09/05/2023- Coach


Hereford Fencing Centre is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Foil and Epee coach to train fencers at their club.

From Hereford Fencing Centre:

Salary: Negotiable dependent on qualifications and experience.

Location: Herefordshire and surrounding counties.

Are you a Foil coach ready to help steer a highly motivated club that aims to increase grassroots in the surrounding area and develop fencers who wish to be on the British Cadet and Junior teams?

Hereford Fencing Centre is looking to recruit a coach to train fencers and lead practices which are currently held in Hereford. This role will start from September 2023. We summarise the key responsibilities below but there is great scope to grow this role as you wish, for example, by tapping into an existing school’s network, offering additional S&C sessions, etc. Fencers at the club are highly motivated to extend their training and proficiency.

  • Prepare for and run multiple school and evening sessions a week for beginners and athletes including children, youths, and adults.
  • Assist with a recruitment plan for fencers and assistant coaches to grow and refresh the club.
  • Coach athletes in competitions in the UK and overseas, including age group competitions, U17 Cadet, U20 Junior, and the Senior circuit.
  • Advise and support athletes on personal development plans, external training, university fencing scholarship applications, and applications to development programs such as DiSE and ADP.
  • Where possible, organise additional holiday training or participation in international camps as a club.



  • Minimum level 2 coaching qualification in Foil and Epee.
  • Registration as a coach with British Fencing required from all applicants.
  • Any additional qualifications, such as S&C, personal fitness, etc. are a plus.
  • Must have a valid Full UK driving license and vehicle.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Proven experience of coaching beginners and youth fencers in Foil/Epee.
  • Be an excellent communicator.
  • Be organised and punctual, and enjoy working as part of a small team.

This is a profession which is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.


How to apply:

Please submit your CV (maximum 3 pages) with a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) by email to [email protected] clearly identifying how your skills and experience are relevant to the requirements outlined in the job description.


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