Posted: 13 May 2016

Aberdeen Sports Village - COAST Assistant Coach

Aberdeen Sports Village
Job Type:
36.5 hours per week
Grade: F (£21,792 - £25,265)
Closing date:
31 May 2016

The City of Aberdeen Swim Team (COAST) is a composite swimming club, established in 1995, to provide the best age group and youth swimmers in Aberdeen with enhanced training opportunities.  A recent review of both COAST and performance swimming in Aberdeen has provided a refreshed vision and direction for the programme, developing further partnerships and opportunities to enhance the programme, approach and results.  Leading the programme for the best age and youth swimmers, working with and supporting the Performance Swim Coach at the University of Aberdeen and the COAST Head Coach, the COAST Assistant Coach will play a critical role in the future success of swimming in Aberdeen.


The COAST Assistant Coach will be employed and managed by ASV and will be line manged directly by the COAST Head Coach, also a full time position employed by ASV.  Both COAST coaches will be part of a Performance Swimming Management Committee, representative of partners involved in the programme, including representatives from Scottish Swimming, ASV, the University of Aberdeen and the COAST Committee.

The successful candidate will be motivated and dynamic; and interested in developing their career within performance development swimming.  This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced swimming coach to further develop their career within performance development in a busy and vibrant sports development environment in one of the country’s leading sporting facilities.

Description of Duties:

  • Work closely with the COAST Head Coach in the co-ordination of all aspects of the COAST swimming programme to support the development of age group and youth swimmers
  • Deliver a comprehensive coaching programme which supports the development of age and youth swimmers with the long term aim of them being successful senior level swimmers
  • Support the development of an integrated local pathway which supports training opportunities for the best youth swimmers in the area
  • Provide development and leadership to other paid and voluntary club coaches involved in the COAST programme
  • Assist in the evaluation and continual improvement of the COAST programme
  • Effectively communicate with swimmers, parents / carers and key partners including; ASV, University of Aberdeen, other educational establishments, the COAST Committee, member clubs and Scottish Swimming
  • Provide cover for the Head Coach when necessary and appropriate

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Closing date is 31st May 2016