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Project Assistant

Canoe Wales Cmyk

Job Type: Part time (25 hours per week)

Location: Homeworking with travel within Wales

Salary: Negotiable

Start Date: ASAP

Are you aged 18-24 ,eligible for Universal Credit and looking to kickstart your career?

Kickstart Scheme - to apply you must be aged between 18-24 and eligible for universal credit.

This is an exciting opportunity and your chance to gain valuable, meaningful experience in a paid role for at least 6 months.

Have you got a passion for sport, the outdoors, the water and want to combine it with your first meaningful job?

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What will the role involve?

Canoe Wales is seeking a Project assistant to help take our exciting #ShePaddles Cymru project to the next level.

#ShePaddles Cymru is a programme of events and activities designed to support women and girls to find a passion for paddlesport. In 2020, we launched the programme and were overwhelmed with the response - now we want to take the next steps with this project, increasing the number of opportunities available and supporting participants to develop their skills.

Your role will be to provide practical and logistical support to the project team, ensuring that events and activities run smoothly, registration processes are easy, and timely communication goes out to potential participants.

Key responsibilities:

  • Book venues and organise logistics for events (equipment, food, instructors, volunteers, etc.)
  • With support from the Coaching Manager and Development Officer, ensure risk assessments and safety/safeguarding plans are in place for all events.
  • Ensure that information about all events is publicised on our website and social media channels.
  • Support the Development Officer with all programme records, including participant data and information about instructors and volunteers.
  • Assist participants and volunteers with registration processes.
  • Attend events and support instructors with on-the-day event logistics - occasionally acting as the main contact from Canoe Wales for all participants at an event.
  • Help the Development Officer to compile statistics about programme outcomes.
  • Attend regular project meetings and bring insight from your activities to ensure the project benefits from a continuous learning approach.
  • Uphold the organisational values of Canoe Wales and contribute to the welfare of the staff team.

What are we looking for?


  • Demonstrated experience of organising a public event or regular activity
  • Comfortable speaking in public and directing groups of people at an event
  • Excellent organisational skills with good attention to detail
  • Confident with Microsoft Office
  • Able to write clearly and communicate effectively
  • Able to work unsupervised and manage your workload to meet deadlines


  • Fluent in Welsh
  • While a university degree in a related field is preferable (Sport Development, Sport Management, etc), if you can show relevant experience and initiative in sport or event management (for example as an event organiser, volunteer coach, etc) we would encourage you to apply.

What else do I need to know?

This role involves significant weekend and some evening work, and significant travel throughout Wales.

What else do I need to know?

We encourage the application from underrepresented groups, including disabled people and people from black and minority ethnic group to apply.

How to apply

For further details of the role and to apply, please visit Acorn Recruitment (Job Reference: BBBH23164).

Coaching & Development Manager

Canoe Wales Cmyk

Job Type: Full time (37.5 hours per week)

Location: Any location in or close to Wales for remote working. Office space can be provided near Bala or Capel Curig.

Salary: £30,000 - £36,000 per annum

Start Date: Negotiable

Closing date: Wednesday 24 November 2021 at midnight

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Canoe Wales is seeking a permanent Coaching & Development Manager to manage our coaching scheme and development programmes and develop the initiatives to get more people on the water in Wales and ensure a sustainable future for the organisation.

As the national governing body for paddlesport in Wales, we operate as a Delivery Centre for British Canoeing Awarding Body (BCAB) qualifications and awards in Wales, and your role will be to ensure effective implementation of the scheme; ensuring we are compliant and have the appropriated number of providers in Wales who are delivering courses effectively and safely and that we maintain a supportive and open communication system with all partners who deliver the scheme.

For more information and details about how to apply, click here.