SOA Performance Coordinator Position
SOA Performance Coordinator
The Scottish Orienteering Association are looking to put in place a paid employee to coordinate a program to cater for elite orienteers living in Scotland.
The SOA is also hopeful of securing funding in 2019 to extend this role to cover non-elite orienteers in the age range 18-30 in order to improve opportunities and increase retention in this age group.
Contract available: 0.5 days per week, funding is agreed for 3 years initially.
Appointed by: SOA President, on behalf the SOA Board, via interview panel.
Reporting to: SOA Performance Director (and SOA Performance Committee).
Place of work: Working from home, but likely to require travel.
Remittance: £20,000-£23,000 FTE dependent on experience.
Application Closing Date: 20th January
Applications should be made by submitting a CV and covering letter outlining suitability for the role to
Interviews: Will take place in January.
- Coordinate the Performance and Elite teams
- Produce a yearly program for the teams
- Organise a program of activity including:
- 3 or 4 Weekends, including a kick-off/celebration weekend with ScotJOS
- Camps – possibly pre-WOC, Warm Weather training or summer tour
- Co-ordinate program with ScotJOS, EUOC, GB teams
- Prepare a 'Scotland' team for Jukola if feasible
- Coordinate coaches/volunteers/helpers to assist with program
Support the Performance and Elite teams with regards to:
- Personal coaching
- Sponsorship opportunities
- Sport science support
- Overseas opportunities
- Other opportunities such as coaching
- Ensure our Performance athletes have as much support as possible
Look for opportunities and partnerships such as:
- Scottish Universities
- Scottish Sports Facilities
- Overseas matches
- Scottish 6 Day
- Interesting speakers and guests for training weekends
- Input into the selection process for the Scotland team at the SHIs
- Work with the Performance Director on Scottish selection criteria and policies
- Coordinate the presentation of the teams and athletes on the internet and social media with a volunteer
- Monitor and engage ScotJOS leavers
- Maintain a focus on both sprint and forest orienteering
- Engage clubs to support and foster elite orienteering
- Work to develop performance coaches with the SOA coaching team
- Support the SHI team manager (planned to be a separate voluntary role)
- Support fund raising activities, including orienteering events, running races etc
This post would suit a motivated individual passionate about driving forward elite orienteering in Scotland. Ideally the candidate would have a good knowledge of elite orienteering and a high-level orienteering coaching qualification. There may be a requirement to work some weekends and evenings. Note that this role is not a coaching role, just coordinating a program.
Should you have questions about the role please do contact