REQUEST FOR TEAM MANAGER AND COACH FOR INTER REGIONAL CHAMPS 2016
The British Cycling Inter-Regional Youth Championships provide some of the best rider development opportunities in the calendar and the highest standards of competition. Each year there are three events, one each for Track, Road and Mountain Bike. The UK School Games will each year double as the inter regional championships for one of the disciplines; as yet it is not known which this will be for 2016.
In addition to the fantastic opportunities these events present for some of the region’s youth riders, there are also some great development opportunities for aspiring team managers and coaches.
The Youth and Junior Development Workgroup of the North East Board will be appointing three team managers to manage teams at each of the three events. In addition, there will also be a coach appointed for each of the championships. This will provide a wide range of opportunities to the region’s volunteers to get involved in the event most appropriate to their discipline specific knowledge and experience. Offering positions to different individuals for each discipline will increase the sustainability of the region’s youth development pathway by providing development opportunities for a larger number of volunteers. The process will be renewed on an annual basis.
2016 Events and Dates are still to be confirmed but we would like to have these positions filled early to enable the manager and coach to work with the riders and club coaches from an early stage in the season.
Team Manager and Team Coach Job Description and Person Specification
The Team Manager will be responsible for:
- Selecting a team of riders to compete in the specific event they have been appointed for. Selection must use the criteria set out by the North East Board but is also open to the discretion of the team manager
- Producing and delivering upon a basic 3-6 month development plan leading up to the event which should include as a minimum:
- Event specific preparation in conjunction with riders' club coaches
- Logistics, travel and accommodation arrangements
- Team entry and administration
- The effective management of the team during the event
- The preceding coaching programmes, supported by the Team Coach and in collaboration with the riders’ club coaches
- Notifying the parents and club coaches of the team’s riders of their selection and maintaining good ongoing communication in the lead up to the event
- Upholding a duty of care and adhering to the team manger code of conduct as published by British Cycling head office ahead of the event
- Providing all financial costs and receipts for the event to the Y&JDW
- Reporting back to the Y&JDW on the performance of the team at the event.
The Team Coach will be responsible for:
- Supporting the Team Manager in selecting a team of riders, and developing an effective coaching programme prior to the specific event
- Providing coaching advice to the riders in the team whilst at the event and helping riders to perform to the best of their ability
- Upholding a duty of care and adhering to the team coach code of conduct as published by British Cycling head office ahead of the event.
All Team Manager and Team Coach candidates must:
Be current British Cycling members.
Have a validated and up to date Enhanced DBS check with British Cycling.
Have passed a safeguarding and protecting children course within the last 3 years.
Have proven previous experience of working with young people, preferably (although not essential) from a BC Go-Ride club, as this will ensure they are knowledgeable of the best practices when working with young people.
Have in depth knowledge and experience of the discipline of the event applying for (Road, Track or Mountain Bike)
Be clear about what the “Loco Parentis” role entails and when appropriate share this with the young people selected whilst at events
Have knowledge of the Anti-Doping procedures
Respect the Rider code of conduct, and set good examples
Have a valid Level 2 British Cycling coaching qualification (Team Coach role only)
Hold a current valid BC verified first aid certificate (Team Coach role only)
Letters of application are now being welcomed, in which candidates should clearly state:
Which of the three 2015 Inter Regional Championships the application is for: Road, Track or Mountain Bike
Which position the application is for: Team Manager or Team Coach
Alignment to the person specification
Applications can be made for more than one event and position if desired.
Team Managers and Coaches application deadline for all events: 31st December 2015
Team Manager and Coach appointments for each event will be made by: 20th January 2016
Rider Selection Criteria for each event will be published by: TBC
Team selection will be confirmed with riders, parents and coaches no later than : 2 months before each individual event
The British Cycling North East Board will be responsible for:
Making Team Manager and Coach appointments for each of the three above events from the applications received before the deadline and meeting the requirements of the post
Agreeing and communicating rider selection criteria on the BCNE website for each of the three above events
Providing reasonable expenses to the Team Manager and Coach for each of the events