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The below positions are for positions in external companies. Please find full details below. 

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SCA Performance Coach - Slalom

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Jointly deployed by SCA and Breadalbane Canoe Club

Opportunity to coach at a vibrant club in the heart of Perthshire as well as providing coaching support to  the National Performance Squad. The role requires an enthusiastic, effective coach, who is able to work with a range of abilities, from beginner to international standard.

The role offers significant coach development opportunities, access to employee benefits through SCA and the chance to coach athletes on a daily basis on high-quality white water facilities.

The SCA and BCC are partnering to jointly recruit a slalom coach to enhance the coaching provision at BCC whilst also delivering  SCA Performance Programme activities for specific sessions and training camps. This new position, made possible through sportscotland investment, will help deliver further success in Slalom in Scotland by strengthening the Slalom performance pathway.

Contract: An initial 12 month full time (37 hours per week) contract with 25% of the time for SCA delivery and 75% for BCC delivery with the deployment for both organisations agreed in advance.  Subject to the SCA and BCC receiving ongoing investment

Salary: From £21,000 per annum, depending on qualifications, skills and experience

Location: Daily coaching based in Aberfeldy on the river Tay, within commuting distance from Perth. Weekends and training camps will be undertaken Nationally and Internationally with expenses covered by BCC or the SCA as appropriate.

Flexibility: The SCA and BCC recognise that this role requires a very specific set of skills and relocation to the highlands in Scotland. As such, requests for flexible working will be considered. Anyone interested in the role is encouraged to apply or to contact either the SCA or BCC for discussion.


Jon Schofield, SCA Head of Performance and Pathways - 07921 714788, [email protected]  


Calum McDiarmid, BCC Chair - 07979 608283, [email protected]

Application process and timeline:

For further information and to apply, please visit 

Applications for this position close at 12 noon, Friday 27th September 2019

Interviews are planned to be on Friday 4th October 2019

Kayaking Coach at Cokethorpe School

Job Title: Kayaking Coach

Responsible to: The Head of Outdoor Education

Purpose: The role of a lead kayaking coach is to deliver high quality specialist coaching as part of
the Senior School games and AOB programmes. The successful candidate would be responsible
for all training, selection and management of the kayaking teams.

Main tasks:

  • Responsible to the Head of Outdoor Education on all matters relating to training areas,coaching expectations and transport considerations.
  • Be responsible for the safety and welfare of all pupils in your charge, read and sign the appropriate risk assessment and be conversant with your responsibilities. Have knowledge of the School’s protocols and procedures.
  • Liaise with the School nurse on specific issues as appropriate to the group you are responsible for and ensure all coaching/training sessions and competitive racing events are supported by the appropriate medical/first aid bags.
  • Plan and lead all training sessions to prepare individuals and teams for competitive fixturesthus maximising individual and team potential.
  • Coach teams and individuals to ensure the highest standards of performance.
  • Select and publish all teams at least 48 hours in advance of all fixtures on CHQ. Hold pre- competition briefings as necessary.
  • Ensure that a register is taken at the start of each session.
  • Supervise changing areas at all times and ensure good order is maintained.
  • Ensure pupils and students are wearing the correct school games kit.
  • Ensure all kit and equipment is treated with respect and returned neatly to all storage areas.
  • Update the Head of Outdoor Education with information on all match results and details of individual and team performances.
  • Undertake CPD as directed by the Head of Outdoor Education.
For more information about the role and how to apply, please click here or see the download below. 

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