Posted: 15 November 2017

Silver City Blues (Masters) Swimming Club - Head Coach

Silver City Blues (Masters) Swimming Club
Job Type:
Honoraria payment
Closing date:
31 January 2018

Silver City Blues Masters Swimming Club is aimed at adults who wish to continue to swim regularly, whether competitively, for fitness or just for the social side. Founded in 1985 and accredited with Swimmark+, the aim of the club is to provide regular, coached training sessions for swimmers of all standards and abilities.

We train at four pools across the city; Bucksburn (Monday evening), Aberdeen Sports Village (Tuesday evening and Saturday morning), RGU:Sport (Wednesday evening) and Tullos (Thursday evening) with a total of 7.5 pool hours a week. The club compete at galas across Britain as well as internationally, with some fantastic results being achieved in the past few years. The club have held the title of Scottish Masters Champion for 5 years, and are also the current British Masters Champions. Silver City Blues has a diverse membership of adults of all ages, who all share different motivations to swim either for fitness or competitively and with 80 regular training members and 120 members in total, the club is the largest Masters club in Scotland. The club prides itself on being able to cater for a wide range of abilities, but also providing a fantastic social experience.

We’re looking for an innovative, motivated and enthusiastic coach, who can demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Level 2 or Level 3 coach, looking for experience with a Masters club (however, no experience with a Masters club is necessary)
  • Ability to run a varied programme that takes into account the needs of a diverse group
  • To assist all swimmers to achieve their goals in local, regional and national competitions
  • To lead, manage and co-ordinate the coaching team, provide support and mentor assistant coaches
  • Willingness to attend up to 3 sessions per week, whilst building a strong coaching team to provide support
  • Ability to develop technique at all levels
  • Communicate effectively with adult swimmers, coaches and committee members
  • Embrace the Master’s ethos of fun, fitness and friendship
  • Able to build on a hugely successful club and take this forward into 2018 and beyond

Silver City Blues has a strong track record of rewarding our volunteers through a volunteer policy. The successful candidate will be joining a club with a clear volunteer policy including Honoraria payment, funded education opportunities (CPDs and coaching courses) as well as gaining access to club training sessions. In addition, when attending meets as the coach, all travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the club.

For more details or to apply for the position, please contact Jenny Brown (President) on

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2018