British Fencing, the National Governing Body for Fencing, is now seeking to create a pool of Talent Coaches across all three weapons. These coaches will join the existing Talent Pathway Coaches as part of the Talent Pathway coaching team.
British Fencing will, as required, offer work on a contractual basis to talent coaches within this pool. This could include camps, individual coaching between camps, Talent Development Centre support, various Talent Selection days and identified international competitions. The work could also include leadership of talent development centres, co-ordination and administrative duties.
The Talent Coaches will deliver sessions to athletes identified as part of the Fencing Talent Pathway in conjunction with their personal coaches. This work will encompass Talent Development Centres (TDCs) through to national training camps and will often be in support of the Talent Pathway coaches.
Talent Coaches will be responsible for supporting the Talent Pathway philosophy, culture and values and will help to support an environment of continuous improvement which develops independent, robust and resilient athletes.
It’s an exciting time to join our Talent Team as we develop our Performance Pathways. By becoming a member of our Coaching Team you will be playing a key role in shaping the future of our sport at a crucial stage in the development of our young fencers.
The successful candidates should have proven experience of coaching and developing junior fencers and of achieving world-class results. They will be highly skilled in finding effective solutions for high-performance related issues and will need strong relationship-building skills in order to to persuade and influence.
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 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
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, person specification and expression of interest form.
Please submit your expression of interest form accompanied by a CV (maximum three pages) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for expressions of interest is 5.00pm on Monday 21st August.
British Fencing will invite candidates successful to a coaching assessment. These will be scheduled with candidates and are expected to take place throughout August and September 2017.
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