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Here at British Canoeing we set our standards high and pursue excellence in all that we do; as a National Governing Body of Sport and as a group of individuals.

Paddle Safe Officer

HOURS:  Part time 30 Hours per week.

LOCATION: (Based at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham)

Salary: Band 3 - £21,417 - £30,840 (FTE)

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 are making progress in delivering Stronger Together - an exciting and ambitious new strategy for Paddlesport in the UK (2017-2021).

As a key member of the organisation within our Governance and Compliance team we are looking for someone who can take the lead on safeguarding in our clubs and centres and who can develop and embed safeguarding throughout the organisation. The role will involve working with and providing support to English Talent clubs and British Teams competing in non-Olympic disciplines of Paddlesports. Some travel will be required to meet the requirements of the role.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communications skills combined with experience and awareness of safeguarding issues within sport, with a minimum of SPC1 training. Candidates will also ideally have experience of working with volunteers, preferably within the sporting sector. Some knowledge of legislation and best practise relating to Safeguarding is also preferred. A full, clean driving license is essential.

To apply:

Please send a covering letter clearly stating your salary expectations and CV to:

HR Department, British Canoeing, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU.  Or Email [email protected]

Closing date for applications is Monday 7th January 2019

Interviews will be held: Monday 21st January 2019

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.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

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Events Officer

HOURS:  Full time 37 Hours per week.

LOCATION: (Based at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham)

Salary: Band 3 - £21,417 - £30,840

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 are making progress in delivering Stronger Together - an exciting and ambitious new strategy for paddlesport in the UK (2017-2021).

We have ambitious plans for the future with the delivery of a varied domestic events programme and international events hosting strategy and we are seeking an individual who can proactively deliver, promote and support high quality events for the organisation.  We are searching for a dynamic individual who can hit the ground running and who can network in the wider sports event management community and connect with both internal and external stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational skills combined with a proven track record in managing events, negotiating with suppliers and keeping budgets on track. The ability to deal with a wide and busy workload is essential as is the ability to analyse issues and propose creative solutions. Candidates will also ideally have experience of working with volunteers, preferably within the sporting sector.

To apply:

Please send a covering letter clearly stating your salary expectations and CV to:

HR Department, British Canoeing, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU.  Or Email [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 15th January 2019

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.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

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Independent Member for the Canoe Slalom International Panel (GB Team Selection Committee)

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.   This is an exciting time for British Canoeing as we continue our preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.  

In the last four years, British athletes have won multiple World Cup, European Championship, World Championship and Olympic medals in Canoe Sprint and Para-canoe.  In keeping with our strategy for paddlesport in the UK (2017-2021) “Stronger Together”, British Canoeing has an aspiration to deliver even more medals at more championship events and to inspire the next generation through exceptional performances.

The Canoe Slalom International Panel is appointed and governed by the British Canoeing Board and is responsible for the selection of all GB International Canoe Slalom Teams.

The composition of the International Panel is critical and it must consist of a mix of technical expertise and independence to ensure that the most appropriate GB Teams are selected in a fair and transparent manner.    

To ensure this mix is maintained British Canoeing is looking to appoint an additional independent Member through an open recruitment process, to fill a vacancy in line with the constituted terms of reference.

Independent Member

This will be an individual with extensive knowledge of Canoe Slalom and the talented athletes within the sport. They will not be members of the British Canoeing Performance Senior Leadership Team, or the British Canoeing Slalom coaching team.

Applicants must be able to devote sufficient time to the role which will include contributing to the development of selection policies, attending domestic races which form part of a team selection process and attending approximately five International Panel meetings per year.   

These are voluntary roles although reasonable expenses required to fulfil the duties of the role will be reimbursed in line with British canoeing’s expenses policy.

