Janice Nisbet's photoVeterans Team Manager

Janice Nisbet
Status: Volunteer
Club: ESOC

Job Description

Appointed by: SOA Board

Period of tenure: Not limited

Reporting: Regular standard report to Performance Director


  1. Ensure that Scotland has a Veterans team at all invited fixtures (e.g. VHI)
  2. Represent Scottish interests with regard to race format discussions.
  3. Encourage and facilitate training and development of veteran athletes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be aware of Veteran Home International fixtures and other potential fixtures.
  • Appoint and publicise the selection panel.
  • Identify and publicise the selection criteria.
  • Communicate with potential team members (including those living out with Scotland). Notify team members when selected.
  • Liaise with the event organiser re venue, accommodation, etc.
  • Appoint a Team Manager if unable to attend the event.
  • Plan travel arrangements, if appropriate.
  • Liaise with the SOA Treasurer regarding budget allocation.
  • Inform team members of individual financial contributions.
  • Encourage team members to apply for grant assistance for events.
  • Submit a financial summary and short report.
  • Liaise with other Team Managers and represent Scottish interests.
  • Organise training opportunities for Veteran athletes in Scotland.
  • Register all coaching / training events with the Fixtures Secretary.
  • Submission of reports to Score / SOA web site.
  • Input as required to SOA Strategic Plans.

Pro-forma for reporting (“Nothing to report” is permitted!)

Headings should include:

  1. Any issues regarding appointment of selection panel / selection criteria.
  2. Training planned (formal and informal).
  3. Any issues regarding fixtures, especially VHI.
  4. Issues arising from Team manager meetings / liaison.
  5. Financial matters.
  6. Any significant changes notified from British Orienteering.
  7. Any action required from the Board.

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