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Triathlon Australia seeks Head Coach for Gold Coast National Performance Centre


Reporting to the National Performance Director, Triathlon Australia is seeking a Head Coach to lead the daily performance environment, technical direction and operational standards for the Gold Coast National Performance Centre within the framework established through the national governing body’s ‘Triathlon High Performance Plan’.

Triathlon Australia is conducting an international search to fill the coach role at its National Performance Centre on the Gold Coast. This follows confirmation earlier this year that Olympic coach Craig Walton will take an extended break from coaching.

To be considered for this hands-on role, candidates will hold national and international triathlon coaching qualifications (minimum Level 2 or equivalent) and have extensive triathlon coaching experience at world and/or Olympic level. Candidates will need to have extensive experience working directly in high performance triathlon programs and leading support services, coaches and athletes in a high performance environment.

Triathlon Australia is the official national sporting organisation responsible for the management and delivery of the sports of triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon and multisport within Australia. It is a member of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and is recognised by ITU and the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) as the National Federation representing triathlon.

Triathlon Australia (TA) has eight affiliated State and Territory Triathlon Associations. Known as the STTAs, they are the official members of the national body. In addition TA has approximately 17,000 individual members and 180 affiliated triathlon clubs.

Australia’s National Performance Centres provide all the daily training/performance requirements of high performance athletes in a ‘world best environment’. The Gold Coast Centre is based at Pizzey Park in a contemporary Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) facility shared with the high performance programs of BMX and canoeing.

As Head Coach for the Gold Coast National Performance Centre, candidates will be highly motivated and target-orientated with a passion for achieving elite success. Excellent planning, organisational and interpersonal communication skills will be required to form effective working relationships with a variety of performance staff, athletes, parents, external stakeholders and partner organisations.

This is a full time position with the initial contract term to 31 December 2016; at which time an extension option will be available, subject to mutual agreement. Travel throughout Australia during the Australian summer period will be required.

Candidates should anticipate up to four (4) months (maximum) travel / residency in Europe (Southern France / Northern Spain) during the Australian winter.

Candidates wishing to be considered for this role should first read the position description and selection criteria at sportspeople.com.au prior to applying. Applications close on Friday 28 March 2014.

In the first instance, general enquiries should be directed to Glee Mitchell (Associate Recruitment Consultant – Sportspeople) on FREECALL Australia 1800 634 388 or FREECALL New Zealand 0800 634 388 or +61 (0)2 9555 5000 or via jobs[at]sportspeople.com.au.




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