National Training Site Coach

Based at Thorpe, Surrey


The Opportunity

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to coach at the new National Training Site based at Thorpe, Surrey, providing the day to day coaching of squad skiers and British Water Ski members. The successful applicant will also be furthering their knowledge through working with some of the leading coaches in the UK & World employed though the World Class programmes for the Start, Potential & Performance programmes. The integration of the coaching programmes with other elements of sports science will be encouraged.

Whilst the bulk of the work will be tournament based a working knowledge of the sport’s other disciplines will be beneficial. The position will involve driving duties, site maintenance, day to day boat maintenance and some office duties.

Your abilities

The successful candidate should have first hand experience of coaching skiers of all abilities and ages but specifically have experience of the tournament discipline and have the technical knowledge to be able to coach skiers to 13m in slalom, 4500 points in tricks and 40m in jump.

The successful candidate will:-

Initially the post is being offered on a 7 month basis but, with the success the candidate produces, this is likely to be extended to an annual position. The NTS operates from 07:00 – 17:00 on weekdays in the summer and on both weekdays and weekends in the winter. The candidate is likely to be involved in the setting up and running of events on the Arena on 7 weekends through the summer.

Term of Contract – fixed for 7 months initially from 1st April 2003. The position will be reviewed after 5 months with a view to an annual contract


The successful candidate will be joining a team who are passionate about the sport and its success, both in the competitive arena and in the development of water skiing. Their input will be welcomed at all levels.

Salary – circa £12,000 (according to experience) for the 7 month fixed term period, 1st April – 31st October 2003.

For further information and job / person specification please email or phone 01932 570885.

Applications in writing enclosing c.v. and a covering letter.

Closing date for applications 25th March 2003

British Water Ski, The Tower, Thorpe Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8PH