Posted: 25 September 2017

REN 96 Swim Team - Swim Coach

Organisation:
Ren 96 Swim Team
Location:
Renfrew and East Renfrewshire
Job Type:
Part-time
Hours:
Negotiable
Salary:
Competitive hourly rate
Closing date:
30 November 2017

REN 96 Swim Team is Renfrew and East Renfrewshire competitive swimming club. We are a competitive, non profit-making swimming club of approximately 400 members. The club provides comprehensive programmes in both high performance competitive swimming and non-competitive training catering for swimmers of all ages and abilities. The club is focused on the performance of young swimmers and providing a route that enables swimmers to reach their full potential. We also provide different training zones that cater for swimmers from entry-level through to those competing at National, British and International level. We are currently seeking to appoint a number of coaches to assist with development of our young swimmers. This role presents an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who is seeking to further their coaching experience. The emphasis will be on coaching technique and endurance while encouraging an environment of high performance and self belief.

Key responsibilities:  

  • Plan and deliver, in conjunction with the other coaches, a co-ordinated training programme for all swimmers to assist them in achieving their full potential 
  • Attend to administrative tasks required for the efficient running of the squad  
  • Work positively with other members of the coaching team 
  • Develop a positive working relationship with the swimmers and their parents, feeding back on progress and ensuring effective communication  
  • Attend and contribute to coaching meetings as required

Requirements: 

  • UKCC Level 1 minimum  (or equivalent), and able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the principles of long term athlete development  
  • Ambitious, enthusiastic and highly motivated with a minimum of one years experience of coaching at Age group level or above  
  • Ability to work flexible hours to include early morning, evening and weekend training sessions as well as competitions  
  • Willing and able to work effectively with a large coaching and administration team and to develop positive relationships 
  • Complete an enhanced Disclosure Scotland check (PVG requirement) 
  • Abide by and promote sound ethics, Club policies and Scottish Swimming policies, in particular with regard to child protection, fair play and equal opportunities to all members   
  • Sign and adhere to the Coach’s Code of Conduct and self employment contract 
  • Attend appropriate training

The club will consider supporting further training opportunities for coaches. For further details or to apply please contact: Leigh Walker (ren96hr@gmail.com). Applications should include a CV and covering letter outlining qualifications and experience.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 30 November 2017