GB Softball Staff Vacancies

The GB Softball National Team programme consists of seven -- perhaps soon to be eight -- national fastpitch teams based on different age levels and genders, and two national slowpitch teams.  These teams are:

Female Fastpitch Teams
GB Senior Women
GB Under-22 Women
GB Under-19 Women
GB Under-16 Girls
GB Under-13 Girls

Male Fastpitch Teams
GB Senior Men
GB Under-19 Men
GB Under-16 Boys (proposed)

Slowpitch Teams
GB Co-ed Slowpitch Team
GB Men’s Slowpitch Team


Staff vacancies

Staff for all of these teams will generally consist of a Head Coach, a Team Manager, various Assistant Coaches (including a pitching coach or other specialist coaches) and a Physiotherapist or other medical or sports science personnel. 

From time to time, vacancies arise for GB Team staff members, and these vacancies will be listed on this page, so it will be worth returning to the page from time to time. 

Even if there are no relevant vacancies listed, we encourage people who are interested in GB Softball staff positions to make an application (a link to a Staff Application Form is below).   We will keep details on file should a suitable position become available.


Current vacancies

Current vacancies are:

  • GB Senior Men’s Fastpitch Team -- UK-based Assistant Coach. The GB Senior Men’s Team Head Coach, Kevin Stockford, is based in Denmark and wishes to appoint a GB-based Assistant Coach to scout for potential new players, liaise on a regular basis with the GB Under-19 Men’s Team Staff and work with Team Manager Lee Grafton to organise training sessions for GB Men’s Team players in the UK.
     
  • Proposed GB Under-16 Boys Fastpitch Team – Head Coach.  With a GB Under-16 Boys Championship now established on the European Softball Federation calendar, there is interest in creating a GB Under-16 Boys Fastpitch Team.  A Head Coach and Team Manager (see below) will be needed to get this programme off the ground.  The role of the Head Coach will be to find and assemble players for this team, schedule and deliver training sessions, organise competition opportunities and prepare a team to enter the next European Under-16 Boys Championship in 2019.
     
  • Proposed GB Under-16 Boys Fastpitch Team – Team Manager.  The role of the Team Manager will be to help organise the new programme, support the Head Coach in finding and training players for the team and then organise the trip to the European Championship in 2019.


Conditions

Here are some conditions and regulations regarding GB National Team staff:

  • Head Coaches and Team Managers are appointed by the GB Management Committee (GBMC) on behalf of the British Softball Federation.
     
  • All Head Coaches for GB National Teams who are based in the UK must have at least a BSUK Level 2 coaching qualification, or have plans to acquire this qualification in the year of appointment.
     
  • Assistant Coaches and medical/sports science staff are generally appointed by the Head Coach with the approval of the GBMC, but must submit an application to the GBMC before their appointment.
     
  • No GB National Team staff members are paid; all positions are voluntary.  However, costs for staff members are covered when a national team goes abroad for competition, and some expenses connected with training and competition in the UK can be claimed if necessary.


Application process

Anyone applying for any of the vacant positions listed above, or for any other position, should fill out a GB Staff Application Form on this link:  https://goo.gl/forms/S1SW0tzac11DPNew1.

Job specifications for a GB National Team Head Coach can be found here.

Job specifications for a GB National Team Manager can be found here