Performance Coach (Sprint): The Scottish Canoe Association

The Scottish Canoe Association are seeking an extremely capable individual to join our existing performance team, delivering daily coaching to the SCA Performance Squad. A successful applicant will require a strong knowledge of Canoe Sprint, a track record of delivering coach-led sessions as well as excellent interpersonal skills. We would expect a candidate to work well with others, be dynamic and innovative, have the wellbeing of athletes at the core of their philosophy and be an excellent communicator.

0.8 x FTE, open-ended contract - subject to ongoing investment into the SCA Performance Programme

Edinburgh area although the role also involves undertaking work throughout Scotland, the UK and Europe.

£18,000 to £22,000 per annum - dependent on qualifications, skills and experience.

Applications for this position close at 12 noon, Monday 18th November 2019.

Key work areas

  • Developing coach-led training to Performance Programme athletes on a day to day basis
  • Delivering coaching at identified Performance Programme training camps and races
  • Coordinating and developing the training environments for Performance Programme athletes
  • Coordinating with Sport Services (SIS) Leads and Providers to deliver support to athletes integrated within Performance Programme activities.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic effective coach, committed to developing themselves and their practice to impact positively on improving the performance of the athletes with the support of a wider team of experts. They will relish being part of a successful, geographically distributed team working to achieve the objectives set out in the SCA 4 year Strategic Plan.

Further information

More details about this position can be found in the job advert, job description and person specification documents on our website.

The SCA are committed to selecting staff solely on the basis of their ability to do the job for which they are being recruited, and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. Applications are especially welcome from individuals within groups currently under-represented within the SCA staff, such as women, disabled people and those from black and minority ethnic communities.

Interviews are expected to take place on the 28th and 29th of November at the SCA sprint training centre in EICA Ratho.

Date published: 06 November 2019
Date updated: 06 November 2019


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