England Regional Talent Academy Coach (Canoe Slalom)
England Regional Talent Academy Coach (Canoe Slalom) – Central Region
12- month contract to cover Maternity Leave (1st Sept 2018- 1st Sept 2019)
Location: National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham
Salary: £22k full time equivalent
Hours: 10 hours per week
The England Regional Talent Academy Coaches operate within the British Canoeing Athlete Pathway Framework. The role supports the England Slalom Talent Programme in the Central region, providing coaching delivery to identified British Canoeing programme athletes selected to the Central Regional Talent Academy squad.
The Regional Talent Academy Coach provides a critical first stepping stone onto the England Talent Programme, supporting the development of a sustainable regional infrastructure for aspiring young paddlers. The role will involve working in conjunction with local clubs, coaches, volunteers and parents to ensure that opportunities and experiences for athletes based in the Central region exist for them to progress, thrive and excel, ultimately contributing to a stronger talent pool and enabling more young people to fulfil their potential and develop a sporting habit for life.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop, deliver and modify, as required, individualised training and preparation programmes to improve the performance of young athletes. They will also be a team player, willing to embrace an integrated and collaborative approach to talent development.
To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to:
HR Department, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU firstname.lastname@example.org
For an informal confidential discussion about the role please contact Richard Ramsdale, Talent Pathway Manager (Slalom) email@example.com
A role profile and person specification can be found on our website at www.britishcanoeing.org.uk
Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 20th July 2018.
Interviews will take place at the National Water Sports Centre on Wednesday 8th August 2018
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers. This role will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Barred List Check.
British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.
Podium Potential Technical Coach (Endurance), Canoe Sprint
Part time position 22.5 hours per week 0.6 FTE (equivalent of 3 days per week)
Based at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham
Salary £32,000 to £40,000. pro rata depending on experience
This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing, as we develop our ambitious new strategy for paddlesport in the UK. In the last four years, British athletes have won multiple World Cup, European Championship, World Championship and Olympic medals in Canoe Sprint. British Canoeing has an aspiration to deliver more medals in Tokyo and beyond and to inspire the next generation of athletes to pursue a passion for paddling.
The British Canoeing Podium Potential Technical Coach (Endurance) role will operate within the British Canoeing World Class Programme, supporting the development of nominated Podium Potential Programme and England Performance Squad athletes across the Sprint 1000m Kayak events under the direction of the Head Coach.
The purpose of the post is to develop athletes to be capable of winning World and Olympic medals within the Paris Olympic cycle and beyond. This role will suit someone who can lead with a clear vision for the 1000m events and puts athletes at the heart of everything they do with positivity, encouragement and elite training plans. Having the ability to create a group training ethos to maximise competition, learning and development will also be crucial for this role.
Due to the nature of the work and to be successful in the role, the post holder will need to be located within easy travelling distance of the National Watersports Centre, in order that they can be flexible to accommodate the training needs of both full time and student athletes. They need to be willing to work unsociable hours, including weekends, and able to spend extended periods of time abroad, as required, to deliver the best programmes possible for GB athletes.
It is essential that the candidate has Kayak coaching experience and is able to provide individualised technical coaching support to Podium Potential Programme athletes within the UK and abroad at training camps and international events as designated by the British Canoeing Head Coach - Sprint. The candidate will be working closely with the Podium Technical Coach (Endurance) and aligning the 1000m strategy at a development level.
Depending on the successful development of the 1000m programme, there is the potential for this role to develop into a full-time position.
For an informal discussion about the role then please contact:
Head Coach, Rene Olsen at, or Lead Podium Potential Coach, Kristina Medovcikova at
If you think you could make a difference to our team, the please send a covering letter and CV to:
HR Department, British Canoeing, National Water sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU. Email.
Closing date for applications: Monday, 13th August 2018
Interview dates: Tuesday 28th August 2018, Wednesday 29th August 2018
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers. This role will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Barred List Check
British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer