Scottish Gymnastics Jobs

2018 Commonwealth Games Coach Vacancies

Lead Coaches - Voluntary Position (expenses only)

1 Men’s Artistic, 1 Women’s Artistic, 1 Rhythmic

In preparation for the XXI Commonwealth Games which take place in April 2018 in the Gold Coast of Australia, Scottish Gymnastics is seeking notes of interests from coaches who would like to be considered to join the Scottish Gymnastics Performance team taking on the role of Lead Coach for their respective discipline.

For MAG / WAG, the successful candidate will be required to support the delivery of the National Performance Programme training camps under the direction of National Technical Advisors Claire Starkey and Paul Hall MBE (from April 2017). They will also be required to support delivery of the training camps for the team between January 2018 and the Games. 

For RHY, the successful candidate would support any delivery of training camps on the successful nominations and confirmation of gymnasts that will attend the Games from January – March 2018.

We need individuals with a proven track record within the sport at national and international level.  This person should also have previous experience of preparing gymnasts for, and coaching at major international competitions. The person will need to demonstrate excellent communication and leadership skills.

This role will be challenging but extremely rewarding, and provide an opportunity for the individual(s) to be at the heart of the 2018 Commonwealth Games preparation programme and Games time performance.

Interested coaches will need to be prepared and committed to be away for ~ 4weeks for both the Team Scotland Preparation Camp and Games time; their note of interest must be supported by the club which will endorse the commitments outlined below.

If you feel you are interested in being part of this exciting journey and feel you meet the person specification and able to carry out the duties outlined here, please submit your note of interest, highlighting your suitability to the role and discipline, plus two named references to by Friday 31 March, 12 noon.  Interviews will take place on 21 April 2017.

Following the nomination of gymnasts to Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) and final approval of gymnast selection, additional coaching accreditations may be allocated for Team Coach positions across the three disciplines. Selection of these coaches will be made in line with identifying coaches who meet the criteria below and in the eyes of the selection panel, will best contribute to delivering a positive Games experience for gymnasts and team staff.