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Head of Performance for GB Climbing

  • Location: North West
  • Organisation: British Mountaineering Council
  • Salary: £50 - £55k per annum
  • Closing Date: 03 March 2021 | Coaching & Sports Development

There has never been a more exciting future for competition climbing as the sport is poised to make its long-awaited debut later this year at the rescheduled 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and has recently been confirmed on the Paris 2024 programme.

Furthermore, the BMC successfully secured Progression funding from UK Sport and it has been confirmed that our Podium Athlete Award funding will continue through to Paris (a total 4-year award of £1.56m). This complements the existing investment made into the sport by the BMC and by Sport England.

The GB Climbing department within the BMC now has the funding, the opportunity and the ambition to create the new Head of Performance role, with the mission to raise performance across all competition climbing disciplines and develop a successful team of homegrown athletes. Progressive and knowledgeable leaders will fit perfectly in this exciting new role, ready to join the BMC and GB Climbing at one of the most pivotal points in the sport's history to help shape the future of competition climbing in the UK.

We are seeking an individual who can inspire and connect with the UK’s competition climbing community at all levels, and in line with the vision, mission and values of the BMC and GB Climbing.

The Head of Performance will play a key role within the BMC’s Senior Team in driving forward the vision and ambitions of GB Climbing and in turn support the BMC and its members more broadly. The role will entail building and monitoring a performance system within GB Climbing whilst inspiring our athletes and GB Climbing staff to achieve their highest potential.

This is a unique chance for a Head of Performance to develop this fledgling Olympic Sport from its current status into a world-class trophy-winning team. GB Climbing and its athletes look forward to working with the Head of Performance in order to realise this dream.

The role holder will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK and possess a full driving licence. 

Please send a covering letter and up-to-date CV to by 4pm on Wednesday 3 March 2021.

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