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The British Nordic Development Squad (BNDS) is part of a long-term athlete pathway from club athlete to national senior level for cross-country skiing in the UK, with a focus on athletes from club level (minimum age 12) to World Junior and U23 level. The Pathway Coach is responsible for supporting BNDS athletes through planning, coordination and delivery of a training and racing programme. This role is a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of cross-country skiing in the UK and support talented athletes aspiring to represent the UK on the world stage.

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Job Title: British Nordic Development Squad Pathway Coach


Location: Remote working for administration and management days, attendance at training camps throughout Europe


Contract Type: Part time, freelance. Approximately 90 days work per year, a mixture of coaching and management days



  • Coach skiers from club athlete (12 years upwards) through to the Home Nations Performance Pathway Squad:

    • Create a yearly programme of training and race camps

    • Support the technical and physical development of BNDS athletes

    • Monitor progression along the performance pathway within BNDS 


Roles and responsibilities



  • Lead training and racing camps with BNDS Athletes:

    • Provide technical coaching and feedback

    • Plan training and race camp schedules

  • Write training plans

  • Monitor athlete performance and liaise with athletes

  • Athlete welfare responsibility on camps



  • Create a yearly programme of training and race camps to facilitate progression along the performance pathway

  • Monitor athlete progression along the pathway

  • Coordinate camp planning & logistics with support from BNDS Committee

  • Manage budgets and costings for BNDS activities in liaison with committee finance officers

  • Maintain a team of coaches to coach on BNDS camps as required


Relationship Management

  • Develop members understanding of BNDS aims & objectives

  • Key point of contact for BNDS athletes and parents

  • Report to the BNDS Management Committee

  • Work closely with Snowsport Scotland Development and Performance Pathway coaches, plus other NGB coaches as appropriate, to ensure smooth transitions into BNDS and onto other areas of the pathway


Skills &  Experience

  • Competitive skiing background preferred

  • Experience leading camps and working with athletes in the 12-18 age group

  • Good communication and leadership skills

  • Good organisational skills



  • Snowsport Scotland Level 2 coaching qualification (or equivalent)

  • Full clean driving licence


Employment Arrangements

  • Competitive rate of pay, subject to negotiation based on experience

  • The role reports to the BNDS Management Committee through attendance at monthly committee meetings.

  • Line management is provided by the BNDS Chair

  • This is a freelance and part-time position, the Pathway Coach is not an employee of BNDS

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