British Curling provides a wide array of support in the development and preparation of athletes to be among the world’s best.
British Curling – the performance focused organisation that runs the elite curling programmes for GB and Scotland, seeks to appoint a new Olympic Head Coach (OHC).
The role encompasses leadership and support to the Olympic coaching team, operating out of the National Curling Academy (NCA) in Stirling, Scotland. This purpose designed and built venue enables a centralised training programme operating six days a week, and the OHC has a pivotal role to play in owning, driving, and progressing the philosophy, culture and leadership of the programme. The role also has a key leadership function as head coach when Scotland competes at European and World Championships, and across all Olympic disciplines at the Olympic Winter Games (and any qualifying events).
The OHC sits as a member of the senior leadership team (SLT), therefore a requirement of the role is strategic input to the organisation – through SLT, board and stakeholder/investor engagement.
Ultimately of course, British Curling exists as an organisation to win medals the right wayon the world stage with the Olympic Games being the primary focus for the OHC. Medals in Milan-Cortina 2026 are very much the priority, whilst balancing a longer term focus to ensure sustained success for Scotland and Great Britain for generations to come.
The role requires a commitment to being based in/near Stirling, Scotland, and will include international travel across each season (principle focus being European and World Championships annually).
Location: National Curling Academy, The Peak, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ
Contract Type: Full Time - Fixed term until September 2026
Salary: Depending on experience
Responsible to: Executive Performance Director (EPD)
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To apply for this opportunity with Great Britain’s most successful winter sport in a key and high profile role, please click 'Apply Now' to email a letter of application and CV to our recruitment team with the reference OHC23 in the subject line.
For further information or specific enquiries please contact Nigel Holl, Executive Performance Director (EPD) on [email protected] / +44 (0)7920270293. Any enquiries will be treated confidentially.
The EPD will be attending the Women’s and Men’s World Curling Championships (Sweden and Ottawa, Canada respectively) should anyone wish to have a face to face conversation.
Closing Date for Applications: Friday 14th April 2023
Interviews will be held Tuesday 2nd May 2023
The British Curling programme is also interested in coaches, or aspiring coaches who seek a full-time career in the sport at elite level. Opportunities exist for paid “apprentice coach” roles for those seeking to develop a career, or for established coaches wishing to join and impact the very special programme we operate. Letter of application / interest and CV should be sent to [email protected] with the subject line COACH23.
British Curling is committed to selecting and appointing staff solely on the basis of their ability to do the job for which they are being recruited and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. British Curling encourages job applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, religion, belief or sexual orientation.