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Sport Team- Training

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  • Organisation: British Showjumping
  • Contract: Full Time
  • Closing Date: 25 September 2017 | Admin

Sport Team- Training

Location: Meriden, West Midlands

British Showjumping, the National Governing Body for Showjumping in Britain, is currently seeking to appoint an experienced Administrator to work as part of The Sport Team at their office based in Meriden, West Midlands. 

Looking after the sport in Great Britain, British Showjumping formulates the rules and codes of practice under which all affiliated competitions are held.  Our purpose is to improve and maintain standards of Showjumping, whilst encouraging members of all standards and at all levels to enjoy fair competition over safe and attractive courses.   

The Role:

· Key point of contact for all Coaches

· Manage coach compliance requirements including insurance, DBS, first aid, safeguarding.

· Manage Training Cost Centres / Budgets with the Chief Operating Officer

· Support the Organisation of the Coaches/ Academy Conferences

· Oversee the Shining Star and Five Star Award Administration, certification and log book

· Organising delivery of all UKCC qualifications, ensuring all centre criteria are adhered to and appropriate policies in place

· Manage UKCC workforce including centre compliance and CPD requirements

· Produce a quarterly Coaches E-Newsletter

· Oversee and deliver all coach CPD provision and programmes

· Oversee management and delivery of Junior and Senior Academies and associated training programmes

· Support the National Director of Sport in any Sport Team projects

· Attend team meetings as and when required and carry out instructions given by the management team



Qualifications and Knowledge

· Degree or similar level qualification in sports discipline

· Knowledge of the sports structures within the UK and associated coaching structures and qualifications

· Full UK driving licence


· Knowledge of the sport of Showjumping and its competition structure

· Knowledge of equestrian coaching qualifications

· Knowledge of coach development principals



· Experience of working with a range of stakeholders

· Experience of developing and managing projects from development to implementation

· Experience of organising and delivery of sports events/ training


· Experience of achievement in meeting targets, ideally in the sports or a related sector

· Evidence of partnership working

· Managing and reporting on budgets


Behaviours and Skills

· Excellent leadership skills with the capability to manage and inspire participants and volunteers of British Showjumping

· Ability to work in a team and have a flexible approach to work

· Excellent attention to detail

· Ability to manage challenging situations in an appropriate manner

· The ability to manage a varied and complex workload

· High-level communication skills

· Able to use own initiative, self-motivated and committed to ongoing personal development and training

· Well-developed active listening skills showing an ability to take direction as well as to direct

· Comprehensive IT skills and proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Office and PowerPoint

· Outstanding commitment to the development of Showjumping


· Ability to prioritise workload to meet competing deadlines

· The ability to present information in an accurate and appropriate format; illustrating good communication, personal organisation and interpersonal skills

How to apply

To apply please send a covering letter with CV to Nicky McMurdo, Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive, British Showjumping, Meriden Business Park, Copse Drive, Meriden, West Midlands, CV5 9RG or email:

Closing date for applications is 25 September 2017

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