Cairngorm Ski Club – Head Coach

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Based in Aviemore, Scotland on Cairngorm Mountain, Cairngorm Ski Club (CSC) has been providing performance ski coaching to young athletes aged 8-18 since 1974. The club has a history of producing successful racers, coaches and people with a love for the sport of ski racing.

Registered as a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation) the club is supported by a board of volunteer trustees and dedicated broader membership base.

The club has an ambitious development plan which the Head Coach will play a key role in delivering. We train on snow on Cairngorm Mountain (or other Scottish resorts dependant on weather conditions), have an active winter schools programme, offer dry land training when weather dictates. We offer an alpine camp in October each year and are moving towards a year round training programme.

Our home is Cairngorm and we train and compete throughout Scotland and Europe.

Person Profile –

Our Head Coach will be a passionate and creative individual who is enthusiastic about helping the club meet our key objectives of increasing participation in snowsports and offering appropriate performance pathways to enable every trainee to meet their potential. She or He will be a key person in delivering our ambitious four year development plan and achieving our objectives.

Our Head Coach will be a collaborative leader with a desire to create environments that promote participation, skill and athletic development in a way that delivers on our values of being inclusive, ambitious, competitive and fun. Strong communication skills are essential as is a degree of flexibility in working hours and the willingness to assist in ensuring the club is financially sustainable and successful in line with our charitable objectives.

The successful candidate will report to the trustee with delegated responsibility for coaching.

Responsibilities –
•   Prepare year round plan for Alpine Program athletes, including a schedule of races and on and off snow training.

•   Assisting the trustee for coaching with recruitment of coaching team

•   Leading and managing club alpine coaches; providing oversight and guidance to our freestyle coach as required.

•   Designing and implementing dryland training program, both during the snow programme and storm days and year round, appropriate to the age, skill, and development stage of athletes. To include use of appropriate dry slopes and oversees camps.

•   Organising and running oversees camp (minimum 1 per year).

•   On-snow coaching, including setting training environments.

•   Ensuring on-snow athlete safety, working with hill management and other club coaches to

ensure space is shared and used effectively.

Applicants are requested to contact the Coaching Trustee in the first instance –  with application enquiry;


Salary: tbc
Qualification Required: BASI Level 2

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