Scottish Coaching Job Opening

Jan. 27, 2009, 10:37 a.m. (ET)



The SCA are seeking talented and highly committed coaches to enhance its network of regional athlete pathways. These pathways will focus on developing athletes in the Olympic disciplines of Slalom or Sprint. You will be joining a team of coaches and supporting both the National programme and developing your own region.

Candidates are being sought for up to 4 positions to be based at:
•    Grampian (Aberdeen)
•    East of Scotland (Linlithgow or Galashiels)
•    Central (Stirling)
•    Other Locations

This is a hands on coaching and project management role to:
•    Identify and coach athletes in the Olympic disciplines of Sprint or Slalom.
•    Enhance and develop pathways to allow new paddlers to progress from learning to canoe to lifelong involvement in the sport.
•    Supporting canoe clubs in their area to branch out into different types of paddlesport and assisting them in the areas of coach development, child protection, equity and funding

You will be a highly committed individual who can motivate and inspire others in order to create opportunities for individuals and clubs to progress the sport.
Discipline specific competition coaching experience is desirable but not essential.

You should have knowledge of both the BCU LTPD framework and the United Kingdom Coaching Certificate (UKCC).

Positions are available on a full time or part-time basis with salary negotiable dependant on experience. Initial one year contracts which could be extended subject to successful outcomes being achieved and funding being available.

For full details and application form see
To discuss the positions further please contact
CLOSING DATE:    Thursday 26th February 2009 at noon

Candidates being called for interview will be informed by 6pm Friday 27th February 2009