Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Coaching, High Performance, High Performance News

With the term of office for Orienteering Australia’s Head Coach coming to an end, Orienteering Australia is looking to fill the position, initially for the 2021 – 2022 period, with an option to continue in the role for a further two years by mutual agreement.

The Orienteering Australia (OA) National Head Coach and High Performance (HP) Administrator have operational responsibility for OA’s HP program. The roles work closely together, and the precise division of duties between the two can be tailored to the particular skills and preferences of the individuals.

The Head Coach position description is as described in the attached.

The primary selection criterion for the role of Head Coach is the candidate’s vision for the position and their capacity to implement that vision.  It is also essential the successful candidate has:

  • a strong background in, and high-level knowledge of, high performance orienteering
  • capacity to lead the planning and management of all aspects of the high performance program and associated activities
  • capacity to manage people within the program, including both paid staff and volunteers.
  • ability to collaborate with fellow members of the OA High Performance Management Group as well as other key stakeholders.

Formal coaching qualifications would be a significant advantage.

If suitably qualified, the Head Coach will also have the first option for appointment to the position of Australian team coach for the World Orienteering Championships in 2021 and 2022. It is mandatory that the WOC team coach has Level 2 or higher coaching accreditation, or is in the process of completing this accreditation, or holds an equivalent overseas qualification.

Orienteering Australia is prepared to negotiate duties, hours worked and remuneration for both positions. The nature of the appointment (casual employee, or volunteer with reimbursed expenses) will be subject to negotiation with the successful applicant and subject to available budget.

All applications, consisting of current CV, coaching experience and qualifications, and an outline of vision/aspirations for the role, should be submitted to the Orienteering Australia Executive Officer.

Application deadline is 25th October 2020.