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3 x Coaching Representatives

Location: South of England

Ideally located within Buckinghamshire or Hampshire we are looking for three coaching representatives to support the development of Coaching and Leaders in the South of England.

Coaching Rep – Buckinghamshire

Coaching Rep – Hampshire (North)

Coaching Rep – Hampshire (South incorporating the Isle of Wight)

 If your based in Oxfordshire or Berkshire and are interested in supporting your regions coaching and leadership development plan we would still love to hear from you.

Salary: Voluntary

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking. This is an exciting time for British Canoeing, following the launch of our ambitious new strategy for paddlesport in the UK (2017-2021) “Stronger Together” which incorporates the aspirations for success in Tokyo in 2020.  During the last four years, British athletes have won multiple World Cup, European Championship, World Championship and Olympic medals in Canoe Sprint and Para-canoe. British Canoeing has an aspiration to deliver even more medals in more championship events and to inspire the next generation through exceptional performances. 

Coaching representatives usually commit to approx. 6 days over a year, but we would love to hear from you even if you cannot commit to that amount of time.

These are voluntary roles although reasonable expenses required to fulfil the duties of the role will be reimbursed in line with British canoeing’s expenses policy.

The successful candidates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to part of a team of volunteers across the region who provide support and development opportunities for instructors, coaches and leaders. You’ll engage our membership, and listen to their feedback, to make sure their voice is heard and acted upon in our continuous improvement of services, qualifications and awards.

To apply:

Please send a statement of interest to: HR Department, British Canoeing, National Watersports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU. Or Email [email protected].  For an informal chat, please email [email protected] English Coaching Manager.

Closing date for applications is 12.00noon Friday 30th August 2019

Interviews will be arranged throughout September 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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Paddle Clean Educator

Location: Flexible (Workshops are held at events and training sessions across the country)

Salary: Voluntary

British Canoeing is the National Governing Body for paddle sports in the UK, which includes a wide range of disciplines and a strong record of success including Olympic, Paralympic and World champions. 2019 saw British athletes win over 100 medals at World Championship, European Championship and World Cup events across 8 disciplines.                                                

British Canoeing is committed to supporting and providing anti-doping education to its canoeists and wider support personnel, at a variety of levels to ensure all canoeists remain current with anti-doping information and can make informed choices.

In 2017 British Canoeing published an Anti-Doping education strategy, “Paddle Clean”. 

The basic principle of the Paddle Clean education strategy is to support, promote and educate the canoeing community to take a positive approach to anti-doping, and integrate anti-doping best practices into the overall development of a canoeist.  This is achieved through the delivery of guidance and education across the participation pathway through a range of tools.

A key element to the education of athletes and support personnel is the delivery of Clean Sport workshops. In order to support the roll out of the strategy and education of athletes and support personnel, British Canoeing are recruiting volunteer Educators.

Educators will be enrolled on the two day UKAD Educator training programme and receive continued upskilling and support through both the UKAD Educator network and British Canoeing.  Once qualified Educators will be asked to deliver Clean Sport workshops to identified groups within the British Canoeing community including performance programme groups, national team athletes and support staff, talent programme athletes, parents and talent clubs.

How to apply

Please send your cover letter and CV to Gemma Wiggs (Events & International Affairs Manager), British Canoeing, National Water Sport Centre, Adbolton Lane, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG12 2LU

or email: [email protected]  

Closing date: 17:00pm Friday 6th September 2019.

Successful candidates will be invited for informal discussions around the role and the expectations of Educators the week commencing 12, 13, 16, or 17 September, to the British Canoeing offices in 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.

 

British Canoeing Regional Development Team Vacancies

Hours: 6 days per year (approx.)

Location: Regional

Salary: Voluntary

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.

Across England there are 10 volunteer led Regional Development Teams (RDTs), whose purpose is to involve itself in all matters relating to the development of the sport and recreation of Paddlesport within their regions. Learn more

Each RDT is made up of four elected posts; Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer and a number of technical roles including Regional Coaching Representatives (RCR) to Regional Waterways Advisors (RWA). A full list of roles and summary role descriptions can be found here. 

Being part of your local RDT is a great way of supporting clubs, centres and paddlers in your region and to influence the direction of British Canoeing.

The following teams looking for enthusiastic people to fill positions:

North Eastern Regional Development Team:

Vice Chair and Regional Waterways Advisor.

North West Regional Development Team:

Regional Communications Officer, Treasurer (starting Nov 2019) and Regional Events Coordinator.

Cumbria Regional Development Team:

Regional Waterways Advisor, Regional Safety Advisor and Regional Paddle-Ability Representative

Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Development Team

Secretary and Regional Waterways Advisor

East Midland Regional Development Team

Secretary, Regional Safety Advisor, Regional Communications Officer and Regional Events Coordinator.

Eastern Regional Development Team:

Chair and Vice Chair.

South Regional Development Team:

Vice Chair, Treasurer, Regional Waterways Advisor, Regional Coaching Representative, Regional Safety Advisor and Regional Communications Officer.

South West Regional Development Team:

Vice Chair, Treasurer, Regional Paddle-Ability Representative and a general call out for people to support the work of the region.

In addition, the English Coaching Management team are also are seeking applicants for a Regional Coaching Representative in the Channel Islands.

For an informal chat please contact:

For Regional Coaching Representatives contact [email protected]

For Regional Waterways Advisor contact [email protected]

For all other roles contact Craig at [email protected]

To apply:

For a general expression of interest form please click here.

or

For Regional Coaching Representatives see the RCR application form

Closing date for applications is: Monday 16th September 2019

These posts are 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.