English Institute of Sport - Wheelchair Fencing World Class Programme Assistant Performance Coach

LocationUniversity of Bath
Hours of WorkMinimum of 18.5 hours per week which may include regular working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays.
Salary & BenefitsGrade AS2 £26,529 – £ 33,569 (pro rata 0.5FTE)
Closing Date19 Apr

Job Description


This role involves delivering technical and tactical performance coaching to funded athletes on the Wheelchair Fencing World Class Programme (WFWCP).  This includes developing the annual training programme and delivering personal 1:1 coaching to WFWCP funded athletes; providing sport specific direction and effective working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to create a world class, high performance training environment.

The role is primarily responsible for the attainment of agreed medal targets at key milestone events through:

  • Working with the Performance Manager and Lead Performance Coach to produce a performance plan and individual athlete plans aligned to Paris 2024 Paralympic medal targets.  
  • Contributing to an optimal preparation programme, culture and environment for named WFWCP athletes that enhances and evolves the programme
  • Providing competition coaching and developing a competition environment for named WFWCP athletes that achieves the performance targets.

You should enjoy coaching in high performance environments, problem solving and working as part of an innovative team.


  • Deliver a clear and well understood coaching framework for the WFWCP that is aligned to 'what it takes to win' (WITTW) principles and tailored to individual athlete development needs.
  • Deliver a performance profiling and needs analysis process for individual WFWCP athletes to inform individual athlete performance plans.
  • Provide technical and tactical performance coaching across all fencing disciplines
  • Prepare competition strategy and tactics for key milestone events.
  • Support the management of a database of competition and performance results and monitoring processes that check performance is on track. 
  • Plan and support training camps for key milestone events.
  • Coordinate annual calendar, weekly training plans and session plans for named WFWCP athletes.
  • Communicate with and support the activity of performance support staff associated with the WFWCP.
  • Work with the Performance Manager to plan and communicate additional coaching and facility resource.
  • Provide sport specific direction and individual athlete performance outcomes and targets to relevant performance support staff.
  • Assess wheelchair fencing specific equipment needs for named WFWCP athletes.
  • Work with Performance Manager, Lead Performance Coach and performance support staff to minimise athlete risk around illness, injury, wellness and welfare for named WFWCP athletes.
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of research and innovation projects aligned to WFWCP targets.
  • Work with WFWCP Administrator and BDF contacts to arrange entry and travel to international events.
  • Work with the Lead Performance Coach and Performance Manager to align selection policies to WFWCP targets and the Paris 2024 selection process.
  • Stay up to date with international rules and processes where this impacts on WFWCP performance.
  • Commit to ongoing personal development across both technical and professional skills through formal initiatives and day to day processes.
  • Contribute to system and EIS feedback and monitoring processes including culture health check, UK Sport mission review process and annual investment review process


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Interview DateMonday, 26 April 2021