Wales Lacrosse seeks Performance Director

Wales Lacrosse

Performance Director

A new position has been created of Performance Director to join the Executive group of Wales Lacrosse and oversee the progression of performance for all our representative teams.

Wales Lacrosse is a small National Governing Body, supporting the development of lacrosse at all levels within Wales and for those of Welsh heritage.

We are:

Professional: We set high standards and expectations on and off the pitch, always acting with integrity.

Dynamic: We bring positive attitudes, energy and innovation to all training and performance.

Inclusive: We celebrate the strength of diversity, valuing everyone involved in our work, regardless of ability, race, beliefs or sexual orientation.

The athletes in our National Squads perform at the very top of their sport whilst managing challenging careers or studies. They finely balance the physical, mental and time pressures across their respective commitments, but always give everything to the team. We are seeking a Performance Director to lead further excellence in our National Squads.

Responsibilities include

  • Supporting and guiding the Head of women’s (HWP) and men’s performance (HMP) at senior and u20 level.

  • Working closely with the Development Director to increase participation and performance.

  • To create and monitor the long term vision and strategy for Wales Lacrosse National squads.

  • To continue the work on coaching “credaou” ensuring excellence in coaching delivery.

  • Expand the use of technology in combination with coaches to ensure the well being of our lacrosse players.

  • Uniting the resources used across the men’s and women’s programmes.

  • Seeking effective use of technology to enhance performance.

  • Seek to improve the world rankings of all National squads

  • Develop and implement systems and methodologies to evaluate the success of the national programmes

  • Lead the Performance Committee

  • Providing relevant support at training weekends, tours and tournaments, where required

  • Ensure and promote equality of opportunity, respecting diversity and recognising the needs of different groups and individuals

  • Ensure all relevant compliance is upto date and actioned.

Reports to:

CEO

Person Specification

  • Previous experience of working in a performance management role.

  • A proven track record of developing elite athlete programmes

  • Able to work effectively, using excellent communication and problems solving skills.

  • Strong planning and organisational skills, ability to prioritise and meet timescales.

  • Innovative approaches to addressing challenges

  • Ability to reflect upon work to create positive change

  • Previous lacrosse experience is not necessary.

  • Minimum 3-4 year high performance experience

  • IT literate.

Please note this is a voluntary role.

To apply and for further information please send your CV with a short covering letter to

ceo@welshlacrosse.co.uk

Application deadline 23rd August.

Online interviews will take place from w/c 30th August