November 13, 2007

Development Officer at Aberdeen

The good news today is that Laura Morris has been appointed as the new Aberdeen Curling Development Officer. Laura is a University of Aberdeen graduate with a BSc degree in Sport and Exercise Science. She curled with the Aberdeen university club in 2003 and 2004.

She begins work at Curl Aberdeen on Monday, December 3. I don't have a photo yet, but will post one as soon as I can.

Laura joins the band of area curling development officers across the country headed up by the RCCC's Development Manager Judith McFarlane. The ACDOs currently in post are Jim Buchanan (Borders), Marion Murdoch (Lockerbie), Graham Sloan (Dumfries), Jim Morrison (Hamilton and East Kilbride), David Horne (Greenacres and the Waterfront, Claire Milne (Perth, Dundee and Pitlochry), Lynne Fraser (Inverness and Elgin), and Logan Gray (Stirling).

There remains a vacancy at Braehead. And some rinks do not have the support of a development officer.

Talking of jobs within curling, did you see British Curling's advert for a Co-ordinator to assist in the management and organisation of the squad and support staff in their preparation for both the Olympics and Paralympics in Vancouver 2010? The successful candidate will be responsible on a day-to-day basis to the British Curling Performance Director Derek Brown and will also be accountable to the Chairman and Board of British Curling.

In year one (from appointment to Aug 31, 2008) it is anticipated that the time requirement will be 30 days. This will be increased to 50 days in year two (Sept 1, 2008 – Aug 31, 2009). In year three (Sept 1, 2009 – Aug 31, 2010) the commitment will escalate in line with the escalation of the programme for the Olympic athletes. Closing date for applications is Monday, November 26. Full details of how to apply are here.

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