04/02/2013- Latest News

British Fencing, the National Governing Body for Fencing, is seeking a Performance Pathway Manager to join the World Class Programme (WCP) Fencing team.  This role will be responsible for managing all aspects of the World Class Programme (WCP) Talent Pathway.  They will contribute to the achievement of the WCP aims, objectives and targets through the following:

Manage the delivery of a systematic and evidenced-based fencer performance pathway in the context of Fencing’s 2013/17 World Class plan, resulting in an oversupply of fencers making the required benchmarks at Talent (2024) and Podium Potential (2020) level programmes

Provide accelerated coaching, training and focused competition opportunities, measuring individual progress against medal winning trajectories for fencing’s most promising 2020/2024 medal prospects

Foster closer working partnerships with Home Nation Programmes to define the strategic and technical framework of a seamless performance pathway, reaching from Home Nation activity through to the WCP

Define and implement a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) framework that effectively and accurately measures the impact of the performance pathway reaching from Home Nation activity through to the WCP Podium Potential squads

Operate as a member of the WCP Performance Team, ensuring trends, gap analysis and technical input is continually considered and that intelligence and insights at Podium level is continually cascaded down the performance pathway through a suite of effective solutions

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

Educated to degree level in sports science or elite level coaching

Experience of planning, implementing and managing successful talent identification and development programmes within elite sport environments

Minimum of five years working in high performance sport. This experience should include extensive frontline work with junior international, U21/U23 teams

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

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, Personnel Dynamics, [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 Friday 22nd February 2013.

Interview dates

Interviews will be conducted on Wednesday 6th March 2013

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