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Sport Psychologist Volunteer Placement Programme - England Talent Programme

The British Canoeing England Talent Programme identifies and develops talented young athletes in the Olympic sports of Canoe Slalom and Canoe Sprint and the Paralympic sport of Paracanoe. 

As part of a holistic youth development programme part of their provision to athletes is a psychology programme.

The British Canoeing England Talent Programme is offering a psychology placement programme to
support the development of fundamental psychological traits and behaviours in their athletes and
their families. This is part of a holistic youth development programme aligned to their Athlete Development Frameworks. 

Volunteers on this programme will gain exposure to a medal winning, Olympic and Paralympic sport and will work closely with our programme coaches in a dynamic youth environment.

Currently there are a number of voluntary placements opportunities available within the Canoe Slalom England Talent Programme and within the Canoe Sprint Performance Academy, working alongside programme coaches as part of a multidisciplinary team within the England Talent Pathway.

The England Talent Programme support students during this placement opportunity through our
programme coordinator who is a qualified Sport Psychologist professional (working within British
Canoeing and GB Badminton). 

Past placements have formed parts of the development CV of a number of now professional Sport Psychologists.

Salary: This is a voluntary role, however British Canoeing will cover reasonable travel expenses
Duration: (Minimum 9 months) December 2023 - October 2024
Location: Opportunities within training squads at various bases mainly centered around Nottingham, Lee Valley and Southern English regions.

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Greater detail of this placement opportunity, along with the principles, aims and expectations can be found HERE

British Canoeing would welcome expressions of interest in the form of a CV and covering letter and a cover letter outlining the regions which you are able to operate from, your experience and why you’re interested in the role to [email protected] by 13:00 on Monday 4th December.

For an informal chat about this opportunity please address this to the same e-mail above. The intention is to shortlist applications and hold interviews week beginning 11th December, ready for the start of 2024.