Job Posting: Assistant National Coach (Canoe Sprint)

January 12, 2015 in Featured, Recruitment by Singapore Canoe Federation

JOB POSTING: Assistant National Coach (Canoe Sprint)





Singapore Canoe Federation (SCF), the national governing body responsible for canoe and kayak racing in Singapore, is seeking an assistant coach for the National Canoe Sprint – Kayak (CSP-K) Team. The assistant national coach will work under the direction of the Head National Coach and the High Performance Committee to assist with coaching, planning, and monitoring of Singapore’s National CSP-K Team.


Main Responsibilities

  • To assist the Head National Coach in developing and implementing well-structured training programmes
  • To provide pre-race and post-race feedback to the Head National Coach, athletes, and the High Performance Committee
  • Supervision of National CSP-K Team athletes participating in international championships and overseas competitions
  • To maintain close working relationships with the Singapore Sport Institute (SSI) and Sport Singapore (Sport SG) to contribute to the High Performance Programme and the creation of a pool of knowledge and practice for the benefit of Canoe Sprint in Singapore
  • To assist in the junior programmes and talent development
  • To provide regular technical feedback and advice to the athletes
  • Be able to participate in all team activities and meetings when required
  • To assist in the selection process of athletes for major games and for entry into the national team
  • Remain up-to-date with new technical developments and advise on implementation



  • Must be physically fit
  • Demonstrate personal integrity, honesty, respect, and show an ability to handle pressure and stress in an appropriate manner
  • Highly motivated and passionate about the sport
  • Must be able to form effective working relationships with the Head National Coach, athletes, and the Federation
  • Previous experience competing at or coaching at World Championships, Junior World Championships, and/or World Cups
  • Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must put the Federation’s interest as top priority when performing the role of an assistant national coach
  • Ability to liaise with athletes and the Head National Coach
  • Good organisational and multi-tasking skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to assist the team and the Federation as needed and when required



The coach will be paid a monthly wage that will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit in confidence a resume and salary expectations by 25 January 2015 to