British Curling is the organisation that manages and develops elite curling in Britain. We are responsible for delivering an elite performance programme for the sport that will ensure British curlers can achieve their potential and, ultimately, deliver medals in Olympic and Paralympic competition.
British Curling works in close partnership with its principal funder UK Sport, Performance Programme partner sportscotland institute of sport and BC's member organisations: the Royal Caledonian Curling Club, English Curling Association, Welsh Curling Association and the Scottish Wheelchair Curling Association.
British Curling is a company limited by guarantee, incorporated in Scotland with company number SC304110.
Vacancy: Performance Director Curling
High Performance Curling Programme
Salary: Commensurate with Role
Fixed Term - Available for 4 years
Based at sportscotland institute of sport (Stirling, Scotland)
The World Class Curling Programme was created in partnership with British Curling, UK Sport, sportscotland and the Royal Caledonian Curling Club and in the last for years has delivered several notable successes on the world stage, such as:
2014: Sochi Winter Olympics: Men’s Silver and Women’s Bronze
2014: Paralympic Bronze
2013/14: Women’s European Silver, Men’s European Bronze, World Uni Men’s Silver
2012/13: Women’s World Gold, Mens World Bronze, Women’s European Silver
2011/12: World Men’s Silver
2010/11: World Men’s Silver, World Wheelchair Silver
There are ambitious plans in place for the next Olympic/Paralympic quadrennial that will build on the these successes to further develop a world class sporting system.
Based at the sportscotland Institute of Sport in Stirling, Scotland the Performance Director will lead the High Performance Curling Programme. The successful candidate will have an exceptional understanding of High Performance sport and possess the skills to set up a World Class Performance programme within a recognised “Winning Formula” model. Excellent leadership and motivational skills and the ability to devise and deliver a strategy for the World Class Performance Programme for Curling are essential, as are excellent communication skills and the ability to withstand the pressures of a performance environment.
Curling knowledge and experience is not essential but a strong track record in the sporting field as a leader in a Head Coach/manager capacity or similar is required.
It is anticipated that selection assessments will take place during the month of May.
sportscotland is an equitable employer and operates a child protection policy.
Click to download the Performance Director Job Description
For an application pack, please visit www.sportscotland.org.uk/jobs
Closing date for completed applications: 23rd April 2014