Posted: 17 November 2017

Kilmarnock ASC - Head Coach

Kilmarnock ASC
Galleon Centre, Titchfield Street. Kilmarnock
Job Type:
20 hours per week
Negotiable, depending on experience
Closing date:
31 December 2017

KASC was founded in 1902 with races initially taking place in the River Irvine. The club later moved to the Kilmarnock Academy Pool and from there onto the Kilmarnock Baths. KASC eventually moved to the current pool at the Galleon Centre when it was opened in 1987. In a long and proud history, KASC is now one of only a few independently run clubs remaining in the country, with no financial help from the local council. The club has a comprehensive training programme to cater for swimmers of all ages and abilities.The club regularly organises and participates in competitive swimming galas ranging from time-trials, local meets and leagues, through to regional, district, national.

HEAD COACH Role Descriptor

PURPOSE:To improve performance of athletes in a safe and positive environment, while working alongside other club staff to deliver a well organised, appropriate and effective programme.


  • To provide quality coaching programmes to the ability of all athletes
  • To assist the athletes to achieve their full potential with the objective of achieving district / national standards
  • To lead and coordinate the coaching team, and provide advice and support to assistant coaches, club coaches, junior coaches, volunteers and helpers
  • To provide clear, progressive and accessible development paths for athletes and coaches of all abilities, and give feedback on progression
  • To support club development initiatives
  • Abide by and promote sound ethics and club policies; child protection, fair play and equal opportunities to all members
  • Liaise with the club management committee to ensure there are regular and appropriate competitive opportunities for members
  • To attend and contribute to appropriate club meetings


  • Motivational
  • Good organisation and communication skills
  • Ability to make the session enjoyable
  • Efficient and effective time management
  • Show an appropriate level of technical knowledge Approachable and friendly


  • Complete an enhanced Disclosure Scotland check
  • Sign and adhere to the Coach’s Code of Conduct
  • Attend appropriate training


Scottish Swimming UKCC Level 2 Coaching (minimum)

Scottish Swimming UKCC Level 3 Coaching (preferred)

Appropriate CPD Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop


To lead the top and bottom squads within the club as well as mentor other coaches on poolside. Time will also include additional admin required. Around 20 hours per week.

Applications in writing with CV and covering note outlining qualifications and experience.

The closing date for applications is 31 December 2017