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Here at British Canoeing we set our standards high and pursue excellence in all that we do; as a National Governing Body of Sport and as a group of individuals.

Wordpress Backend Developer

Location: Based at National Watersports Centre, Nottingham

Hours: Full time, 37 Hours per week. 

Salary: Band 4 - £32,817 - £43,095

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.  This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing, as we are making progress in delivering Stronger Together – an exciting and ambitious strategy for Paddlesport in the UK (2017–2021).

Working in the IT and Digital department, we are looking for an ideal candidate to lead back-end development and maintenance of a complex and growing Wordpress multi-site serving the needs of people involved in paddlesports.

The role will include development of network-level core Wordpress plug-ins, the secure integration of external APIs in to the network and development of network APIs to ODI standards to access network data. In addition, the role will undertake a small amount of front-end work, such as improving page load speeds.

This will suit an experienced web developer with strong WordPress, PHP, and Javascript skills looking for a new challenge by joining a fantastic Organisation. As WordPress Developer you will work through the full life cycle and take ownership of delivery of projects.

This role will give you the opportunity to work on a wide range of digital products and websites. Candidates must be passionate about all things digital, and a team player.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter, clearly outlining your salary expectations to HR Department, British Canoeing, National Water sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU.  Or email [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 23rd July 2019 

Interviews will be held:  Thursday 1st August 2019 

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, British Canoeing is only permitted to ask an individual information about ‘unspent’ cautions and convictions. This will be carried out through completion of a DBS Basic Check.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

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Canoe Sprint Team Manager

HOURS: Full time (37 hours per week) – Permanent

LOCATION: Based at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham

Salary: Band 4, Range £32,817- £43,095

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.  This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing, as we are making progress in delivering Stronger Together - an exciting and ambitious new strategy for paddlesport in the UK (2017-2021).

With just over one year until the Tokyo Olympic Games we are now seeking to appoint a Canoe Sprint Team Manager to be an integral part of supporting our athletes, coaches and support staff to deliver on the international stage. The role is an exciting opportunity to work within an ambitious team to assist delivering a world class Performance Environment for its Olympic & Paralympic Podium and Podium Potential athletes. Responsibilities include planning and delivery of logistics for training camps and international competitions, ensuring clear internal and external communication. Another key component is working closely with the head coach to coordinate athlete performance meetings and lead on ensuring the annual performance review is delivered.

This exciting role would suit an individual who wants to be a part of an ambitious team with a clear performance objective. The role presents opportunities to influence culture and the performance environment and requires a versatile skill set including strong planning, communication and attention to detail. You must be able to work under pressure, whilst prioritising tasks to meet agreed deadlines, as well as meeting Health and Safety regulations.

This is a varied, interesting and busy role and the nature of the work requires some overseas travel, weekend working and working outside of normal office hours.

Candidates will ideally have experience of working in a high-performance sporting environment and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the athlete environment.

 For an informal chat please speak to Andy Maddock (Head of Performance - Operations) – [email protected]

To apply:

Please send a covering letter clearly stating your salary expectation and CV to:

HR Department, British Canoeing, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU.  Or Email [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 12.00noon 30th July 2019

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 8th August 2019 at Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, British Canoeing is only permitted to ask an individual information about ‘unspent’ cautions and convictions. This will be carried out through completion of a DBS Basic Check.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer. 

Finance Officer

HOURS: Part-time position (19 hours per week) permanent – negotiable but must include Friday and occasional weekend working (max 4-5 times per annum)

LOCATION: Based at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham

Salary: Band 3 - £21,845 - £23,000 pro rata

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.  This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing, as we are making progress in delivering Stronger Together - an exciting and ambitious new strategy for paddlesport in the UK (2017-2021).

We are looking for someone who can work relatively autonomously to provide accurate finance support and guidance across the organisation. The role will be responsible for ensuring effective financial control and accountability for British Canoeing as well as its wholly owned subsidiary British Canoeing Events Ltd. The role will operate as the first point of contact for internal and external stakeholders.

The post will accurately record financial transactions and maintain the financial ledgers on SAGE 50 as well as being involved adhoc support to the Finance Manager and Finance Director.

The successful candidate will ideally be part or full AAT qualified and have knowledge of good accounting practices. Experience of SAGE and high/intermediate use of Excel is essential. You will have demonstrable recent successful experience in a role(s) with similar responsibilities. You should have good computer literacy skills; experience in analysing financial information and strong numerical, verbal and written communication skills. You need to be a self-motivated team player with the ability to work cooperatively.

To apply:

Please send a covering letter clearly stating your salary expectation and CV to:

HR Department, British Canoeing, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU.  Or Email [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 12.00noon Friday 2nd August 2019

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14th August 2019

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, British Canoeing is only permitted to ask an individual information about ‘unspent’ cautions and convictions. This will be carried out through completion of a DBS Basic Check.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

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Finance Assistant

HOURS: Part-time position (30 hours per week) permanent – hours negotiable

LOCATION: Based at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham

Salary: Band 1 - £16,500 - £18,000 pro rata

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.  This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing, as we are making progress in delivering Stronger Together - an exciting and ambitious new strategy for paddlesport in the UK (2017-2021).

The post will be responsible for the maintenance and accurate recording of financial transactions within the financial ledgers on SAGE 50 as well as being involved in adhoc support to the Finance Officers and Finance Manager.

Experience of SAGE and high/intermediate use of Excel is desirable. You should have good computer literacy skills and strong numerical, verbal and written communication skills. You need to be a self-motivated team player with the ability to work cooperatively.

