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Voluntary Chair for British Canoeing Inclusion Advisory Group

Location: Flexible (at least 3 meetings per year to be held virtually or at the National Watersports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham)

Salary: Voluntary

The issues considered by the Inclusion Advisory Group will primarily relate to paddling in England and British Canoeing as an organisation (such as recruitment practices and staff training). We would still welcome applications from interested parties from outside of England (such as members from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) as independent members.

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.  This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing, as we have made great progress in delivering Stronger Together – an exciting and ambitious strategy for Paddlesport in the UK.

British Canoeing is beginning to address the inequalities present in our sport and across the paddlesport community, in order to broaden access to our sport, and make it a more inclusive environment. As part of this work, we are forming our first Inclusion Advisory Group. The purpose of the group will be to advocate for and promote a culture of respect, and champion diversity as representatives of British Canoeing, and across paddlesports in general, as well as advising on inclusion and anti-discrimination topics across paddlesport.

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British Canoeing is recruiting a Chair for the Inclusion Advisory Group. The successful candidate will be chairing a group of four independent and four non-independent members. The Independent members will be recruited based on their specific interests or experience in inclusion within a particular protected characteristic, whereas the non-independent members may have a more general interest in equality, diversity and inclusion within a generic sporting or paddlesport specific setting. 

It is anticipated that the members recruited to the Advisory Group will be diverse in their demographic, and we are actively looking to recruit members who have a range of protected characteristics.

It is not necessarily required that members have an in-depth understanding of paddlesports, but an understanding of key themes of equality, diversity and inclusion in sport is essential. The ideal candidate should have recent experience of managing working or advisory groups; have a passion for tackling discrimination in sport; be prepared to challenge the status quo within these themes; and provide constructive feedback and advice on organisation progress.

To apply:

Please send your cover letter, CV and completed equality monitoring form to Nancy Squires via email [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Friday 23rd April 2021.

If required, interviews will be held virtually on the week commencing Monday 3rd May 2021.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunities employer and all of the positions are being openly recruited. British Canoeing is committed to recruiting a diverse range of candidates who meet the requirements of the role specification.

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Voluntary Member for British Canoeing Inclusion Advisory Group

Location: Flexible (at least 3 meetings per year to be held virtually or at the National Watersports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham)

Salary: Voluntary

(8 positions available)

The issues considered by the Inclusion Advisory Group will primarily relate to paddling in England and British Canoeing as an organisation (such as recruitment practices and staff training). We would still welcome applications from interested parties from outside of England (such as members from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) as independent members.

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.  This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing, as we have made great progress in delivering Stronger Together – an exciting and ambitious strategy for Paddlesport in the UK. 

British Canoeing is beginning to address the inequalities present in our sport and across the paddlesport community, in order to broaden access to our sport, and make it a more inclusive environment. As part of this work, we are forming our first Inclusion Advisory Group. The purpose of the group will be to advocate for and promote a culture of respect, and champion diversity as representatives of British Canoeing, and across paddlesports in general, as well as advising on inclusion and anti-discrimination topics across paddlesport.

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British Canoeing is recruiting for four independent and four non-independent members. The Independent members will be recruited based on their specific interests or experience in inclusion within a particular protected characteristic, whereas the non-independent members may have a more general interest in equality, diversity and inclusion within a generic sporting or paddlesport specific setting. It is therefore not necessarily required that members have an in-depth understanding of paddlesports, but an understanding of key themes of equality, diversity and inclusion in sport is essential.

It is anticipated that the members recruited to the Advisory Group will be diverse in their demographic, and we are actively looking to recruit members who have a range of protected characteristics.

The ideal candidates should have a passion for tackling discrimination in sport; be prepared to challenge the status quo within these themes; and provide constructive feedback and ideas on how we might achieve greater equality, diversity and inclusion in paddlesports.

To apply:

Please send your cover letter, CV and completed equality monitoring form to Nancy Squires via email [email protected]. Please indicate which type of position (independent or non-independent) you wish to be considered for in your email.

Closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Friday 23rd April 2021.

If required, interviews will be held virtually on the week commencing Monday 3rd May 2021.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunities employer and all of the positions are being openly recruited. British Canoeing is committed to recruiting a diverse range of candidates who meet the requirements of the role specification.

 

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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 Paddle-Ability Representative and a Regional Safety Advisor. 

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

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

Eastern Regional Development Team:

Regional Communications Officer -

  • Coordinate the regional communications and information service, Including the
  • regional webpages
  • social media assets
  • Undertake BC website training as required
  • Encourage the production of regional news stories and sharing with BC media team 

Area Coaching Representative (ACR) for Cambridgeshire

Area Coaching Representative (ACR) for Norfolk

South Regional Development Team:

Vice Chair, Treasurer, Regional Communications Officer.

South West Regional Development Team:

Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, 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 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.

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.