Picture by SWpix.com - 20/03/2023 - British Cycling staff member head shots. National Cycling Centre, Velodrome Manchester - Tom Stanton

British Cycling begins hunt for next Head of Performance Pathways

British Cycling has kicked off its search for a new Head of Performance Pathways, as Tom Stanton prepares to depart the organisation to take up a new role in motor sport. 

Stanton will leave in the coming months after five years in the role, to take up the role of Head of Development Programme. This has been his second tenure within the organisation, having previously worked as Sport Education Manager and then GBCT Paralympic coach between 2010 and 2015.  

Applications for the role are now open, with passionate candidates sought to lead our renowned pathways team, which nurtures and develops the best of British talent and supports their progression to competing at the highest level. 

Great Britain Cycling Team’s Performance Director, Stephen Park CBE, said: “Tom has enjoyed two stints at British Cycling, initially working with the education team before moving into Paralympic coaching, working with Paralympic champions such as Lora Fachie, Corinne Hall and Mark Colbourne.  

“In his current role he has been hugely valuable in championing the development of talented riders through the pathway, in an ever-changing landscape, including introducing our first BMX freestyle park pathway.  

“I wish him all the best with his next move and am now looking forward to speaking to candidates who are passionate about shaping the best riders in the world and helping us deliver the best possible team at the LA Olympics and beyond.” 

Tom Stanton, GBCT Head of Performance Pathway, said: “When I took the role of Head of Performance Pathways for GBCT, my key goals were to improve the links between the talent and performance sides of the programme internally, while making the programme externally more open and accessible to up and coming talent across the country.  

“I leave British Cycling with a real sense that, while there is always more work to be done, real progress has been made in these areas of which I am incredibly proud.” 

This job role is now live on the British Cycling website where you can find more information and apply. 

Header image: Tom Stanton. Credit: SWpix.com

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