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The English Institute of Sport

The English Institute of Sport (EIS) provides outstanding support services to improve sporting performance. A network of over 300 world-leading experts and practitioners in science, medicine, technology and engineering enables athletes to excel and realise their potential.

Established in 2002 and grant funded by UK Sport, the EIS works in partnership with Olympic and Paralympic sports to put people at the heart of extraordinary performance. 

We are committed to building a workplace at the EIS where everyone feels welcome and respected, irrespective of age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, disability, marital status, religion or belief. In order to keep this high on our agenda, we have created an internal working group to champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion matters.

 Our organisational values are: 

  • Care
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Excellence

 

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Our Values

The EIS values are: Innovation, Collaboration, Excellence.

We believe in living by our values, and we believe these values underpin all of our work.

We describe our values in the following way:

Innovation

  • We are always a step ahead
  • A culture of questioning, exploration and new opportunities
  • Making it happen
  • Encourage the application of evidence-based projects and ideas

Collaboration

  • We are always focused on the common goal
  • Effective communication across the organisation and wider
  • Collective excellence -sharing knowledge, opinions, ideas, technology, experiences
  • Inclusive culture - everyone is respected and valued for their contribution

Excellence

  • We believe in being the best we can
  • Pushing boundaries
  • Promoting and challenging global best practice
  • Developing ourselves
  • Reflecting and constantly improving
  • Continual personal and professional development

Care

  • We empower our colleagues
  • We engage and support our colleagues who need a listening ear
  • We engage and support our colleagues who require assistance

Diversity & Inclusion

At the EIS we know that it is through the strength of our differences - and sport's unique power to include and inspire - that we will enable the extraordinary. Our focus on promoting diversity, equality of opportunity and inclusion is reflected in all aspects of our work, both internal and external. We recruit and reward based solely on capability and performance - regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, educational background, religion, physical ability or any other remarkable characteristic that makes us all who we are.

We value equality and diversity

The EIS is committed to promoting equality, eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation and promoting good relations.

The EIS is a Disability Confident Committed Employer

  • The EIS has recently been awarded a Disability Confident Committed certificate. As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, we have committed to:
  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicating and promoting vacancies
  • Offering an interview to disabled people
  • Anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
  • Supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long-term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • At least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people

Achieving a healthy work-life balance

We pride ourselves in being able to offer our employees with a wide range of working arrangements that balance their commitments and help achieve a healthy work-life balance. This enables us to retain the very best talent in the world whilst delivering world class services to elite athletes.

At the EIS we recognise that one size doesn’t fit all and we are agile enough to accommodate employees changing personal and professional circumstances to enable them to be the best they can be.

 
 
 
 
 

Benefits at The English Institute of Sport

List of all the benefits that The English Institute of Sport are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Sabbatical & Career Break
  • Legal Support
  • Relocation
  • Family Crisis Support
  • Education Support
  • Bonus and Discount Schemes
  • Medical Support
  • Parental Benefits (inc. Adoption Support)
  • Remote Work
  • Professional Development

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