Posted: 08 September 2017

Dumfries and Galloway Fulltime Regional Assistant Coach

Dumfries and Galloway
Across Dumfries and Galloway
Job Type:
Full Time
24 hours allocated to Dumfries ASC and 12 hours supporting Annan ASC, Merrick Mavericks SC and Stranraer Stingrays.
Closing date:
18 September 2017
Interview date:
26 September 2017

Dumfries and Galloway are looking for a full time experienced, dynamic and passionate new Regional Assistant Coach to drive forward swimming development across the area. 

The purpose of the coach is to support the delivery of a well-organised, appropriate and effective performance development environment across Dumfries and Galloway through a partnership approach with key stakeholders.  The primary objective is fulfilling the responsibilities of an Assistant Coach with Dumfries ASC in addition providing coaching and club development to clubs across the region.

The region has 4 Scottish Swimming affiliated clubs. Annan ASC, Dumfries ASC, Merrick Mavericks SC and Stranraer Stingrays.  As well as being the assistant coach at Dumfries ASC the Regional Assistant Coach will help 1 session per week at the other 3 clubs and help create links and strong partnerships throughout the region.

Applicants must hold a UKCC Level 2 Coaching Swimming qualification (or equivalent) or are working towards achieving this.

Applicants must Hold a full clean current driving Licence

Excellent leadership and communication skills are a must as well as the ability to enthuse and motivate others. 

The successful applicant will be required to be PVG checked


The successful applicant will be required to attend courses such as safeguarding and protecting children and may be required to attend IOSH managing safely training.


Key Functions:

  • Plan, deliver and evaluate training programmes for the development of athletes for the longer term
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and support to club coaches
  • Develop strong and positive relationships with athletes, coaches and parents as well as club committee members, Dumfries and Galloway Council and Scottish Swimming.


This post is self-employed contract for services for which you will receive payment based on experience. The RAC will have 24 hours allocated to Dumfries ASC and 12 hours supporting Annan ASC, Merrick Mavericks SC and Stranraer Stingrays.


For an informal discussion, please contact Hazel Hastings on 07970499624 or Paul Donald (Regional Development Manager) on 07595256994


Please submit your CV along with a covering letter to Hazel Hastings  endorsed ‘Dumfries and Galloway Regional  Assistant Coach’ by 12pm on 18th September 17.