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Head Coach Cycling - Perth

WESTERN AUST INSTITUTE OF SPORT

Are you passionate about cycling and coaching? Do you want to develop the next generation of Western Australian cyclists? The Western Australian Institute of Sport is looking for a Cycling Head Coach to lead the WAIS Cycling Program.

About WAIS

The Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) is the peak high-performance sporting organisation in Western Australia. WAIS has a proud history of Olympic, Paralympic and World Champions who have accomplished amazing achievements within sport and in life. WAIS enables and supports WA athletes to achieve success on a national and international level. Our culture of Striving for Excellence is lived through the behaviours of athletes and staff that demonstrate Passion, Integrity, Quality and Teamwork.

WAIS is proudly supported by the State Government and is a member of the National Institute Network who collectively support National and State Sporting Organisations to deliver the National High Performance Sport Strategy.

About the role

The Head Coach Cycling (Endurance) will lead a redesigned WAIS program aligned with AusCycling’s national strategy, providing opportunities for talented cyclists across all disciplines to be integrated into a world-leading development environment.

The Head Coach will be responsible for the developing endurance cyclists through exposure to a mix of track cycling, road cycling and mountain biking, facilitating Individual Athlete Scholarships and a camps-based approach for categorised athletes in acceleration and action disciplines (track sprints, BMX riders), and leading the interdisciplinary collaboration of the WAIS Cycling Program performance enhancement team to develop cyclists with the attributes to become successful international level riders.

The Head Coach Cycling will support WA pathway initiatives including coach mentoring and engagement, talent identification / talent transfer initiatives, and Paralympic athlete integration.

Core duties will include:

  • Coach endurance and/or targeted riders with accountability for the progression of scholarship athletes towards AusCycling categorisation standard

  • Create and foster a world-leading development environment for riders

  • Deliver effective individual athlete performance plans for WAIS cycling athletes that support their progress towards identified goals

  • Lead the interdisciplinary collaboration of the sport program Performance Enhancement Team

  • Provide technical leadership in support of the WA cycling pathway

The role is based out of the WAIS High Performance Service Centre in the Mt Claremont Sporting Precinct, the Perth SpeedDome and will require domestic travel.

About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic coach with the proven ability to develop cyclists to a national and international level. You will have sound knowledge of contemporary issues associated with high-performance sport and the development of elite athletes for success in the national and international arena.

Experience and qualification requirements:

  • Proven track record of successfully progressing athletes to achieve national and international benchmarks

  • Demonstrated experience in a high-performance environment coaching, developing and motivating Junior and Elite level athletes

  • Track record of building partnerships that achieve shared outcomes with a diverse range of stakeholders

  • Experience working within and providing leadership to coaching networks and multidisciplinary team of professionals and experts

  • Ability to ride a motor and/or track/road bike in the daily training environment

  • AusCycling Advanced (Level 2) Coaching accreditation or international equivalent)

  • Working with Children Check

  • National Police Clearance (valid within the last 12 months)

  • No Doping Declaration compliant

  • First Aid qualification

Next steps

To apply, please visit the WAIS website and submit a cover letter along with your resume outlining your experience against the position description found at https://wais.org.au/about-wais/employment/vacancies/

Applications are to be sent to recruitment@wais.org.au and will close on Sunday 28th August 2022, at midnight AWST.

This is a fixed term contract through to the 2024 Olympic Games, with the potential to extend to the 2028 Olympic cycle. Anticipated salary is from $90,525 - $107,942 + Superannuation and will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Interviews will be conducted for shortlisted candidates the week beginning September 5.

Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

For further information

For role related queries please contact Sheila Galloway, Performance Team Director – Pathway, via email sgalloway@wais.org.au

Building System Capability

At WAIS, we offer career opportunities for people who share our ambition and passion for high performance sport. From graduates to expert professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as we grow. We would love you to be part of our journey.

Apply today.

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