For more information on the roles please contact Andy Maddock, Head of Performance Operations [email protected]

Application Closing Date: 5th January 2019

The Appointment Process 

All applications will be assessed by a recruitment panel which will include the Chair of the International Panel and the Head of Governance and Compliance. If interviews are required they will take place over telephone, Skype or in person at a mutually convenient date. If the panel feel that face to face interviews are not required, they may appoint based on information contained within the application form and the telephone and/or Skype interview. It is important that applicants provide as much relevant information as possible. 

To apply please send a covering letter and CV to: HR Department, British Canoeing, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU.  Or Email [email protected] 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

Independent Member for the Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe International Panel (GB Team Selection Committee)

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.   This is an exciting time for British Canoeing, as we continue our preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

In the last four years, British athletes have won multiple World Cup, European Championship, World Championship and Olympic medals in Canoe Sprint and Para-canoe.  In keeping with our strategy for paddlesport in the UK (2017-2021) “Stronger Together”, British Canoeing has an aspiration to deliver even more medals at more championship events and to inspire the next generation through exceptional performances.

The Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe International Panel is appointed and governed by the British Canoeing Board and is responsible for the selection of GB International Canoe Sprint and Para-canoe Teams. The Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe International Panels are constituted separately but meetings run concurrently and independent representation will be for one position to sit on both panels.

The composition of the International Panel is critical and it must consist of a mix of technical expertise and independence to ensure that the most appropriate GB Teams are selected in a fair and transparent manner.   

To ensure this mix is maintained British Canoeing is looking to appoint an additional independent Member through an open recruitment process, to fill a vacancy in line with the constituted terms of reference.

Independent Member

This will be an individual with extensive knowledge of Canoe Sprint/Para-canoe and the talented athletes within the sport. They will not be members of the British Canoeing Performance Senior Leadership Team, or the British Canoeing Sprint/Para-canoe coaching team.

Applicants must be able to devote sufficient time to the role which will include contributing to the development of selection policies, attending up to five domestic Regattas which form part of a team selection process and attending approximately five International Panel meetings per year.   

These are voluntary roles although reasonable expenses required to fulfil the duties of the role will be reimbursed in line with British canoeing’s expenses policy.

For more information on the roles please contact Andy Maddock, Head of Performance Operations [email protected]

Application Closing Date: 5th January 2019 

The Appointment Process 

All applications will be assessed by a recruitment panel which will include the Chair of the International Panel and the Head of Governance and Compliance. If interviews are required they will take place over telephone, Skype or in person at a mutually convenient date. If the panel feel that face to face interviews are not required, they may appoint based on information contained within the application form and the telephone and/or Skype interview. It is important that applicants provide as much relevant information as possible.

 To apply please send a covering letter and CV to: HR Department, British Canoeing, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU.  Or Email [email protected]

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Independent Non- Executive Directors x 2

British Canoeing is establishing a new company to be responsible for the delivery of its International Events and is seeking to appoint two Independent Non-Executive Directors to serve on the Board of British Canoeing Events.

This is an exciting time to join this new Board, with following events already secured; ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in June 2019, the ECA European Slalom Championships in May 2020, ICF Freestyle World Cup in 2020 and ICF Freestyle World Championships in 2021. British Canoeing is also currently bidding to host the ICF Slalom World Championships in 2023.

The Board is seeking applicants with a good understanding of corporate governance and experience in the planning and delivery or large sports events.

In line with our Equality and Diversity Policy we are keen to achieve a diverse Board of Directors and would welcome applications from those communities under-represented within paddlesport, in particular people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and women. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate an independence from the committee structures and commercial interests of British Canoeing, although other involvements in the sport will be acceptable.

Ideally the successful candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • A passion/interest in Sport
  • A proven track record of success in the private, public and/.or voluntary sector
  • An Ability to think creatively and strategically and challenge appropriately 

You will be required to attend 2/3 Board Meetings a year, as well as support the calendar of International Events.  

This is a voluntary role but normal expenses will of course be reimbursed. 

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to: Susan Hicks, Head of Finance, British Canoeing, National Watersports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU. Email [email protected]

Closing date for applications is Monday 31st December 2018.

Interviews will be held on Friday 11th January 2019.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

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