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Performance Director

  • Organisation: British Athletics
  • Closing Date: 12 July 2020 | Coaching & Sports Development

British Athletics is seeking to appoint a Performance Director to lead a single athletics high performance and talent system within the UK.


The successful candidate will be joining the UK National Governing Body, in this new and expanded role, at the heart of a new joint vision and plan, shared with the governing bodies of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. ‘An Athletics Nation’ is our vision and plan to make sure that running, throwing, jumping and pushing is open and available to everyone.


  • To provide the vision, leadership and strategic direction for the UK Athletics High Performance System and its underpinning pathways, ensuring the sport has a strong sustainable pipeline of athletes and coaches who are able to deliver consistent medal success on a world stage in targeted major events within the next four years and beyond.
  • To play an integral role establishing and overseeing a World Class Coaching & Learning System for the sport.
  • Responsibility to develop and support a high performing team of Head Coaches (Olympic/Paralympic) and performance staff in the planning and implementation of their individual strategies designed to deliver sustainable success in the Paris Olympic/Paralympic cycle and beyond.
  • As a member of the UK Athletics Senior Executive Leadership team, to actively contribute to the setting of the strategic and cultural direction of the organisation aligned to ‘An Athletic Nation’. 

Further details can be found in the candidate brief which is accessed by following the application process. The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 12th July 2020. To find out more about the position, please contact Dawn Brown at to arrange a confidential conversation.

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