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Training & Education Officer

  • Location: Meriden, West Midlands
  • Organisation: British Dressage
  • Salary: £20,000 to £22,500, subject to experience
  • Closing Date: 14 August 2017 | Events & Operations

Training & Education Officer

Salary: £20,000 to £22,500, subject to experience

Location: Meriden, West Midlands

British Dressage is the governing body for the Olympic sport of dressage and a member of the British Equestrian Federation. We aim to promote and develop dressage in the UK, with training at the very heart of everything that we do to continually improve our sport. As a result, an exciting new opportunity has arisen to join the head office team as Training & Education Officer.

We’re looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic person with excellent administrative and customer service skills to join us, working to develop and support training for coaches and judges, as well as helping to manage our key educational events. This will be a full time role based at our offices in Meriden, West Midlands.

Reporting to the Education & Development Manager, you’ll have an integral role in the delivery of our national training activity and coaching qualifications. As such, knowledge of qualifications and training would be advantageous. You’ll also play an important part in the organisation of BD’s major national training events, such as the National Convention, Coaches Forum, Judges Convention, Principles Seminar and a range of other national training initiatives, so experience of events management is highly desirable.

This is a busy and varied role where good communication, interpersonal and organisation skills are essential, along with a proactive ‘can do’ attitude. The successful candidate will work across several projects simultaneously, so the ability to multi-task while taking a diligent, structured approach is also vital.

You’ll be expected to build strong relationships with coaches, judges, volunteers and colleagues within BD. Specific knowledge of dressage and / or familiarity with the equestrian world would therefore be a distinct advantage.

Due to the nature of our sport a flexible approach to working is required, including some attendance at events during weekends and evenings.  

Skills and attributes required

• Event management experience

• Experience of education and training is desirable 

• Excellent communication and organisational skills

• Excellent administrative and interpersonal skills

• Self-motivated, with ability to work to tight deadlines

• Diligent, structured approach, good attention to detail 

• Ability to work proactively, both independently and as part of a team

• Computer literate, particularly in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

• Full driving license and own transport

How to apply

For more information please see, or contact Charlotte Osborne for a copy of the job description.  

To apply, please send a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and a copy of your CV by email to Charlotte Osborne:

Closing date for applications is 14 August 2017

Interview date: w/c 21 August 2017

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