To apply:

Please send a covering letter clearly stating your salary expectation and CV to:

HR Department, British Canoeing, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU.  Or Email [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 12.00noon Friday 2nd August 2019

Interviews will be held on Thursday 15th August 2019

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, British Canoeing is only permitted to ask an individual information about ‘unspent’ cautions and convictions. This will be carried out through completion of a DBS Basic Check.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

Northern Region Talent Academy Coach-Canoe Slalom

Location: Northern Region

Hours: Part time, 10 Hours per week. 

Salary: Band 2 (Coaching) £20,910 - £30,110 (FTE)

This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing as we focus in on delivering our strategy for Tokyo 2020. In the last four years, British athletes have won multiple World Cup, European Championship, World Championship and Olympic medals in Canoe Slalom. British Canoeing has an aspiration to deliver even more medals at more championship events and to inspire the next generation of paddlers through exceptional performances. 

 The role will operate within the British Canoeing Athlete Pathway Framework, supporting the development of a sustainable regional infrastructure for talented paddlers throughout England. They will play an important role in delivering a stronger talent pool with an increase in numbers and depth of paddler and enables every athlete to fulfil their potential and establish a sporting habit for life. 

The primary remit of the Regional Talent coach will be to support the England Slalom Talent Programme in the Northern region, providing coaching delivery to identified England Talent Programme athletes selected to the Northern Regional Talent Academy squad.

They will provide a key link between British Canoeing and the clubs in the Region, therefore successful candidates will need to demonstrate an understanding of the skills required by a Coach operating at Slalom Coach Award level and above, as well as experience of operating in a club environment with young people and volunteers.

For an informal chat please speak to Richard Ramsdale (Head of Talent) – [email protected] 

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to: HR Department, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU or email [email protected] 

Closing date for applications: Monday 5th August 2019.

Interviews will take place:  Monday 19th August 2019 at British Canoeing offices. National Watersports centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham.

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, British Canoeing is only permitted to ask an individual information about ‘unspent’ cautions and convictions. This will be carried out through completion of a DBS Basic Check.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

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Operations Support (Performance Environment) and Maintenance Support (Performance Environment)

VACANCY FOR 2 ROLES 

Role 1: Operations Support (Performance Environment) 0.5 FTE

Role 2: Maintenance Support (Performance Environment) 0.5 FTE

HOURS: TWO PART TIME 0.5 FTE Roles (18.5 hours per week) – Permanent

LOCATION: Based at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham

Salary: Band 2, Circa £20-21k Pro-Rata

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.  This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing, as we are making progress in delivering Stronger Together - an exciting and ambitious new strategy for paddlesport in the UK (2017-2021).

We are now seeking to appoint two part time Operations Support & Maintenance Support roles to assist delivering a world class Performance Environment DTE (Daily Training Environment) for its Olympic & Paralympic Podium and Podium Potential athletes by supporting the facility management, logistics, fleet and Equipment of the British Canoeing Holme Pierrepont High Performance Centre.

The role would suit individuals who want to join an ambitious team and ensuring that the day to day operations of the Olympic & Paralympic programmes are delivered to meet the needs of the athletes and coaches. The 2 post holders will work collaboratively to deliver the needs of the programmes. The roles have a distinct skill set as outlined below:

Maintenance Support 0.5 FTE: Focused more on the maintenance and set up of the Sprint start Gate system and ensuring the boat shed environment is maintained to the required standard including maintenance of equipment and coaching bikes. Practical skills and experience are most important here.

Operations Support 0.5 FTE: Focused on minibus and trailer preparation & maintenance, health & safety, equipment management and inventory, clothing distribution and admin support at busy periods.

You must be able to work under pressure, whilst prioritising tasks to meet agreed deadlines, as well as meeting Health and Safety regulations. Some driving duties will be required with both roles.

These are varied, interesting and busy roles and due to the nature of the work there will be a requirement for some working outside of normal office hours and flexibility on when work is delivered.

For an informal chat please speak to Andy Maddock (Head of Performance - Operations) – [email protected]  

To apply:

Please send a covering letter clearly stating the role you wish to apply for and a CV to:

HR Department, British Canoeing, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU.  Or Email [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 12.00noon on Monday 5th August 2019

Interviews will be held on Thursday 15th August 2019

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, British Canoeing is only permitted to ask an individual information about ‘unspent’ cautions and convictions. This will be carried out through completion of a DBS Basic Check.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

Safeguarding & Disciplinary Case Officer

Location: Based at National Watersports Centre, Nottingham

Hours: Full time, 37 Hours per week. Salary: Band 3 £21,845 - £31,456

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.  This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing, as we are making progress in delivering Stronger Together – an exciting and ambitious strategy for Paddlesport in the UK (2017–2021).

This is a key role within our Governance team and the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a level of knowledge, experience and skills in the areas of safeguarding, disputes and disciplinary matters. Candidates must have a thorough understanding of disclosure requirements and experience of case management procedures, combined with outstanding communication and organisational skills and the ability to take individual responsibility for cases to completion. 

The ability to work independently and as part of a team and be able to provide solutions whilst remaining impartial and objective is essential as is experience of handling confidential and sensitive information.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter, clearly outlining your salary expectations to HR Department, British Canoeing, National Water sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU.  Or email [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Friday 9th August 2019 

Interviews will be held:  Thursday 22nd August 2019

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, British Canoeing is only permitted to ask an individual information about ‘unspent’ cautions and convictions. This will be carried out through completion of a DBS Basic Check.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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