Posted: 27 November 2015

Kirkintilloch & Kilsyth Amateur Swimming Club - Head Coach

Kirkintilloch & Kilsyth Amateur Swimming Club
Kirkintilloch, Glasgow
Job Type:
Negotiable, not expected to exceed 16 hours per week, excluding compeitions
Competitive, dependent on experience
Closing date:
11 December 2015

Kirkintilloch & Kilsyth Amateur Swimming Club (KKASC) seek applications for the post of Part Time Head Coach.

KKASC have experienced exponential growth over the last 18-24 months. As part of our four year club development plan we have launched two new aquatics sections: Synchronised swimming and Water Polo while continuing to grow our levels of membership within our core Swimming section to unprecedented levels.

As a result of these developments and the exciting progress made within our club, KKASC now seek to recruit a part-time head coach to lead and develop our swim team from the entry level squads through to those on our emerging performance pathway programme.

The key strategic focus areas for our Head Coach position are:

  • Lead, manage and develop the competitive swimming and performance pathway programme
  • Oversee and facilitate the development of our full squad structure.
  • Lead and be accountable for the continuous development and performance of our committed volunteer coaching team and land trainers.
  • Build connections and relationships with other aquatics clubs and Scottish Swimming

The main operational duties for our Head Coach include:

  • Organise all coaching of the competitive swimmers in the Club, taking specific responsibility for coaching our A squad
  • Develop and maintain a coaching programme for all levels of competitive swimmers within the Club  
  •  Supervise and manage the other Coaches as appropriate, including performance and  development conversations
  • Determine the competitive strategy for committed competitive swimmers within the Club including external and internal competitions
  • Organise our coaches to accompany swimmers to appropriate competition
  • To represent the Club at meetings as appropriate to develop club and as requested by the Management Committee.
  • Liaise with:
  1. other local swimming teaching agencies to ensure a smooth pathway for swimmers into the Club
  2. the Management Committee on ongoing basis
  3. parents on matters concerning the progress of Club swimmers

Are WE what you are looking for?

  • Our club (est. 1963) is facing really exciting times and we are extremely fortunate to have a committed team of volunteer parents and coaches willing to enable the success through having the right people in the right roles.
  • We greatly value the contribution and commitment of our volunteers who work tirelessly to progress the club and make it a great place to be.
  • More than just a swimming club, we know we are in a great position to give all our children the best possible aquatics experience.
  • We seek on an ongoing basis to balance our family friendly ethos with the enthusiasm and drive to ensure each child reaches the potential they seek in their swimming, competitive or otherwise.

 Are YOU what we are looking for?

  • Are you seeking an exciting new opportunity to make an impact as Head Coach?
  • Are you a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual with a positive “can do” attitude?
  • Do you possess excellent communication and engagement skills?
  • Can you clearly demonstrate a proven track record of results within the context of a swimming club  with age-group and youth swimmers?  
  • Do you have extensive experience of developing coaching teams?
  • Can you readily develop positive working relationships with athletes, coaches, parents and volunteers?
  • Do you possess a UKCC Level 3 Coaching qualification, or are you currently at Level 2 and working towards Level 3?
  • Would you be committed to gaining and maintaining a Scottish Swimming level 3 coach licence and to completing a PVG scheme application?

If you are interested in being part of this exciting new chapter in our club’s history and believe you have the right level of experience and qualifications to succeed (and answered YES to all our questions above)  we would be delighted to hear from you.

The successful applicant for the Head coach position will be engaged under a contract for services arrangement.  The hours of work are negotiable however are not expected to exceed 16 hours per week, excluding competitions.  Fees are negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.

Please send your CV or a personal Bio to stating current salary by Friday 11th December 2015 at 5pm.