JOBS : Head Coach, Oriam, Scotland

Job Vacancy: Oriam Head Squash Coach

Oriam, in partnership with Scottish Squash, is looking to recruit an experienced and dedicated squash coach to join the performance team as the Head Squash Coach. This is a new role and linked to the introduction of a dedicated squash scholarship programme that will dovetail with Scottish Squash performance programmes, who are hosted at Oriam in Edinburgh. 

The programme, that will fit into the existing Heriot-Watt University Squash Club, will provide a high performance environment to nurture squash athletes to success both in their sport and their studies while acting as a key recruitment tool for the University.

As the Head Coach you will be expected to drive recruitment of athletes into the programme as well as all on court delivery in training and selected competitions. This will be supported through sport science and physio services all of which will be provided from within Oriam’s performance team. There is also an opportunity to work closely with the Director of Squash for Scottish Squash and link in with the programmes under their supervision.

Oriam is Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre and is based in Heriot-Watt’s Edinburgh Campus and plays host to a number of performance partners including Scottish FA, Scottish Rugby Union, Heart of Midlothian and Scottish Institute for Sport. The facility boasts 8 squash courts and hosts all Scottish Squash national performance activity as well as competitions and coach education. 

Grade and Salary: Grade 6 (£27,116 – £31,406 pro-rata)

Working hours and pattern:

  • 0.6 FTE = 22.5 hours per week.
  • Programmes times to be confirmed but are flexible

The salary detailed above is to coach the scholarship programme, however there is opportunity to income generate to make up additional hours in other community and performance programmes with payment arrangement to be negotiated.

Full Job Specification and Application

Deadline for applications is midnight (UK time) on 10th April.

Should you want to know more about the role, please contact Oriam Performance Manager, Katrina Gibbon on