In partnership with Army Boxing, GB Boxing is seeking to recruit a British Army Boxing Lead Technical Coach

By 12th January 2018News

Organisation – GB Boxing (BABA) and the British Army

Location & Deployment –Aldershot Garrison (includes UK and potentially overseas travel).

Contract type – Fixed Term Contract (31st March 2021, with a plan to be continued following a performance outcome review).

Key Relationships

GB Boxing:  Performance Director, Performance Pathway Manager and GB Boxing World Class Programme Coaches.

Army Elite Sport Programme (AESP):  For strategic matters the Army Elite Programme Performance Manager and for day-to-day Army Boxing programme matters, the Secretary Army Boxing Association.

Salary – Competitive based on skills and experience

Closing date for applications – 31st January 2018


The British Army in partnership with GB Boxing are seeking to appoint a full-time Lead Technical Coach to lead and manage the British Army elite boxing programme. The purpose of the appointment is to establish a clear pathway for talented army boxers to the World Class Programme. The successful candidate will join the established GB Boxing world class coaching team and will be part of the pathway that will support the on going success and performance for Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

The successful candidate will be employed by GB Boxing and will be deployed at the Aldershot Garrison with the British Army. The successful candidate will be required to build and maintain effective relationships and communication with other coaches and support staff within the Army programme and with coaches and performance staff at GB Boxing in Sheffield.

The below information offers an insight into the context of the role and type of coach, operator and person GB Boxing and the British Army are looking for.

The Context (Environment)

  • Understand the context, values and culture within the British Army.
  • Able to adapt and work with both civilian and Army personnel.
  • Ability to lead and manage an established programme and have the skills to align current coaching practice and sport science.
  • Develop links with Home Nations and other partners to provide further training and competition opportunities.
  • Support and educate Army coaches within the programme to create a sustainable pathway.

The Coach (Coaching)

  • Minimum coaching qualification Level 3 with Level 4 preferred
  • Experience of developing talented boxers (female and male) at a fast rate and support the transition from potential to world-class performance.
  • Ability to co-create an effective learning environment for boxers to learn and progress to the GB Boxing World Class Programme.
  • Have a clear understanding of the development needs of the boxer, athlete & person.
  • Insight and experience of international competition and managing boxing programmes, which involve sport science and coaches.
  • Experience of talent identification and coach observation selection.
  • Skill set to provide effective performance briefs and be able to deliver clear and honest feedback on performance.
  • Ability to build rapport, trust and focus with all the boxers within the programme.

The Coach (Operator)

  • Understanding of individual boxer development plans and principles and have experience of implementing, delivering and reviewing coaching programmes.
  • Lead and manage a coaching team, which adopts a plan-do-review approach.
  • Ability to work within a coaching team and working in partnership with sport science support and administration staff.
  • Able to manage own time effectively and be a self-starter.
  • Able to be adaptable and make decisions as an individual and within a team.
  • Computer literate with excellent presentation skills.
  • Communicate effectively within a complex and high performance / pressure environment.

The Coach (Person)

  • A passion for developing people and a fundamental enthusiasm for coaching and boxing.
  • High levels of self-awareness, emotional awareness and the ability to reflect.
  • Clear set of coaching values which forms and guides coaching practice which needs to include a fundamental understanding and respect of athlete welfare.
  • Support a performance culture, which is underpinned by clear values and beliefs that support and develops others.
  • Up hold a professional and appropriate attitude and act as a role model for others to follow.
  • The ability to be respectfully curious and has an inner drive to seek progressive ways to evolve coaching and boxer development / performance.

BABA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and references. Candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK, in the last 5 years, will require an overseas police check.  British Amateur Boxing Association welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, race, colour, sex, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, disability or sexual orientation. Any appointment will be made on merit alone.

Next Steps

If you think and believe you are able to meet the challenge of this coaching role please send your CV with a covering letter detailing why you feel you are suitable for the role by 5pm on the deadline to

If you have not heard from GB Boxing within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Due to expected levels of interest, GB Boxing may not be in a position to provide feedback if your application is unsuccessful.