26/02/2014- Latest News

British Fencing, the National Governing Body for Fencing, has confirmation of funding from UK Sport to develop a Podium Potential Squad for sabre as part of the Fencing World Class Programme (WCP).  British Fencing is now seeking a National Sabre Coach to join the WCP Fencing team. 

The purpose of the post is to lead the coaching, training and competition elements of the sabre squad, in consultation with the Performance Director and wider Performance Team.  Reporting to the Head Technical Coach and with the support of the Performance Director, the successful candidate will lead the sabre squad to achieve medal performances at the Olympics in 2020.  They will work closely with the Performance Team to put in place strategies to achieve performance outcomes and will also be accountable for implementing integrated individual athlete performance plans.  In addition, they will support the culture of best practice, continuous improvement and a “no compromise” approach.

The successful candidate should have proven experience of coaching at an international level. They will be highly skilled in finding effective solutions for high-performance related issues and will need strong relationship building skills to persuade and influence.  The role requires experience of planning and implementing a complex programme of work, within a multi-disciplinary team and within agreed timelines. 

A sound knowledge of the British high performance sports system would be useful.

The position is based at the current High Performance Training Centre at Lee Valley in North London.  However, significant travel both nationally and internationally is necessary to fulfil the duties of this post.

If you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this position then we would like to hear from you.

This is a profession that is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) will be required.

How To Apply

British Fencing is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of society.  Any appointment will be made on merit alone.  For further information please visit the main “Vacancies” page www.britishfencing.com/news/vacanciesandrecruitment/ to download a full job description and person specification. 

Please submit your CV (maximum 3 pages) with a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) by email to Dawn Brown at [email protected]  clearly identifying how your skills and experience are relevant to the requirements outlined in the job description.  The closing date for applications is Thursday 20th March 2014.

Interview dates

Interviews will be conducted on Tuesday 1st April 2014 at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, London.

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