Assistant Pathway Coach

Organisation Badminton England

Location Milton Keynes

Hours of Work 35.58

Salary & Benefits This is a Grade 4 role offering a salary from £27,000 - £30,000 per annum plus car allowance

Closing Date 19 June


Our Values

Focus – pursuing goals with clarity, drive and determination

Ambition – striving to attain excellence with motivation and passion

Courage – having the confidence to evolve by making the right decisions for the right reasons

Teamwork – understanding and respecting each others' roles and being a supportive unified team

Role Summary

Due to the nature of this role, Badminton England requires a female Assistant Pathway coach to work alongside junior players both on and off the court and throughout tournaments. This includes overnight stay and travel with junior females. The Assistant Pathway Coach will be responsible for the delivery of coaching in training and at competition, management of player Programmes, within the England Junior Performance Programme (EJPP). Delivery of educational workshops. To work closely with players transitioning into the training environment at the National Badminton Centre (NBC) as directed by the National Pathway Coach. The role will also deliver 'on court' coaching to players within the England Performance Programme (EPP) as directed by the Head Coach. And to assist with the launch of a female coaching programme and supporting its players.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities 

Responsible for the delivery of the England Talent and Transition plans for badminton to ensure connectivity and integration of the EJPP and EPP's. 


o       Plan, manage and deliver the overall structure of the EJPP Apprenticeship Group based at the NBC

o       Responsible for leading the overall development for the Engage Group 

o       Responsible for the tracking of performance and improvements of players within the Pathway 

o       Provide direct coaching support at junior international tournaments 

Effectively utilise the available Sports Science Sport Medicine support for those within the EJPP to maximise performance and ensure we meet our duty of care responsibilities to the players

Work closely with the National Pathway Coach to ensure resources and expertise are maximised to deliver badmintons strategic objectives

Responsible for communication of Pathway activities, structural changes, future and general information including being responsible for the delivery of parent education for the Pathway

Provide direct coaching support for the EPP as required by the Head Coach including coaching at senior international competition.

Personal Attributes & Experience 

Determined individual who is prepared to relentlessly pursue medal success 

Willingness to seek out new and innovative approaches to further enhance EJPP activity and support

Capability to maximise the skills and experiences of coaches involved with the England Pathway 

Ambitious to continually develop new skills and techniques for the purpose of ensuring coaching methods keep pace with latest world trends  

Ability to be flexible and manage personal workload to ensure they are not distracted from their primary responsibilities

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive internal and external relationships at all levels.

Proven track record of leading and managing a training environment for junior players at the highest level

Experience of delivering education workshops to young athletes and parents 

Experience with developing and nurturing a positive, engaging performance culture 

Ability to adapt communication methods to the various groups (e.g. players, parents and coaches) 

A strong understanding of junior player development with an open mind and vision for player development and future potential

Skills and experience of using various communications methods to promote, advertise and engage those involved with the pathway and where appropriate the wider badminton community

Company Benefits include:

•       25 days annual leave per holiday year plus Bank Holidays

•       Flexible working

•       Childcare Voucher Scheme 

•       Parental leave 

•       Discounted gym membership run by Fusion (on site)

Some of our coaching positions require male or female employees only, when this is included, it is a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

The application closing date is Tuesday 19th June 2018.

If sufficient high-quality applications have been received, we reserve the right to close the position early. Please ensure that you apply without delay to avoid disappointment.

Badminton England is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from everyone. 

To apply for this role, please use the following link to complete an online application:

If you experience any problems with the link provided, please contact Jade Cinar, HR Administrator at to request a new link.


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