Job Opportunity with Canoe Wales

Vacancy – Canoe Wales Performance Coach – Slalom

Canoe Wales, the Governing Body for canoeing and kayaking in Wales are seeking an enthusiastic and capable individual to join a small and motivated team delivering the Canoe Wales Performance Programmes, which is supported by annual investment from Sport Wales.

Job title: Performance Coach – Slalom

Contract: Full time, fixed term contract until 31st March 2019 – pending support from Sport Wales, which is confirmed on an annual basis

Salary: £20 – 22.5k per annum – dependent on qualifications and experience.

Location: The post will be based in Cardiff, with weekend and camp work across the UK and travel to Europe for specific dates.

Outline job description:

Leading and delivering training to Programme athletes on a day to day basis .

Organising training camps for the Programme and delivering coaching at these camps .

Providing race support to junior paddlers at UK ranking and selection races and at nominated races abroad.

Integrating coaching sessions with other home nations and British Canoeing to ensure that the pathway for Canoe Wales athletes is sustainable and effective.

Working with other Canoe Wales staff to ensure that performance programmes are integrated with the canoeing landscape within Wales.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and effective coach with a proven track record performance and working in an environment that requires solution based thinking to maximise the potential of athletes.


To apply, please send a letter outlining your suitability for the post and your CV to , or by post to Simon Clarke at the Canoe Wales office, Canolfan Tryweryn, Frongoch, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7NU before Thursday 15th October 2015.

Shortlisted candidates, who are invited to interview, will be notified on Monday 19th October 2015.

Formal Interviews will be held on Tuesday 3rd November at Cardiff International White Water Centre. A practical assessment (including the delivery of a coaching session to athletes) will take place at Lee Valley on either Tuesday 27th or Wednesday 28th October.

See for the Job Description and Person Specification.

If you would like an informal discussion about either post please contact Richard Lee, National Performance Manager, Canoe Wales , on 07814 162390 or by email: Canoe Wales is committed to Equality and encourages applications from all qualified applicants for all vacancies

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