The Role

As Performance Pathway Manager you would lead and work as part of a team to help drive our strategy for building champions and to support in other strategic areas: developing our people and working together.

Click here to see the Weightlifting Wales Strategy.


Building Champions

  • Work with the Board’s performance sub-committee to review and deliver all aspects of the Weightlifting and Para Powerlifting performance and development pathways.

  • Provide leadership at training and preparation camps and at international events, acting as head coach and/or team manager as required.

  • Create an athlete development pathway, where athletes and coaches thrive.

  • Deliver an inter-disciplinary science and medicine support service.

    Developing our People

  • Build and lead a coaching workforce.

  • Provide guidance to coaches for planning and reviewing individualised training programmes for funded athletes.

  • Provide support for athletes in transition, beyond their senior competitive careers.

    Working Together

  • Support partnership-building with key stakeholders, developing academy programmes and talent-transfer pathways to and from Weightlifting Wales.

  • Manage relationships with colleagues at Disability Sport Wales, Commonwealth Games Wales, Sport Wales, UK Anti-Doping and British Weightlifting.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in coaching at elite and development levels and integrating sport science, sport medicine and training programmes. They will have experience of generating, implementing and monitoring plans and budgets.

A sound knowledge of international level competition circuits, training methodologies, principles behind the long-term development of athletes and current safeguarding legislation and best practice are essential requirements.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, with the ability to inspire, organize and motivate others. They will build and maintain relationships whilst having the self-organization skills to manage many projects simultaneously and deliver under pressure.

They must have a valid driving license, enhanced DBS, a valid safeguarding certification and obtain a British Weightlifting coach license within 6 months of starting in post.

Being goal oriented, a good team player, having a ‘can do’ attitude and demonstrating integrity and high ethical standards are essential attributes.

Being a Welsh language speaker and experience of coaching elite and development level weightlifters would both be desirable, but are not essential.

Click here for a full job description and person specification.

Equality Statement

Weightlifting Wales is committed to making our sport accessible to participants from all social and ethnic backgrounds. We continue to implement initiatives to develop opportunities and reduce barriers to participation. It is of huge importance that all Weightlifting Wales staff and board members, along with members and volunteers, understand how they contribute to our Equality policy.

Application Closing Date: 29 April 2022 at 17:00

Applicants should submit a covering letter and CV, explaining clearly how they meet all the essential requirements for this post, marked for the attention of Hannah Powell, to:

To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Strategy and Development Manager, Simon Roach at

Interview Dates: Interviews will take place during the week 16 – 20 May 2022

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