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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 who are based in the UK and overseas. 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.

For further information and to submit your application, please contact 


Applicants should submit their CV and a covering letter (max 1 page) explaining your interest in the role and qualifications to by Friday 18th May.

Job Title: British Nordic Development Squad Pathway Coach


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


Contract Type: Part time, freelance. Approximately 90 days work per year, a combination 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

  • PVG scheme membership will be mandatory


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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