Paddle Australia
Sportspeople Recruitment

National Technical Director - Canoe Sprint

Paddle Australia

  • Negotiable Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 30 Apr 2019
Applications 0


  • Senior leadership position - National Sport Organisation - Olympic Sport!
  • Provide technical leadership of the National Canoe Sprint High Performance Program
  • Location negotiable with domestic and international travel

Paddle Australia is the peak sporting body for paddling in Australia. The paddling disciplines include: Canoe Sprint, Touring, Canoe Polo, Flatwater Racing, Canoe Slalom, Freestyle, Wildwater Racing, Sea Kayaking, Canoe Sailing, and Canoe Marathon.

Canoe Sprint is one of the best known competitive canoeing disciplines in Australia due to its inclusion in the Olympic Games since 1936. Australia has had 84 athletes participate in Canoe Sprint at the Olympic Games, winning 18 Olympic medals (2 Gold, 5 Silver and 11 Bronze). The National Canoe Sprint High Performance program includes four State Institite/Academy (SIS/SAS) Programs based in Queensland, NSW, South Australia and Western Australia.

Working closely with the National Performance Director (NPD), the National Technical Director - Canoe Sprint is a senior leadership position responsible for leading, developing and facilitating the technical direction of the National Canoe Sprint High Performance Program.

The position requires outstanding leadership and communication skills to effectively facilitate national coach engagement, continuous development and management of each member of the National Coaching Team as well as ensuring a positive and effective performance culture is established and maintained across the National Canoe Sprint High Performance Program.

To be considered for this role you must have extensive experiences coaching Sprint Kayaking at World and Olympic level.  You will also have demonstrated success in the leadership and management of coaches, support services and athletes in a high performance environment whilst effectively managing all operational aspects of the program.

With only a year until the next Olympic Games, this is an exciting opportunity to drive the continued success of a medal winning high performance program.


Employer and Other Details

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The location of this role is negotiable within Australia. Extensive travel throughout Australia and internationally will be required to attend meetings, competitions, training camps and events. 

Paddle Australia will consider internationally based candidates who meet work and character visa requirements and will accommodate time for relocation, should this be required, prior to commencement.

Apply for this role

Please note Sportspeople Recruitment will commence screening and interviewing for this role immediately. If you are intending to apply, please do so now. 

Applications close: Close of Business Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Preferred Format: Candidates must complete and submit the Sportspeople Recruitment Application Form (attachd to this advertisement) at the time of applying. The Form contains questions against which we require your specific response prior to considering your application. Sportspeople Recruitment prefers a 2 page letter of introduction and an accompanying CV of no more than 6 pages, merged into the Application Form as one MS Word file.

Your application should be sent electronically to with the subject identifier of the email to be formatted as follows: 190321-01 National Technical Director - Canoe Sprint, Paddle Australia <<Your Name>>

The National Technical Director - Canoe Sprint, Paddle Australia recruitment assignment is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople Recruitment - a specialist division of People Recruitment Group.

Scott Oakhill

0408 258 337, FREECALL AU 1800 634 388, or +61 2 9555 5000

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