08/11/2016- Latest News

Following the Olympic Games in Rio, British Fencing is now seeking to recruit a new WCP Foil Coach to join the WCP Fencing team. 

The purpose of the post is to lead the coaching, training and competition elements of the men’s foil squad, in consultation with the Performance Director, WCP Head Coach and wider Performance Team.  Reporting to the WCP Head Coach, the WCP Foil Coach will lead the national senior team for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic cycle with the objective of success at European and World level, and at the 2020 Olympic Games.

With the WCP Head Coach, they will work closely with the Performance Team to put in place strategies to achieve team and individual performance outcomes and will also be responsible for implementing integrated athlete performance plans.  They will be responsible for supporting the WCP philosophy, culture and values within the foil squad and will help to support an environment of continuous improvement and a “no compromise” approach.

The successful candidate should have proven experience of coaching at the highest level 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.  The role requires experience of planning and implementing a complex programme of work within a multi-disciplinary team, and to agreed timelines.

The position is based at our Elite Training Centre in Hendon, 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, 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 Criminal Records Bureau 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 and person specification. 

Please submit your CV (maximum three pages) with a covering letter (maximum two pages) by email to: [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 Monday, 5th December 2016, with interviews scheduled to be held in the week commencing 12th December 2016.

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