Posted: 29 June 2019

Glasgow Life - Assistant Swimming Coach

Glasgow Life
Glasgow - Citywide
Job Type:
25 hours per week
£20,356.80 - £22,168.82 pro rata
Closing date:
14 July 2019
Interview date:
22 July 2019
Temporary, up to 2 years

Glasgow Life is the charity responsible for inspiring Glasgow’s citizens and visitors to lead richer and more active lives through culture, sport and learning. We believe in the transformational power of the services we provide for the citizens of and visitors to the City of Glasgow.

As Assistant Swimming Coach you will:

  • Plan, deliver and implement a comprehensive and effective coaching programme for development and age group swimmers (reflecting individual swimmer needs), including attendance at all relevant training and competitions, under the direction of the Head Performance Coach
  • Contribute to the on-going education and technical development of development and age group swimmers in the programme under the direction of the Head Performance Coach
  • Liaise effectively with stakeholders and partners (including City of Glasgow Swim Team Management Committee, Glasgow School of Sport and Scottish Swimming) to ensure appropriate talent identification and performance pathways are in place
  • Communicate effectively with swimmers, parents and club officials to ensure all parties are clear on the objectives within the training groups in line with the City of Glasgow Swim Team criteria
  • Effective planning of weekly working schedules of junior coaching staff within the programme, including cover for absence and competitions
  • Line management of junior coaching staff as required
  • Programme planning and administrative duties as required

To be successful in this role you have the following skills and experience:

  • UKCC Level 2 Swim Coaching qualification or equivalent
  • Considerable experience of coaching and developing swimmers to success at Scottish national age group level (or equivalent)
  • Excellent day-to-day IT skills
  • Experience of working within the voluntary sports club sector, club officials, parents and supporting coaches
  • Ability to coach swimmers to improve technical skills and physiological readiness to perform
  • Able to easily engage with and motivate young athletes and support personnel
  • An understanding of the performance pathways in swimming
  • Excellent organisational ability and effective resource planning and monitoring. Proven programme planning skills and ability to meet goals and deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work effectively in a team and consult and collaborate with a range of stakeholders and partners

This post is temporary for up to 2 years. Following the success of Glasgow European Championships in 2018, Glasgow Life will welcome a host of world class events in the coming years including; LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019, World Men’s Curling Championship 2020 and UEFA Euro 2020. This is in addition to the wealth of events on offer throughout the year, with the annual programme including the World Pipe Band Championships, Glasgow Mela, HSBC Let’s Ride and the Merchant City Festival amongst many others.

We offer a range of employee benefits such as an opportunity to join the Strathclyde Pension Fund, generous holiday entitlement, annual leave purchase scheme, childcare vouchers, staff discounts (including Glasgow Club), flexible retirement, family friendly policies, flu vaccination programme and career break policy…just to name a few!

At Glasgow Life we value diversity and inclusion. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from BAME groups who are currently under-represented in our organisation.

Please note a Clean Driving Licence will be essential to this post. Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment. Please note successful candidates for the above position will be required to pay for their PVG Membership/or Scheme Checks.

Salary will be pro rata to reflect Part Time. Applicants should be aware that interviews will be held on Monday 22nd July 2019. To apply for this vacancy online please visit

Closing date is 11.59pm on Sunday 14 July 2019.

Information is available in alternative formats, on request. Phone 0141 287 2544