SCA Performance Coach - Slalom

Jointly deployed by SCA and Breadalbane Canoe Club 

Opportunity to coach at a vibrant club in the heart of Perthshire as well as providing coaching support to  the National Performance Squad. The role requires an enthusiastic, effective coach, who is able to work with a range of abilities, from beginner to international standard.

The role offers significant coach development opportunities, access to employee benefits through SCA and the chance to coach athletes on a daily basis on high-quality white water facilities.

The SCA and BCC are partnering to jointly recruit a slalom coach to enhance the coaching provision at BCC whilst also delivering  SCA Performance Programme activities for specific sessions and training camps. This new position, made possible through sportscotland investment, will help deliver further success in Slalom in Scotland by strengthening the Slalom performance pathway.


An initial 12 month full time (37 hours per week) contract with 25% of the time for SCA delivery and 75% for BCC delivery with the deployment for both organisations agreed in advance.  Subject to the SCA and BCC receiving ongoing investment


From £21,000 per annum, depending on qualifications, skills and experience


Daily coaching based in Aberfeldy on the river Tay, within commuting distance from Perth. Weekends and training camps will be undertaken Nationally and Internationally with expenses covered by BCC or the SCA as appropriate.


The SCA and BCC recognise that this role requires a very specific set of skills and relocation to the highlands in Scotland. As such, requests for flexible working will be considered. Anyone interested in the role is encouraged to apply or to contact either the SCA or BCC for discussion.


Jon Schofield, SCA Head of Performance and Pathways - 07921 714788,  


Calum McDiarmid, BCC Chair - 07979 608283,

Application process and timeline:

  • Further information and to apply
  • Applications for this position close at 12 noon, Friday 27th September 2019
  • Interviews are planned to be on Friday 4th October 2019
Date published: 26 August 2019
Date updated: 26 August 2019


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