In addition to the fantastic opportunities this event present for some of the region's youth riders, it is also a great development opportunity for adult volunteers.
The Y&JDW will be appointing a Team Manager and a Coach for this event, to select the teams, prepare the riders and support them at the event. This year the teams will arrive at the event on Good Friday with racing on Saturday, Sunday and Easter Monday (3rd - 6th April 2015).
Volunteer roles: Team manager and Team Coach
The Team Manager will be responsible for selecting a team of riders to compete in the Tour of Scotland, using the criteria set out above, and for:
- Producing and delivering upon a development plan leading up to the event
- The effective management of the team during the event
- The preceding coaching programmes, supported by the Team Coach and in collaboration with the riders' club coaches
- Notifying the parents and club coaches of the team's riders of their selection and maintaining good ongoing communication in the lead up to the event
- Upholding a duty of care and adhering to the team manger code of conduct as published by British Cycling head office.
- Reporting back to the Y&JDW on the performance of the team at the event.
The Team Coach will be responsible for:
- Supporting the Team Manager in selecting a team of riders, and developing an effective coaching programme prior to the specific event
- Providing coaching advice to the riders in the team whilst at the event and helping riders to perform to the best of their ability
- Upholding a duty of care and adhering to the team coach code of conduct as published by British Cycling head office.
All Team Manager and Team Coach candidates must:
- Be current British Cycling members
- Have a validated and up to date Enhanced DBS or CRB check with British Cycling
- Have passed a Safeguarding and Protecting Children course within the last three years
- Have knowledge and experience of youth road racing
- Be clear about what the "Loco Parentis" role entails and when appropriate share this with the young people selected whilst at event
- Respect the Rider code of conduct, and set good examples
- Have a valid Level 2 British Cycling coaching qualification, and preferable a Discipline Specific Award in Road and Time Trail (Team Coach role only
- Hold a current valid BC verified first aid certificate (Team Coach role only)
Letters of application are now being welcomed, in which candidates should clearly state:
- Which position the application is for: Team Manager or Team Coach
- Alignment to the person specification
Applications can be made for more than one position if desired.
- Team Managers and Coaches application deadline: 22rd February 2014
- Appointment will be made by: 29th February 2014
- Team selection will be confirmed with riders, parents and coaches no later than 10th March 2014
The Y&JDW of the British Cycling North East Board will be responsible for:
- Making Team Manger and Coach appointments
- Agreeing and communicating rider selection criteria on the BCNE website for the event
- Providing reasonable expenses to the Team Manager and Team Coach for the event
Please note, these selection criteria specifically relate to the Youth Tour of Scotland only.