Position: National Coach Singles Development
Responsible to: Head Coach
Office location: Based at the National Badminton Centre with the requirement to travel regularly within England
Hours: Full time – 35.58 hours per week
Badminton England is the organisation for all things badminton in England for everyone who wants to get involved whatever age, ability or gender. Our people love playing, watching and supporting badminton. We want everyone in England to do the same and become part of the badminton community, whether as a player, coach, volunteer or fan.
With a million players playing every month, badminton is the nation’s most played racket sport and the sixth biggest sport overall. We want to inspire everyone to play more, support louder and love badminton, from this generation to the next.
The unique qualities of badminton make it accessible and enjoyable for anyone and everyone. And we work collaboratively with our partners and stakeholders to provide traditional and innovative opportunities for all to be involved; from primary school programmes to adult social badminton, from clubs to counties, and from our world class coaching development to our major events delivery.
With Olympic success at the heart of our ambitions, we are investing our knowledge and expertise to build a quality future for our sport by strengthening and evolving the domestic game and developing talent to achieve success on the international stage, inspiring the next generation of players and fans.
Focus – pursuing goals with clarity, drive and determination
Ambition – striving to attain excellence with motivation and passion
Courage – having the confidence to evolve by making the right decisions for the right reasons
Teamwork – understanding and respecting each others’ roles and being a supportive unified team
To be one of the Nation’s most popular sports and consistently win medals at World, Olympic and Paralympic level.
The National Coach Singles Development has the responsibly for the planning and delivery of a single’s specific development strategy with the aim of building a pool of singles players capable of delivering medal winning performance in the future. The role will require overseeing and coaching England’s current highest performers but with a priority to identify and nurture future talent. The role will be split between coaching on court and supporting the improvement and quality of singles coaching in identified areas of England. The National Coach Singles Development will have the key responsibility to energise coaches to develop their singles coaching skills and motivate suitable players to pursue the opportunity to specialise in singles.
Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities
- Oversee the planning and delivery of annual and weekly training and competition programmes for identified players within the England Junior Pathway (EJP)
- Plan and deliver an annual and weekly training and competition programme for identified players from within the England Performance Programme (EPP)
- Effectively utilise the available Sports Science Sport Medicine support for identified players to maximise performance and ensure we meet our duty of care responsibilities to the players
- Work closely with the Pathway Manager and Pathway Coaches to ensure alignment and overlap of all singles training and competition activity from the EJP through to national training at the National Badminton Centre (NBC)
- Engage with the further development and implementation of the Player and Coach Characteristic Models (PCM, CCM)
- Engage with and where appropriate deliver coach education and development to identify coaches
- Work closely with the Head Coach to ensure resources and expertise are maximised to deliver our strategic objectives
- Proven track record of delivering results at the highest level
- Determined and energetic individual who is prepared to relentlessly pursue medal success
- Willingness to seek out new and innovative approaches to maintain and enhance the weekly training environment
- Ambitious and driven to continually develop new skills and techniques in themselves and others for the purpose of ensuring coaching methods keep pace with latest world trends
- Demonstrate an ability to plan, organise and prioritise workload
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to develop positive internal and external relationships at all levels
- Personal characteristic to want to bring people together and be successful as part of a team
- Capability and willingness to support other work area within the Performance Directorate as required.
Submissions are to be completed online by clicking here.
Applications to be received by no later than Friday 18 June 2021.
Interviews to be held towards the end of June 2021.
Badminton England is committed to equality & diversity and welcomes applications from everyone regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, background or circumstances.