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Head of Pathway Development

Table Tennis England

Table Tennis England is the national governing body for table tennis in England, responsible for representing, coordinating, administering, marketing and developing the sport.

Posted
24 Nov 2022
Status
Full Time
Location
England
Closing date
20 Jan 2023

Reporting to the Head of Performance Development, the Head of Pathway Development will lead and be responsible across all stages of the Player Pathway and play a key role in creating transformational change to achieve future World and Olympic success.

The Head of Pathway Development will have the capability to establish and lead a culture that nurtures a diverse group of young players and coaches who show potential today but with the talent, drive and ambition to be the champions of tomorrow.

THE ROLE

CORE PURPOSE:

  • To increase the number, and quality, of players and coaches across the England pathway that achieves a year on year improvement in junior results at European and World level
  • To lead the design and delivery of the England pathway, working with partners to create progressive environments for players and coaches to develop
  • To be responsible for the delivery of an integrated development pathway for players and coaches throughout England, that underpins Performance Development, and aligns to the purpose of developing future champions and world class coaches

THE OPPORTUNITY:

  • This role is made for a forward thinking, innovative, professional who seeks the scope of influence to contribute to transformational change.
  • Reporting to the Head of Performance Development, the Head of Pathway Development will lead and be responsible across all stages of the Player Pathway and play a key role in creating transformational change to achieve future World and Olympic success.
  • The Head of Pathway Development will have the capability to establish and lead a culture that nurtures a diverse group of young players and coaches who show potential today but with the talent, drive and ambition to be the champions of tomorrow.

KEY DELIVERABLES:

  • Work across internal departments to establish an integrated, seamless, and respected system from participation into the England Performance environment
  • Establish a network of Pathway Development Centres that support the development of players and coaches and underpin the national training environment
  • Publish the pathway standards, and how these will be achieved, that will deliver transformational change across the pathway
  • Ensure appropriate induction processes are in place when athletes transition into an England performance programme
  • Support with the collection/mobilisation of insight that will assist in the development of player profiling/benchmarkin
  • Implement support during key transition points for players as they progress through and exit the pathway
  • Establish a nationwide talent search system that provides the opportunity to discover the potential of today and the champions of tomorrow
  • Work in close collaboration with stakeholders from Clubs, County Associations, other table tennis partners and wider talent stakeholders, who play their part in the table tennis pathway
  • Support more junior players into regular training and competition every year with the ability to transition into senior table tennis
  • Increase the number of players with the potential to be selected for national training at an earlier age
  • Ensure the England pathway aligns to the England Performance Programme

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How to Apply

If this exciting position appeals to you, you should click 'Apply Now' to submit:

  • An up-to-date CV which shows your full career history – we recommend that this is no longer than two pages, however, please ensure you represent your skills, experiences, and achievements;
  • A covering letter of no more than two pages of A4 demonstrating how you will bring your experience, skills, and knowledge to be successful in the role.



Additional Information

Status
Full Time
Job Type
Academy
Governing Body Role
Recruitment & Scouting
Sport
Table Tennis
Pay Information
Competitive

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