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England Athletics Event Group Lead – Speed

England Athletics is the National Governing Body for the sport in England. We work in partnership with the wider

athletics family, especially our member clubs, UK Athletics, Sport England & Commercial Partners, to grow

opportunities for everyone to experience athletics and running, to enable them to reach their full potential.

England Athletics also provides national level competition and is responsible for athlete development beneath

world class performance level.

England Athletics is a membership organisation with c1,800-member clubs/bodies and c181,000 registered

athletes, which exists to provide services and support to its members and to promote and deliver athletics and

running activities across all ages, event disciplines, ability levels and aspirations. There are also more than 7m

who run each month in England, 3,650 licensed road races and 113,000 active RunTogether participants

operating in more than 2,400 registered running groups.

Our vision is that athletics will be the most popular and inclusive sport in England, led by a network of progressive

clubs and organisations, and supported by a sustainable, respected and trusted governing body. In achieving this

we will expand the capacity of the sport, sustain and increase participation and performance levels as well as

influence participation in the wider athletics market.

The Event Group Lead (EGL) – Speed is an exciting and wide-ranging role working across talent, coach and

athlete development, competition provision, coach education and resource production. The aim of the role is

to support the development of coaches and athletes to improve performance in England, below the World Class

Performance level. There is specific responsibility to deliver the talent pathway in partnership with UKA.

The role involves organising and delivering an annual programme of coach and athlete talent weekends, regional

coach and athlete days, workshops and conferences. The EGL will manage a number of Regional Coach Leads in

ensuring local coach connection is achieved and will act as the point of contact for all matters relating to the

event group area. The role is responsible for the commissioning and creation of coaching content for a central

online resource platform and providing technical and coaching advice to the coach education teams in England

and UKA. All activities are subject to measurement and quality control.

We are looking for an individual with previous experience in these respective areas of work who can influence

multiple external stakeholders as well as make a positive change to the event area and contribute to the wider

aims, ambitions and culture of England Athletics. The individual must be someone who can collaborate,

communicate, be self-driven and at the same time work in a team and promote the right behaviours.

To access the full Job Description and to apply for this post, please visit our website www.englandathletics.org under the 'About Us' section. Closing date for applications is midday on Tuesday 29th October. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 12th November at EA Head Office, Birmingham.

England Athletics is an equal opportunities employer who actively encourages applications from suitably

qualified and experienced candidates regardless of your gender, gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity,

disability, age, religion or belief, parenting, caring or marital status. We recognise the potential that every

individual brings.

Learn more about UK Athletics

Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

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