Posted: 02 October 2020

Caithness & Lochaber Area Performance Development Coach

Highland Swim Team
Caithness and Lochaber areas (Thurso ASC, Wick ASC & Lochaber ASC)
600 hours per annum
£12,000 per annum, inclusive of expenses
Closing date:
18 October 2020

Background information

Highland Swim Team (HST) is a composite “performance development programme” supporting the development of swimmers from across the Scottish Highlands. HST is based at Inverness Leisure, however swimmers also train with their respective home clubs across the Highlands region. Club representation within HST is divided in two distinct areas:

  1. Central – Inverness ASC, Grantown on Spey ASC, Nairn ASC & Tain ASC
  2. Caithness and Lochaber – Lochaber ASC, Wick ASC & Thurso ASC

To date, the nature of the geography of the Highlands means that team members in the Caithness and Lochaber area train with their local clubs led by the club head coach under the guidance of the current HST Performance Development Coach. In addition, regular training weekends are held for all HST squads and swimmers in Inverness.

In line with the emerging Highland Swim Team strategy, HST is looking to support the overall programme through the recruitment of two performance development coaches – one for each of the two areas outlined above. This tender relates specifically to the delivery of performance development coaching services for the Caithness and Lochaber area. The successful tenderer will be expected to work in conjunction with the HST Central Performance Development coach to deliver against the KPI’s for the HST programme.

Full details including an outline of key tasks and desired outomes can be found in the supporting documentation below.

Applications in writing and more information about the post can be obtained through Alan Lynn (Scottish Swimming National Coach): and Colleen Blair (Scottish Swimming Regional Swimming Development Manager, Highlands):

Closing Date for receipt of applications is Sunday 18th October.