Vacancy: Performance Coaches – Curling
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the sportscotland institute of sport inviting applications for Performance Coaches on the Scottish and British programme (Men’s and Women’s). You will coach a Podium or Podium Potential team from the British programme as well as coordinate the individual development plans of 4-6 other curlers from the British and/or Scottish programme. You will work towards medal success at World level and, in particular, 2018 Olympic and sustained success beyond.
Performance Coaches – Curling
Salary: £37,000 – £38,500 p.a. depending on experience
Based at the sportscotland institute of sport (Stirling)
You will have experience of team coaching at an international level along with demonstrable ability to lead on the progression of individual curlers. It is important that you have a strong commitment to challenging yourself to be the very best coach along with contributing to coach development across the Scottish and British programme.
A proven team player, you need to be able to demonstrate a track record of delivering results. Excellent communication skills are a must.
If you think you have what it takes to be a one of the full time coaches 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.
In return for the above, we offer a great working environment, a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, flexible working and attractive annual leave.
sportscotland is an equal opportunities employer and operates a child protection policy.
For an application pack, please visit the sportscotland website
YOU MUST COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FORM AND UPLOAD IN WORD FORMAT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY. CV’S WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Closing date for completed applications: Thursday 23rd April 2015
It is expected that the selection event will take place Thursday 14th May 2015
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.