British Cycling has opened the recruitment process for the role of head of medical services for the Great Britain Cycling Team.
The new role went to advert on July 11th, along with the recruitment of a new head of performance support and a new medical co-ordinator – the recruitment process for both roles will open shortly.
The head of medical services role will report directly to the performance director Stephen Park, and hold the responsibility of ”leading a progressive and impactful medical function that supports riders’ wellbeing and performance,” and ”to deliver a clinical service that optimises rider availability and readiness to train and compete.”
The overhaul of medical services comes as part of wider changes across British Cycling as the governing body continues to implement the 39 point action plan that was written in response to the findings of the Cycling Independent Review.
Performance director Stephen Park said: “The appointment of a head of medical services is a big step forward for the Great Britain Cycling Team as we strive to enhance the welfare of our riders. To ensure we remain world leaders in our sport, it is imperative that we provide our athletes and coaches with the best support possible. Once we have filled this post and the new positions of head of performance support and medical assistant, our performance services provision to riders will move closer to our aspirations to be world’s best.”
More information about the role can be found here.