Canoe Wales has an exciting opportunity for a Performance Manager to lead our Performance and Talent Programme in Wales. You will develop and implement our strategy to get more Welsh athletes into the GB sprint, slalom and paracanoe programmes – including building a large club-based talent pool of athletes in these disciplines across Wales. An inspiring and supportive leader, you will manage a team of experienced and passionate coaches and development officers to continue our work to build a positive, ‘Athlete First’ team culture.
We are looking for someone with a strategic mindset and a creative approach to performance management. You must be passionate about athlete welfare and ensure our programme considers the needs of young people, so that we’re not just developing successful athletes, but also confident leaders who achieve success in life off the water. You will have fantastic communication and people skills – building good relationships with staff, athletes, parents, clubs and coaches, but also not shying away from difficult conversations when these are necessary. And you will be comfortable with finances, as you will have responsibility for managing the programme’s budget in a challenging funding environment.
This is a part-time role but with complete flexibility to fit around any other work or family responsibilities. You will work from home but will likely be on the road from time to time to support your staff, meet our athletes and their families, and attend competitions and training camps. You do not need to have a background in paddlesport – what matters most is your ability to bring inspiring leadership to a talented team.
We also strongly encourage women and other people who are underrepresented in paddlesport and performance management to apply.
To find out more please download the document below.