Vacancy: Coach Developer

Job Description

basketballscotland are looking for a coach developer who can support and challenge coaches in their own environment, to positively change their coaching practice.  The postholder will be able to build effective relationships with coaches and clubs and will attend club sessions, games and basketballscotland coaching events to support the development of coaches.


Position in Organisation

Reports To: Coach Development Manager (CDM)

Direct Reports: n/a

Budget Responsibilities: The CDM will control the budget


Key Outcomes

The main objectives of this role are:

1. Deliver a bespoke coach development programme to positively impact coaching practice and behaviour and to improve the quality of coaching

2. Improve the standard of coaching, leading to improved player development and improved standard of players

3. Improve the standard of coaching, leading to an increase in the number of players participating in sessions where the focus is learning through fun.


Duties & Key Responsibilities

1. Work with Club Coaches

1.1 Build relationships with coaches and clubs in their own environment.

1.2 Attend a range of club sessions to support and challenge coaches and develop coaching practices that drive growth and improvement of the game.

1.3 Observe, challenge, praise, review, plan and monitor improvements to coaches’ planning, session design, learning design and coaching behaviours.

1.4 Work with the clubs to develop coaching leadership and mentoring.


2. Design and Delivery

2.1 Work with coaches in basketballscotland programmes to support their continual improvement.

2.2 Have an awareness of coaching opportunities and programmes and support succession planning by identifying and developing potential future coaches.

2.3 Design and deliver appropriate technical and non-technical CPD for coaches based on requirements identified through observation and review sessions.

2.4 Support the CDM in developing and delivering wider coach development opportunities.

2.5 Deliver Make it Happen courses as required.


Other Duties

3. Support the CDM to ensure that coach education and coach development programmes are aligned

4. Support the CDM with quality control and personal development of the tutor workforce

5. Promote coaching through social media channels


Person Specification

The Person Specifications for this position are detailed in the table below.

Application Details

Applicants should email an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating their suitability for the role in line with the person specification to


Closing Date

All applications should be received by 09:00 on Tuesday 23rd April.  Late applications will not be considered.  Applicants will be notified within one week of closing if they are required for interview.  It is anticipated interviews will be conducted week beginning 29th April.

Person Specification

Terms and Conditions



The post will be appointed on a permanent basis with a 6 month probationary period.



The salary scale for this position is £23,000 – £26,000* per annum

*This will be dependent on experience and will be agreed upon with the successful candidate



Annual leave entitlement is 25 days per annum plus 10 public holidays pro rata



basketballscotland will offer employees auto enrolled pensions in line with government regulations


Hours of Work

Full time – 37.5 Hours per week. This post will require evening and weekend work and will require a flexible approach.


Place of Work

This post will require work nationwide. The head office for basketballscotland is Caledonia House South Gyle Edinburgh EH12 9DQ