Posted: 13 August 2018

Scotia ASC - Head Coach

Scotia ASC
Leisuredrome, Bishopbriggs
Job Type:
Part-Time / Self-employed
10-16 per week
To be negotiated
Closing date:
25 October 2018

Scotia Amateur Swimming Club is seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious individual to lead the Scotia ASC coaching team in the delivery of a high-quality coaching framework to its 100+ swimmers.

Scotia ASC is committed to developing its swimmers into skilled, competitive athletes who enjoy a challenge and aspire to achieve their potential. The club currently caters to a wide variety of abilities ranging from pre-club development to National Champions.  The successful candidate will be expected to provide skilled leadership to support the Clubs strong future and build on its current successful strategic plan.

Scotia ASC is primarily based at the Leisuredrome, Bishopbriggs and utilises other facilities within East Dunbartonshire and elsewhere where appropriate. The post requires a time commitment of between 10 hours and 16 hours per week (inclusive of planning time) and attendance at appropriate competitions/ team events and management commitments throughout the year.

How to apply:

Prospective candidates can find a role descriptor of this position below.

 To apply please email a copy of your CV to Scotia ASC’s Club Secretary on:

To arrange an informal chat or to find out additional information, please email the address above.

Role description


  • Responsible for planning and delivering all training sessions to Scotia ASC’s performance squad.
  • Oversee and direct all coaches and poolside volunteers within Scotia ASC to create a safe, professional working environment
  • Coordinating coaching to ensure cover for all training sessions, competitions and other events is achieved
  • Work with the squad coaches to produce a progressive, inclusive training plan across all squads
  • Plan a suitable annual competition calendar for each squad, targeting appropriate competitions for both the long and short course seasons.  This will be agreed by all coaches.
  • Provide a clear development pathway for all swimmers from pre-club development through to the performance squad and monitor squad progression, oversee squad promotions and give feedback on progression were appropriate
  • Communicate effectively with all members of Scotia ASC including the coaches, swimmers, committee and parents.
  • Attend and contribute to Committee meetings (where appropriate).
  • Chair all scheduled coaches’ meetings (where appropriate).
  • Monitor squad attendance & implementing any actions resultant of poor attendance.
  • Assist the coaches and committee in directing the future of Scotia ASC.







  • Provide a nurturing environment where swimmers can work towards their goals.
  • Support the coaching team in their development.
  • Deliver an excellent training plan to the performance squad through sound coaching methods.
  • Have excellent communication, time management and leadership skills.
  • Embrace and abide by the Club’s guidelines and policies, including child protection.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism when carrying out club responsibilities.
  • Strive to develop the coaching teams’ skills through education such as completing CPD opportunities and lead by example.
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle and provide advice on sports science topics (i.e. nutrition/injury/recovery/training adaptions) to swimmers if appropriate.



  • This is a self-employed post as such Candidates are required to send an invoice to the Club Treasure when claiming expenses/ Head Coach Compensation.
  • Coaches’ meal ticket supplied by Club Entries Secretary for competitions when requested.
  • Compensation for weekend cover at competitions available - requested through the Club Treasurer at the end of each month.
  • Other expenses (i.e. hotel stays for competition s/ travel) to be agreed with Committee prior to event.



  • Between 10 and 16 hours per week – to be agreed.
  • Plus, attendance at appropriate competitions, team events and management commitments throughout the year.