National Coach

£ Competitive + Pension + Car Allowance + 25 days plus 8 bank holidays

Full Time – Cardiff,  NIAC Cyncoed / CISC Leckwith

Closing date : Friday, 28th Sept 2018 


Welsh Athletics is seeking to appoint a high-calibre individual to the role of National Coach, providing direction and leadership to all areas of performance and coaching in Wales.

Athletics in Wales is flourishing, with more club members than at any time in its 100-year history. The recently launched Regional and National Development Programmes and the more established performance pathway are also producing unprecedented numbers of GB vests and leading to international success across all age groups. 

2019 will see the start of a new chapter for athletics in Wales, with a focus on refining the existing structures to build a World Class Athlete Development system that ultimately develops medal winning performances across all event groups.

Overall purpose of the role

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the successful candidate will shape and implement the coach and athlete development strategy to support talented Welsh coaches and their athletes in all event groups.

The National Coach will line manage a team, manage departmental budgets and work with the Senior Management team to build a high-performance culture, in tune with the values and objectives of Welsh Athletics.

Want to join our team?

Please read the role profile document below carefully before applying.



Closing dates for applications: Friday, 28th Sept 2018

Interviews scheduled for the week of Monday 8th Oct 2018

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Please note, we are not able to offer visa sponsorship and all applicants must have right to work in the UK to apply and be considered for this role. If you are a non-UK/EU National, you must have an appropriate working Visa to undertake employment.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to inclusion and embrace the spirit of all equalities legislation. Where possible we will always make reasonable adjustments for accessibility to anyone who requires it.

We appoint using an open and transparent system based on current best practice and if you need any assistance in completing your application or require an alternative format, please contact:


Andrew Thomas, Welsh Athletics    029 20 649 844 / 07523 039 115

Cardiff International Sports Stadium, Leckwith Road, Cardiff, CF11 8AZ