Job Title: Interim GB Coach, British Wheelchair Basketball (BWB)
Location: Various – Role will require individual to travel to locations of GB domestic training camps (including regular training at Sheffield English Institute of Sport) and international competition (Tokyo Paralympics).
Salary: Competitive (subject to experience)
Contract Period & Hours: Fixed term contract 9 Months (4 mths probation). Flexible but required at least 2 days per week (15 hours) until May 2021 and full time (37.5 hours per week) from 1st June to 8th September. Includes unsociable hours, residential training camps and international travel
Closing Date: Monday 18th January 2021 – 5pm
Interviews: Stage 1: via Teams or Zoom (panel and scenarios) Stage 2: Practical on court assessment (inline with COVID-19 Procedures)
An exciting opportunity has arisen within British Wheelchair Basketball’s GB Performance Programme for an ambitious and driven high performance coach on a fixed term contract.
The successful candidate will join the sports world-leading coaching team led by Haj Bhania OBE to prepare the GB Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team to achieve success at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (postponed to Sept 2021).
The GB Wheelchair Basketball Teams are amongst the best in the world with an internationally revered performance programme. The current GB Women’s Wheelchair Basketball squad is the highest performing in the sport’s history, having secured silver medals at their last two consecutive major championships (Worlds 2018 / Europeans 2019).
The successful candidate must have first-hand experience of successfully performing within an international major competition environment (in a Paralympic or Olympic setting) as either an athlete or coach.
The role will require someone who has the flexibility to commit to a part-time role initially, leading to a full-time commitment prior to and during the Games period. The Interim GB Coach will require the successful candidate to spend significant periods away from home, as well as international travel (Tokyo Games), during May, June, July, August and September 2021.
We are looking for someone who can bring to the team a strong eye for tactical expertise and a team player, is an adept and excellent communicator, and possesses strong people skills with an intuitive ability to collaborate with athletes and team staff alike.
If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Jayne Ellis Performance Director [email protected].
How to apply
Please complete the British Wheelchair Basketball Application Form (below)
BWB is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications irrespective of age, disability, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation.