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Senior Squad Volunteer Support Roles

British Orienteering is looking to appoint a number of volunteer support roles to work with the Senior Squad for 2020. Roles are available to support the squad at International Orienteering Federation (IOF) and other International Competitions including the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships.  The primary roles are Team Manager, Technical Support/Coach and Physio.

The roles are identified to support the athletes in the lead up to and at each competition and they will work together to support the athletes to prepare effectively for competitions. Responsibilities include coordinating the logistics, providing mentoring/coaching support for athletes and to provide medical advice in line with qualifications held (physio role only).

For consistency of experience for the athletes, it is preferred if the positions can be filled by the same people across a number of competitions. However, all offers of support are very welcome and will be considered accordingly.

These roles are expected to take place during the dates indicated below.  However, communication via phone and email to British Orienteering and athletes prior and post-competition would be required when necessary.  

Competitions

Competitions

World Cup 1,
Switzerland

Pre-WOC Training Camp, 
Denmark

World Champs,
Denmark

Universities World Championships,
 Russia

European Championships,
Estonia

World Cup 3,
Italy

Dates

20 - 24 May 

1 - 3  June 

7 - 11 July 

14 - 18 July

19 - 23 August

1 - 6 October

Roles Available

Team Manager

 

Team Manager  

Team Manager

Team Manager

Team Manager

 

Technical Support/Coach

Technical Support/Coach

Technical Support/Coach

Technical
Support/Coach

Technical
Support/Coach

Technical Support/Coach

 

 

 

Physio

 

Physio

 

Competition Roles

Team Manager

As Team Manager you will manage the GB team attendance at competitions aiming to provide, as far as possible, a stress-free competition experience for the team. You will have experience of managing team attendance at international competitions.

Your role will organise and coordinate the logistics for the GB team attending Senior International Competitions, including internal travel, food and training and will involve liaising with Competition Organisers. Your role as Team Manager at the competition will include the final declaration of athletes nominated for each race.

You will have knowledge and experience of International Orienteering Competition, excellent communication and organisational skills with the ability to remain calm in high-pressure situations. 

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Technical Support Volunteer/ Coach

As Technical Support Volunteer you will be able to provide coaching/mentoring support for athletes whilst at the competition, including coordinating training and supporting the athlete’s preparations for each race.  

You will have knowledge and experience of International Orienteering Competition, relevant coaching experience, excellent communication and organisational skills with the ability to remain calm in high-pressure situations.  

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Physio/Massage

As a Physio/Massage Volunteer, you will work with the Team Manager and athletes, to ensure that the athletes are prepared as far as possible, to deliver their best performances at the competition.

The role will include supporting athletes commensurate with your qualifications during their competition, communication with the athletes and support teams to ensure understanding of the athlete’s current condition.

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Costs of travel from the UK to competitions, accommodation and other associated competition costs will be covered by British Orienteering.

To apply please submit a short statement indicating your experience in relation to the role description to rhandley@britishorienteering.org

Closing date:  2 March 2020

Potential appointees will be asked to take part in an informal telephone interview.

British Orienteering is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life to apply for these roles and to reflect the team.

Come and join us.

Senior Squad Volunteer Support Roles 
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