holiday per annum plus statutory bank holiday.
  • Salary:  Negotiable dependent on experience.
 
To apply please send a covering letter with CV to Lisa De Winter, Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive, British Showjumping, Meriden Business Park, Copse Drive, Meriden, West Midlands, CV5 9RG or email:  Lisa.Dewinter@BritishShowjumping.co.uk. Please note we reserve the right to close the vacancy early in light of a large response. 
 
Closing date for applications:     Tuesday, 16th October 2018 at 12 noon.
Interview date:                          Tuesday, 23rd October 2018