Endurance Manager vacancy – apply by October 7, please

Thursday 23rd September 2021

GAA Miler Meet events like this one at Linwood have become an important strand in the Endurance event group growth in recent years (photo by Bobby Gavin)

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scottishathletics are looking for an Endurance Manager to add to our current Performance Team staff.

The role is 30 hours per week and the successful applicant will report to our Head of Performance, Mark Pollard.

Mark’s move to that position has left a gap and the Endurance Manager will be handed responsibility for a number of key tasks and projects.

Our athletes and coaches have made a huge impact in recent years across the Endurance event group and it is very important we maintain that momentum moving forward.

‘We’re pleased to now advertise the Endurance Manager role and look forward to hearing from interested applicants,’ said Mark, with applications open until Thursday 7 October.

‘It is an opportunity for someone to work in athletics and try and help us continue to grow the sport in Scotland.

‘There are a range of responsibilities involved in the role and a number of endurance projects which require hands-on leadership as we move out of Covid-19 restrictions and recover momentum.

‘In road running and cross country in particular there are areas we really need to pick up from where we effectively ‘left off’ early in 2020.’

Cross country opportunities were very limited during 2020-21 and our new Endurance Manager will pick up some projects as the new season unfolds

In terms of the Endurance Manager post, key tasks will include:

*With support and guidance from the Head of Performance ensure there is effective expertise, support and guidance around the development of endurance events in Scotland.

*Perform a Performance Manager role for agreed Athlete and Coach pairings as part of the Performance Foundations and National Academy programmes (liaising with service support partners where appropriate).

*In agreement with the Head of Performance, lead, plan and deliver on the scottishathletics Middle Distance Project – this will primarily focus on Coach development; Athlete development; Competition development.

*Lead and manage the delivery and evolution of Event Group Competition Opportunities.

*Lead and manage the delivery and evolution the Trafford Project aspect of the MDP.

*Coordinate and contribute towards the creation of appropriate CPD resources to facilitate the delivery of the coach development aspect on agreed endurance projects.

*Coordinate the development of appropriate sport science support with service provision partners (e.g. SIS) where appropriate, to facilitate the coach and athlete development aspects on agreed endurance projects.

*Lead the development and evolution of the network of endurance coaches (with consideration to ‘gap’ areas such as steeplechase).

*Attend and be a key contributor at RR & CC meetings to help shape and lead this area of our sport.

*Organise and support the selection / delivery of age group and senior National endurance teams across disciplines (primarily RR, CC and T&F, but also Hill and Ultra running).

*Coordinate, deliver and evolve the Road Running Grand Prix/Short Course Team Challenge/Cross Country Grand Prix.

These are by no means all the projects and others are outlined via the application forms in the Jobs section.

Application forms – deadline is noon on Thursday 7 October

Scottish championships on the road returned at the Stirling 10k recently and looking at events and working with the RR and CC Commission is another part of the role


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