Posted: 24 February 2020

Head Coach

North Ayrshire Swimming Club
Largs, Glengarnock, Irvine and Stevenston
Job Type:
Various poolside and administrative
Closing date:
13 March 2020
Permanent on completion of 6 month trial period

North Ayrshire Swimming Club are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Head Coach to oversee, coordinate and continue the success of North Ayrshire Swimming. Gala attendance for pertinent meets would also be required as part of the job role and will be inclusive of the full time status.

As Head Coach, you will continue to develop the swimmers of the club, providing a vision and ongoing improvement in all areas (Development to National, including masters). You will, with the Junior and the club coach, be responsible for overseeing volunteer coaches and poolside assistants and providing assistance to them where required. Administrative tasks will include planning and delivering pool sessions as well as organising session cover (utilising additional coaches) and attending meets providing technical feedback to swimmers. The role will also involve developing swim session cycles for all squads throughout the season.

North Ayrshire is a friendly but competitive focused club. We are an ambitious club who have undergone a period of expansion in recent years, from our development programme to our performance squads as well as expanding our masters section.

Our mission is to equip our swimmers to achieve their full potential, and we believe the best way to achieve this is to support our coaches in their own development so that our swimmers gain the best possible coaching.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Hold an ASA Level 3 coach (preferred) -2 (essential) qualification and have experience of working with swimmers at all ages.
  • Have a good working knowledge of long term athlete development and an interest in the benefits of land work to develop swimmers. 
  • Plan the competitor calendar and ensure support and attendance of all swimmers
  • Organise regular swimming coaching team meetings to discuss swimmer progress
  • Be able to work well within our dedicated coaching team
  • Flexibility and assist/cover necessary sessions
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Have a passion to improve the quality of swimming within the club 
  • Be proactive in attending continuing professional development courses 
  • Be eligible to work in the UK 
  • Undergo an enhanced PVG disclosure 
  • Proactive with recruitment from learn to swim, schools and local clubs 
  • Hold a current Safeguarding and Protecting Children qualification (if not, training in child protection and safeguarding must be undertaken)


We can offer the successful candidate:

  • A role in a Scottish Swimming affiliated, SwimMark+ accredited club
  • A passionate and committed team of coaches and volunteers
  • An opportunity to continue progressing your professional development
  • A salary commensurate with qualifications and experience 
  • Guaranteed minimum work hours per week
  • Set holiday periods Summer/Christmas


For further information please contact Lynne Gibson, President of North Ayrshire Swimming on

To apply please send CV to

The Closing date is 13th March 2020.