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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.

Academy Programme Technical Coach - Canoe Slalom

Location: Based at Lee Valley Whitewater Centre, Herts 

Hours: Full time, 37 Hours per week. 

Salary: Band 3 (Coaching) Salary circa £32,000 – £35,000, dependent upon experience

This role represents a fantastic opportunity to join British Canoeing as we look to deliver on our 2021 ambitions and implement our strategy for future success in the Paris cycle beyond to L.A. British Canoeing looks to take an athlete centred approach with everything we do and places high value on coaching, values and teamwork in developing athlete performance.

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. British athletes have achieved medal success at each of the last five Olympic Games. The Rio Games were the most successful ever, with the Slalom team winning gold and silver Olympic medals. 

The British Canoeing World Class Slalom Programme operates from the High-Performance Centre at Lee Valley White Water Centre (LVWWC), the venue for the 2012 London Games and the best Canoe Slalom site in the world.

 British Canoeing is seeking to appoint an Academy Programme Technical Coach – Canoe Slalom. Principally working from the Lee Valley High Performance Centre. The purpose of the post is to develop talented Junior and U23 athletes who have progressed from Home Nation Programmes onto the Academy programme moving them towards Senior Team and achieving Senior Final performances over the next four years and establishing a strong pool of athletes for L.A. It will involve working as part an exceptional team operating a world class environment to support athletes to be the best they can be and connecting with Home Nation Coaches to help any transitioning athletes to LVWWC. 

 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 LVWWC, 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 at times travel within the UK to support racing and training opportunities as required to deliver the best programmes possible for GB U23 and Junior athletes. They will also need to spend time abroad at training camps and international events as designated by the British Canoeing Canoe Slalom Lead Academy Coach or the Head Coach.

It is essential that the candidate has both Canoe and Kayak coaching experience and able to provide individualised technical coaching support to male and female athletes. The candidate should also be able to work with a range of ages and be able to maximise the long term development of paddlers as both athletes and as people for a healthy, successful career in the sport.

For an informal chat please speak to Greg Hitchen (Lead Podium Potential Programme Coach) – [email protected]

To apply, please send a cover letter outlining your personal qualities, skills, experience and motivation for applying for the role. Please also clearly state your salary expectations.  In addition, we also require a one-page CV. Please send via email to [email protected].

Closing date for applications: 12.00noon Monday 17th August 2020

Interviews will be held:  Week commencing 31st August 2020 on line, and at LVWWC as appropriate under the current Covid-19 measures.

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.

Podium Programme Technical Coach - Canoe Slalom

Location: Based at Lee Valley Whitewater Centre, Herts 

Hours: Full time, 37 Hours per week

Salary: Band 4 (Coaching) Salary £42K or above, dependent upon experience

This role represents a fantastic opportunity to join British Canoeing as we look to deliver on our 2021 ambitions and implement our strategy for future success in the Paris cycle. British Canoeing looks to take an athlete centred approach with everything we do and places high value on coaching, values and teamwork in developing athlete performance.

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. British athletes have achieved medal success at each of the last five Olympic Games. The Rio Games were the most successful ever, with the Slalom team winning gold and silver Olympic medals. 

The British Canoeing World Class Slalom Programme operates from the High-Performance Centre at Lee Valley White Water Centre (LVWWC), the venue for the 2012 London Games and the best Canoe Slalom site in the world. 

 British Canoeing is seeking to appoint a Podium Programme Technical Coach – Canoe Slalom, principally working from the Lee Valley High Performance Centre. The purpose of the post is to work with a small group of elite athletes with the specific aim of developing them towards medal success in Paris 2024. It will involve working as part an exceptional coaching team operating a world class environment and working with the best sports science and medicine practitioners in house to maximise consistent high level performance on the world stage. 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 LVWWC and support competitions as required in the UK. They will need to commit to spending extended periods of time abroad across the year to deliver the best senior programmes possible for GB athletes preparing for major competitions as designated by the British Canoeing Slalom Head Coach, Podium. 

It is essential that the candidate has a high level of slalom knowledge in both Canoe and Kayak discipline’s and experience of coaching male and female athletes. The candidate must have coaching experience at international level and be able to provide individualised plans targeting senior Championship delivery each year towards Paris 2024.

For an informal chat please speak to Mark Ratcliffe (Head Coach- Slalom Podium Programme) – [email protected]

To apply, please send a cover letter outlining your personal qualities, skills, experience and motivation for applying for the role. Please also clearly state your salary expectations. In addition, we also require a one-page CV. Please send via email to [email protected]  

Closing date for applications: 12.00noon Monday 17th August 2020

Interviews will be held:  Week commencing 7th September 2020 on line, and at LVWWC as appropriate under the current Covid-19 measures

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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