BD vacancies: key international roles

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:32

British Dressage is looking to appoint two key roles, one volunteer, one paid, in our International Teams area.

We're searching for a Para Equestrian Dressage Selector to work as part of our team of experienced selectors. This position will become vacant following the World Equestrian Games 2018 in Tryon and we are looking for the right person to take this role forward for the next cycle.

This important role involves working with the Chief Selector and other appointed Selectors in order to nominate athlete combinations to represent Great Britain at FEI International competitions. Selectors report directly to the Chief Selector and are collectively overseen by the BD Chief Executive, the BD Para Director and the BEF Para Performance Manager.

The role, which is voluntary, includes attending World Class squad sessions and key CPEDI competitions as required, liaising with World Class and BD office staff over matters relating to the performance of either athlete or horse and ensuring that the good reputation of Team GBR, British Dressage and the British Equestrian Federation is upheld at all times.

The person appointed will need to be impartial, confidential, tactful and a good communicator. A sound knowledge of both national and international Para Equestrian competition and associated rules is essential.

The second role is a new postiton of Performance Manager to work as part of our experienced Under 21 international team to support our Pony, Children on Horses, Junior and Young Rider squads.

This pivotal new role will become available following this year’s European Championships. The Performance Manager offers an opportunity to play an integral part in the evolution of the British Dressage Under 21 International Teams, helping to manage the development of our riders over four squads, assisting riders with their annual training and competition programmes in a bid for selection.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage, motivate and foster positive relationships in order to deliver success, as well as highly effective organisational and administrative skills. They will have experience of delivering sporting success at high performance level, with significant equestrian knowledge and experience, preferably with a good understanding of dressage

A key part of this role is being able to manage stakeholder relationships effectively, acting as the main point of contact for riders, parents, coaches, selectors and support staff. Therefore excellent communication skills, with a high level of emotional intelligence and the ability to handle sensitive information with tact and diplomacy, is essential for this role.

The role will be contracted for up to 40-45 days per annum, with an expectation of working weekends and undertaking significant travel abroad to assist athletes, coaches and support staff at key points in the competition calendar.

Full Job Descriptions for both roles are available here. In both cases, applicants should send their CV and covering letter to Jason Brautigam, Chief Executive of British Dressage, via email or by post to British Dressage, Copse Drive, Meriden Business Park, Meriden, West Midlands, CV5 9RG.

The deadline for applications is Friday 13 July 2018 for both, with interviews scheduled to take place the following week.