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BD Vacancy: Training & Education Officer

last updated on June 16, 2016 12:06

BD Vacancy: Training & Education Officer

British Dressage (BD) is the governing body for the Olympic sport of dressage and a member of the British Equestrian Federation.  We aim to promote and develop dressage in the UK, with training at the very heart of everything that we do to continually improve our sport.  As a result, an exciting new opportunity has arisen to join the head office team as Training and Education Officer.

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic person with excellent administrative and customer service skills to join us, working to develop and support training for judges and coaches.  This will be a full time role based at our offices in Meriden, West Midlands.

Reporting to the Education & Development Manager, you will have an integral role in the delivery of our national training and examination pathway for both judges and coaches. You’ll also coordinate BD’s major national training events, such as the National Convention, National Judges Convention and a range of National Judge Training initiatives. 

This is a busy and varied role where good communication, interpersonal and organisation skills are essential, along with a proactive ‘can do’ attitude. The successful candidate will work across several projects simultaneously, so the ability to multi-task while taking a diligent, structured approach is also fundamental.  As this role involves the responsibility for the delivery of training events the ideal candidate will be capable and self-reliant, with experience of running events.

You will be expected to build strong relationships with judges, coaches, volunteers and colleagues within BD.  As such, specific knowledge of dressage and / or familiarity with the equestrian world would be a distinct advantage.

Due to the nature of our sport a flexible approach to working is required, including some attendance at events during weekends and evenings.  

The salary for this role will be circa £18,000 to £21,000 per annum, depending on experience. Click here for the full job description. Or, for more information, contact Jo Brown.

To apply, please send a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and a copy of your CV by email to Jo Brown.

Closing date:  1 July 2016   

Interview date: TBC