British Dressage is the governing body for the Olympic and Paralympic sport of dressage and a member of the British Equestrian Federation. We aim to promote and develop dressage in the UK, with training and education at the very heart of everything that we do to continually improve our sport. As a result, an exciting new opportunity has arisen to join the head office team as Training and Education Assistant.
We are looking for a dynamic, positive and enthusiastic person, with excellent administrative and customer service skills, who will co-ordinate and support the training activity for our coaches and officials. This will also include the promotion of flexi training opportunities for BD members, as well as providing administrative support to the Training and Education team on key initiatives. This is a full time role that will, under normal circumstances, be based at our offices in Meriden; however some home working will be required while current COVID restrictions remain in place.
Reporting to the Training and Education Manager, you will have an integral role in the coordination and administration of our CPD programme for coaches and officials, as well as the flexi training activity for members. You will also be responsible for the administration of the BD Youth Horse Care certificates and assessments. As such, knowledge of co-ordinating training activity and using IT solutions effectively to organise, manage and deliver face to face and online training would be advantageous.
This is a busy and varied role where good communication, interpersonal and organisation skills are essential, along with a proactive ‘can do’ attitude. The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail, taking a diligent and structured approach to their work. There will be a requirement to co-ordinate numerous different training activities simultaneously, so the ability to multi-task and work under pressure to tight deadlines is essential.
In this vital support role, you will be expected to build strong relationships with the other members of the Training and Education team, as well as other relevant stakeholder groups. Specific knowledge of dressage and / or familiarity with the equestrian world would therefore be beneficial. Due to the nature of our sport a flexible approach to working is required, including occasional weekend and evening working to support event delivery.