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Lee Valley Coaching Assistant (Slalom)
Based at the British Canoeing offices at Lee Valley White Water Centre
Hours: 10 hours a week, Salary £ 5676 (21K pro rata)

In July 2013 we launched Rapid Talent, a talent recruitment and development programme to reach out to a wide group of young people in the surrounding area, encourage them to take up competitive canoeing and fast track them to Regional Academy level. With the programme about to enter its second year we are looking to strengthen our coaching team by appointing a part time Slalom Talent Coach to join our England coaching team at Lee Valley.

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SCA Regional Development Manager
Based in SCA Office, Edinburgh
£24,000 - £26,000 PA

The Scottish Canoe Association (SCA) is the National Governing Body for canoeing in Scotland. Through investment by sportscotland, the SCA seeks an enthusiastic and motivated individual to take on the role of REgional Development Manager to help deliver its Mission: To help and inspire people to go canoeing and to enable people to progress throughout the sport.

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Junior Talent Coach (Canoe Slalom)
Breadalbane Canoe Club SCIO, (BCC) Aberfeldy & Grandtully, Perthshire
£18,000 – £20,000 PA (commensurate with qualifications & experience)


Junior Talent Coach required to create and deliver a six stage Junior slalom pathway for performance athletes and to systematically develop their talent to join the SCA Horizon programme.

The role is part funded by Sportscotland Direct club investment, the Gannochy Trust and the club’s own resources. The Coach will work with all young people taking part in the club, with particular emphasis on those who may be financially disadvantaged.

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Coaching Workforce Officer
Based at the National Watersports Centre, Holme Pierrepont
Salary circa £15-17K Permanent, Full-time, 37 hrs


Canoe England is the lead body for Canoeing and Kayaking in England. As part of our 2013-2017 Development Plan.

We are seeking an individual with excellent IT and communication skills to take on the role of Coaching Workforce Officer. As well as prior experience of organising projects/events preferably in a sporting context, the ideal candidate should have strong problem solving skills and a detailed understanding of the principles and challenges involved in supporting a workforce.

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Customer Service and Membership Manager

Based at the National Watersports Centre, Holme Pierrepont
Salary £25-30K dependent upon experience


We are looking for someone who can lead and manage the Customer Service and membership team, ensuring that staff and processes are in place to deliver excellent customer service at all times.

The successful candidate will require first rate communication skills together with an ability to challenge and question processes.  The person will be able to demonstrate that they can develop and evolve service standards to deliver an exceptional level of customer service.

We will require someone with experience of developing a membership scheme and associated membership propositions.

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UKBA Points based System

As part of this reform the UK Border Agency (http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/) has introduced a points system so that those coaches we need from abroad can work in Britain.  The UKBA has recognised the BCU as the governing body for setting the endorsement requirements and issuing endorsements for coaches in canoeing

There are now two categories in which sports people and coaches can enter the UK and work in a professional capacity in canoeing. The two categories are known as Skilled Tier 2 (sportspeople) and Temporary Tier 5 (sporting)

The sportspersons category of Skilled Tier 2 (sportspeople) of the Points Based System is for elite sports people and coaches who are internationally established at the highest level, whose employment will make a significant contribution to the development of their sport at the highest level in the UK and who intend to base themselves in the Uk


The sportspersons category of Temporary Tier 5 (sporting) of the Points Based System is for internationally established sports people at the highest level in their sport and/or whose employment will make a significant contribution to the development and operation of that particular sport in the UK.  It is also for coaches who must be suitably qualified to fulfil the role in question.  This category is for temporary workers who come to the United Kingdom for up to 12 months
The UK Border Agency website explains how your organisation should apply for a licence to be on the register of sponsors for the points-based system. 
You can go to the following website link to learn more and understand the process
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/ > Home > For employers and sponsors > Points-based system > Sponsoring migrants > Applying for a licence


For more details click here