Snowsport Scotland - National Performance Coach

Snowsport Scotland is currently experiencing an exciting phase of growth and development.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Snowsport Scotland team as a National Performance Coach (NPC) - Alpine. 

The Alpine National Performance Coach (NPC) will be responsible for delivering the Snowsport Scotland FIS athlete performance camps and monthly training sessions. The NPC reports directly and will be line managed by the Snowsport Scotland CEO.

Payment: Up to £20,000

Contract: Based in Edinburgh & Glasgow (with international travel). Evening and weekend work is required along with international travel. Delivery Time Expected (including travel) = 115 days.

We are on the search for an outstanding individual to lead a new Alpine Performance programme that will support 6-8 athletes that have the potential to progress into GB Europa Cup and/ or FIS Training Squads over the next 2-3 years. To excel in this role, you will be a highly experienced Alpine Coach and have a thorough understanding of how to develop and lead the delivery of athlete performance programmes.

To apply for this position please send a completed resume and covering letter to

Informal enquires should be directed to Trafford Wilson, Chief Executive: 0131 625 4405 

Closing date for completed applications:            29th March 2019

Interviews will be held on:                                     1st April 2019

All interviews will be held at the Snowsport Scotland Offices at Caledonia House, Edinburgh. Flexibility will be provided for candidates who may be overseas on this date, with skype/ phone interview options available.


Areas of responsibility & influence

1. Performance Camps and Championship Races (95 days) 

  • To liaise with the GB Snowsports Alpine Coaching Team to develop content and where possible share coaching expertise to support the delivery of the Snowsport Scotland FIS training programme.
  • To be the lead coach of the five (5) Snowsport Scotland FIS training camps held throughout the 2019-20 season.
  • To assist athletes to prepare and provide feedback on race performance.  

2. Monthly Training Sessions (12 days)

  • To lead the delivery of 12 FIS athlete technical training sessions.

Where possible, technical training sessions will be based at Scottish Mountains during the winter period and at Edinburgh or Glasgow to minimise athlete travel requirements.

3. Athlete Reporting (5 days)

  • To provide Snowsport Scotland with quarterly reports on how athletes are progressing and to be involved in recommending off-snow athlete support priority areas, in partnership with club-based coaches.  

4. National Performance Camp (3 days)

  • To attend and lead coaching sessions at the Snowsport Scotland athlete camp which will be held on the 3-5th of July at Inverclyde.

Please Note:

Applicants will be required to submit a self-declaration form for work with children and if successful apply for a PVG Scheme Record through Snowsport Scotland.

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