Vacancy: Head of Coaching – Curling
Salary: Commensurate with Role and experience
Based at the sportscotland institute of sport (Stirling)
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the sportscotland institute of sport inviting applications for the Head of Coaching of the Scottish and British programme (Men’s, and Women’s). The Head of Coaching will lead on curler and coach development across all levels of the Scottish and British Curling from Podium to Academy leading to Olympic success in 2018 and beyond. This will include providing clear technical direction to all programme levels.
You will have experience of coaching at the World competition level along with demonstrable
strong curling technical knowledge. It will be important that the successful candidate has
very good influencing skills built around trust and respect as this they will be a significant
leader within the programme.
If you think you have what it takes to be a key person within the overall team to deliver medal success at the 2018 Olympics and develop the Scottish and British programmes to ensure sustained success at Olympic and World level post 2018, then we welcome an application from you.
sportscotland is an equitable employer and operates a child protection policy.
For an application pack, please visit our website www.sportscotland.org.uk/jobs
Closing date for completed applications: 3rd January 2015
It is expected that interviews will take place in mid January 2015
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The British Curling Performance Programme is delivered by a Performance Director, three Head Coaches (men’s, women’s and wheelchair curling) and supported by two High Performance Coaches.
In addition, further coaching and performance support staff may be appointed for specific projects on a short-term basis. For example, this may include support for British representative teams at major championships/events. These and any other short-term appointments made in supporting the delivery of the performance plan would also come under the management responsibility of the Performance Director.
Bruce has worked in sports management for 24 years in public, private and voluntary sectors. He spent 11 years as CEO of Scottish National Ski Council/Snowsport Scotland and spent three years in sports management consultancy prior to working in curling.
In 2007 he began coaching the Alberta Provincial Wheel chair curling team and guided them to a silver medal that year at the Canadian National Championships. One athlete from that team was selected the following year for the Canadian Paralympic Curling Team that won gold at the 2010 Paralympics in Vancouver. He was hired in December 2010 by sportscotland and moved to Stirling, in April 2011 to begin work with the wheelchair curling athletes and is hugely motivated by his current role and the ultimate challenge of Sochi 2014.
From 2000 Soren started coaching curling and progressed to working with international teams. During 2003-06 he coached the Norwegian Ladies' team. From 2007-11 he coached the Swedish men's team.
Professionally Soren worked as retail manager with H&M clothing stores, where he developed marketing and management skills and experience. He joined the staff on the British and Scottish Curling programme in 2011 and is coaching the men's teams working towards Sochi 2014.