British Triathlon is looking to appoint a Performance Director based at its headquarters in Loughborough, UK, to build on the national governing body’s current success and lead it through to Rio and beyond.
The organisation is ‘seeking a leader who has the creativity, passion and the vision to develop the strategic direction, inspire and engage and drive the shared vision to achieve sustainable, world-leading performance at all levels.’ The successful candidate’s ‘experience in delivering excellence will build confidence that this vision can be delivered, enhancing performance throughout [the] GB Triathlon teams.’
As British Triathlon notes, ‘the existing athletes, coaches, staff and the Board who have supported the journey to London 2012 have demonstrated that together, we have the talent to succeed; their engagement in the future performance journey is critical.’
British Triathlon is a high performing organisation, twice winner of the prestigious Sports Industry Awards Governing Body of the year award (2010 and 2012). Its mission is to promote excellence and create everyone’s personal triathlon challenge.
Applicants will have significant experience of high performing environments, a good technical knowledge of endurance sport, backed up by personal experience in the field of elite international competition. The successful applicant ‘will be a leader with the ability to develop a shared vision and build a strategy around that vision. You will have the skills to build, manage, inspire and engage the teams to deliver that vision. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the proven ability to lead a diverse, highly skilled team are essential.’
The applicant must be able to spend periods of time away from home at weekends and evenings and travel extensively overseas for extended periods.
Applicants should send a covering letter explaining why they feel they are suitable for the role, together with a completed application form, to lindseybrown[at]britishtriathlon.org. The closing date for applications is 18 September 2012. (British Triathlon is an equal opportunities employer.)