Pathway Development Coach - British Weight Lifting - £25000 - £28000 per annum - Closing date 6 December 2021

£25,000 - £28,000 yearly
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  • Loughborough University
  • Nov 17, 2021
Full time Pathways

Job Description

Main purpose of the Job:

• To support the delivery of a systematic, evidenced-based, highly effective athlete Identification and Performance Pathway in the context of Para Powerlifting’s 2021-2024 World Class plan, ultimately resulting in an oversupply of athletes making the required benchmarks at Confirmation and Academy performance levels.

• Provide accelerated coaching, training and developmentally focussed education and competition opportunities, measuring individual progress against medal winning trajectories.

• Foster closer working partnerships with key pathway stakeholder, aligning activity with World Class Program methodology

Key Responsibilities:
Performance Pathway Development
• Required to work closely with the Performance director on pathway stakeholder development and management
• Responsible for co-ordinating collaborative work with stakeholders aligned with the World Class Program strategy
• Responsible for innovative ways to present the sport to the new audiences and engage with interested athletes as their first point of contact with the performance pathway
• Build a network of locations where the sport is accessible and used for pathway activity to increase the number of talented individuals engaging with the sport
• Support the development and evolution of pathway strategy in collaboration with the Performance Director and Lead Performance Coach
• Identify and develop classifiers to ensure athletes can quickly and. easily understand their eligibility for the sport at an international level
Athlete Education
• Lead the development of an online presence in collaboration with NGB Communications and Marketing to increase visibility and engagement with new audiences and new potential athletes
• Develop online resources for new athletes to engage with the sport quickly and effectively for the first time and explore their potential
• Work with the head coach to evolve the World Class Programs Pathway prospectus; The experience on offer that all new athletes should understand before engaging with the Performance Pathway and World Class Program.
• Work with the Performance Director and Lead Performance coach to co-ordinate the education and support of identified training partners working with talent pathway athletes
• Organise, co-ordinate and deliver the National Development squad program on a quarterly basis
• Contribute to the development of educational resource and deliver this content to talent pathway athletes
• Be responsible for leading the coaching process around identified talent pathway athletes aligned with the coaching methodology and philosophy of the WCP.
• Attend and support the team at international competitions where required. Deliver field of play and operational support as required and in collaboration with program leaderships.
• Be responsible for maintaining athlete profiles, preparing and presenting athlete data for consideration at World Class Program review, athlete review and selection meetings.
• Work in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team around athletes, on strategic projects and as part of working groups to positively impact performance and WPC processes.

Person Specification

The person specification describes the experience, qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities that BWL are looking for.

Essential skills/experience are:

• Experience of working in elite sport/professional sport
• Experience and understanding of working in a multi-disciplinary environment and collaborating across specialities
• Experience and understanding of working with and coaching novice and inexperienced athletes
• Knowledge of up-to-date strength training methodology, planning and monitoring training processes
Essential Characteristics
• Self -led and proactive working
• Effective and adaptable communication skills
• Reliable with high integrity – does what they say they will do
• Consistent high-quality judgement and decision making
• Resilient in the face of obstacles - enjoys navigating barriers to progress
• Self-reflective and starts solving problems by looking at themselves first
• High social and self-awareness in order to manage relationships effectively
• Critical thinker and problem solver
Desirable skills/experience are:
• Experience of working with athletes who have a disability
• Experience of working within performance pathway teams and familiar with the key Paralympic system stakeholders
• Knowledge of classification requirements and athlete eligibility specific to Para Powerlifting
• Experience of meeting and engaging with new organisations to foster mutually beneficial working relationships
• Experience of working in competitive overseas environments
• Ability to demonstrate creative approaches when navigating barriers to effective strength training as a result of impairments
• Computer literate and capable of exploring, interpreting and presenting data sets in untestable ways