Posted: 25 August 2014

Stirling Swimming - Lead Club, Masters, and Disability Coach

Stirling Swimming
Job Type:
Lead Club, Masters, and Disability Coach
Part-time (10 hours plus disability and masters galas)
Negotiable depending on experience
Closing date:
08 September 2014
Yearly Contract

Stirling Swimming is a successful competitive swimming club mainly based at the University of Stirling and is part of a wider swim programme in the Stirling area. It is a club of a membership of around 270 swimmers that is growing by the year and is on the verge of very exciting times with partners in the local area.

The club is in a position to appoint a new lead coach for our Club and newly formed Masters programme. This programme is operated for our swimmers who have completed the competitive element of their training but wish to continue in a swimming programme with the benefit of professional coaching.  Some of these swimmers maintain training with a view to potentially returning to competitive level while others train for fitness and Masters events. Others use the squad for fitness for Water Polo as well as social aspects. 

The Disability squad caters for swimmers with a physical disability and are aiming for success on the national and international stage. Indeed Stirling Swimming has had representation at every Paralympics in recent times.

We are looking for a highly motivated, reliable and enthusiastic individual with experience of coaching at a competitive level.  You will hold UKCC Level 2 coaching qualification (or equivalent).  You will also have excellent communication skills and the ability to motivate and get the best from these swimmers.

This is a self-employed, part time position with remuneration at an hourly rate to be commensurate with experience

Skills and competencies

  • Be part of a team that develops a pathway for swimmers to achieve their potential
  • Focus on the development of technique and be a motivator to encourage performance
  • Communicate effectively with swimmers, coaches, committee members, volunteer helpers and parents
  • Show a willingness to embrace the clubs ethos and to contribute to its success
  • Consider individual swimmers needs to maximise performance at galas. Including pre race preparation and post race feedback
  • Have good administrative skills

Qualifications required

  • UKCC Level 2 Coach

How to apply:

If you think you are the person who can fulfil this exciting new role please forward your C.V. to the club president, Jim Smith at