Posted: 18 March 2019

Glasgow Life - Sport and Physical Activity Coach (Swimming) - Part Time - Re-advertisement

Glasgow Life
Job Type:
11.5 hours per week
£16808.24 - £18298.15 pro rata
Closing date:
31 March 2019

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 Sport and Physical Activity Coach (Swimming) you will report to the Head Performance Swimming Coach and be responsible for:

  • Leading the coaching, training and competition programme of one of the City of Glasgow Swim Team (COGST) Development Squads (or similar group as directed by the Head Performance Coach) to deliver a valuable progressive technique, participation/competitive and engaging club swimming experience to developing and aspiring young swimmers
  • Attending swimming competitions as required for all groups/swimmers within the COGST programme
  • Attending local and regional forums/meetings on behalf of the Club and Glasgow Life, including providing reports to key personnel as required
  • Work with Glasgow Life swimming lessons staff to ensure the continual introduction of children from learn to swim into the COGST training groups

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

  • UKCC Level 1 Coaching or Teaching Aquatics or equivalent
  • You will be a highly motivated, professional and innovative person
  • You will have excellent communication skills, have a flexible approach to work and knowledge and understanding of coaching within a swimming club programme
  • You will also have proficient IT skills, particularly in the use of email, MS Word and Excel

City of Glasgow Swim Team is one of the fastest improving and leading swimming clubs in the UK and delivers daily training to all sections of the swimming pathway from grass roots club training to senior international competitors. Following the success of Glasgow European Championships in 2018, Glasgow Life will welcome a host of world class events in the coming years including; European Indoor Athletics Championships 2019, 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. 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. This is a re-advertisement and previous applicants shouldn't reapply.

For full details and to apply for this vacancy online please click 'Apply.' Information is available in alternative formats, on request. Phone 0141 287 2544

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 31 March 2019.