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Regional Pathway Coach (Canoe Slalom)

  • Job Location

    Lee Valley White Water Centre, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire

  • Start date

    Closing date: Friday 26th February

  • Duration


  • Job Benefits

    £21,328 - £30,713 (FTE), Part time, 10 hours per week


This is role represents a fantastic opportunity to join British Canoeing as we look to deliver on our 2021 ambitions and implement our strategy for future success in the Paris cycle beyond to L.A.

In the last four years, British athletes have won multiple World Cup, European Championship, World Championship and Olympic medals in Canoe Slalom. British Canoeing has an aspiration to deliver even more medals at more championship events and to inspire the next generation of paddlers through exceptional performances. 

The role will operate within the British Canoeing Athlete Pathway Framework which supports the development of a sustainable regional infrastructure for talented paddlers throughout England. They will play an important role in delivering a stronger talent pool with an increase in numbers and depth of paddlers enabling every athlete to fulfil their potential and establish a sporting habit for life. 

The primary remit of the Lee Valley Regional Pathway coach will be to support the England Slalom Talent Programme in the Southern region helping to strengthening the depth of athletes from the surrounding community at all stages of the pathway.  A key part of the role will be to help develop sustainable access and opportunity for white water and slalom coaching at Lee Valley White Water Centre.

The goal of the role is to contribute to the delivery of a world leading talent pathway and by working in conjunction with local clubs, coaches, volunteers and parents ensure that opportunities and experiences for athletes based local to LVWWC exist for them to progress, thrive and excel.


Successful candidates will need to demonstrate an understanding of the skills required by a Coach operating at Slalom Coach Award level and above, as well as experience of operating in a club environment with young people and volunteers.

Essential Requirements

  • National Coaching qualifications appropriate for this position (Slalom Coach Award or equivalent)
  • Experience working within a talent development environment.
  • An understanding of the components of Canoe Slalom Performance and the ability to develop, deliver and modify, as required, individualised training and preparation programmes to improve the performance of young athletes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of talent athletes, club coaches and parents at club and regional level.
  • Awareness of the applicable British Canoeing safeguarding and child protection policies.
  • Full driving licence

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, British Canoeing is only permitted to ask an individual information about ‘unspent’ cautions and convictions. This will be carried out through completion of a DBS Basic Check.


About us

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.  This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing, as we have made great progress in delivering Stronger Together – an exciting and

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