Posted: 04 November 2014

NDCS - Swimming Development Officer

National Deaf Children's Society
Job Type:
Part Time
21 hours per week
£24,329 to £28,810 per annum (pro-rated)
Closing date:
24 November 2014
Interview date:
09 December 2014

The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

The NDCS is recruiting for a Swimming Development Officer to coordinate and deliver the Deaf-Friendly Swimming Project in Scotland. 

The Deaf-Friendly Swimming Project is a new, two year programme funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, which will break down the barriers deaf children and young people face to participate in swimming and aquatic activities, including Learn to Swim programmes, swimming clubs, recreational swimming and competitive swimming.

The Officer will be responsible for ensuring the programme aims, objectives and key targets are met during the two year project lifespan. They will work closely with the Scottish Deaf-Friendly Swimming advisory group, ensuring full participation of key partners and individuals to shape the work of the Deaf-Friendly Swimming Project.

You will be responsible for developing effective working partnerships with key national leads, including Scottish Swimming, GB Deaf Swimming and UK Deaf Sport. You will also be required to establish effective partnerships with regional and local swimming providers and organisations working with deaf young people.

You will coordinate a programme of coach education for both hearing and deaf swim teachers and coaches. Your network of swimming providers will deliver sustainable swimming provision inclusive of deaf young people and you will deliver additional competitive opportunities to link grassroots participation to existing pathways for competitive deaf swimmers.

The successful applicant will have experience of managing projects, working to fixed targets and deadlines. They will have experience and knowledge of successful sports development programmes and of delivering activities and events for children and young people, preferably including deaf young people.

The Swimming Development Officer will be a good communicator and have strong interpersonal skills. Able to form strong working relationships, lead training and deliver key presentations.

Finally, you will have strong administration skills, experience of managing budgets and the ability to ensure outcomes are met, monitored and successfully evaluated.

For an application pack please ring our recruitment line on 020 7014 1185. Alternatively, you can download an application pack by visiting our website at email

Please note that you will need Adobe Reader 7 or above to complete the application form. This can be downloaded for free if you do not already have it. If you are using an Apple Mac please open and complete the application form using Adobe Acrobat Reader and not the Apple Mac Preview Option.

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 24 November 2014.

We expect interviews to be held in Glasgow on Tuesday 9 December.

NDCS is aiming to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting work-life balance amongst its staff.

NDCS is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share that commitment.

The National Deaf Children’s Society is a registered charity in England and Wales (1016532) and in Scotland (SC040779).