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Head Coach- Olympic

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

British Athletics is recruiting a Head Coach to lead the Olympic World Class Programme – a key component of the single athletics performance and talent system within the UK.


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

The British Athletics Head Coach – Olympic will be a key role in this new era for our sport. You will report to the Performance Director and be a key part of the Performance Leadership Team. You will have specific responsibility for setting and overseeing the delivery of the competition and training budget and plan for non-disabled athletes at the highest level, delivering the British Athletics Olympic World Class Programme (WCP), focussed on the GB&NI senior teams at major championships with a view to achieving success at European, World Championships and the Olympic Games in 2021 and beyond. 


  • Responsible for leading the World Class Performance (WCP) and national senior teams at major championships with a view to achieving success at European Athletics Championships, World Athletics Championships and the Olympic Games in 2021 and beyond.
  • To manage and maintain productive relationships with the coaches of the GB&NI athletes.
  • Implement the WCP strategic plan, while maintaining connectivity with the other parts of the High Performance System.

For further details please see the candidate brief 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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