4th February 2013
British Fencing, the National Governing Body for Fencing, has confirmation of funding from UK Sport for a Fencing World Class Programme (WCP) for the Rio Olympiad. A condition of funding is that British Fencing employs a coach with significant international experience to lead the technical programme. British Fencing is now seeking a Head Technical Coach to join the WCP Fencing team.
The purpose of the post is to drive technical leadership and coaching performance standards. He or she will also lead the development and implementation of training and competition plans to achieve podium performances at the highest level of international competition.
Reporting to the Performance Director, the Head Technical Coach will lead the national senior team for the upcoming Olympic cycle with the objective of success at European and World level and at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Together they will improve strategies to achieve performance outcomes and will also be accountable for implementing integrated individual athlete performance plans. In addition they will be responsible for the coaches working within the World Class Programme and for instilling a culture of best practice, continuous improvement and a "no compromise" approach.
For this Rio period, the successful candidate should have proven experience of coaching at the highest level and achieving world-class results at World and Olympic level in foil. Experience of coaching across epee and sabre would be an advantage. The successful candidate will be highly skilled in finding effective solutions for high-performance related issues and will need strong relationship building skills 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.
A sound knowledge of the British high performance sports system would be useful.
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 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 3 pages) with a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) by email to Dawn Brown, Personnel Dynamics, email@example.com clearly identifying how your skills and experience are relevant to the requirements outlined in the job description. The closing date for applications is Friday 1st March 2013.
Interviews will be conducted Thursday 14th March 2013 at Lee Valley