Posted: 19 October 2015

Swim West Lothian-Age Group Coach

Swim West Lothian
Job Type:
Age Group Coach
Minimum of 12 hours per week
Starting at £7200 per annum.
Closing date:
30 November 2015

Swim West Lothian’s Management committee is seeking to appoint a Coach within its team to deliver the best in competitive development to our primary age group squad.

The successful applicant will work with the Head Coach and other coaching staff members to deliver further successes for the programme at District, National and International level.

The individual appointed will primarily be responsible for the day to day coaching of the “Junior Performance Development Squad” and assisting with the delivery of the Performance programme.  The role is part time but through discussion with the successful applicant Learn to Swim duties may be added to this role. The ,coach will be working with the Head Coach, coaching team, Swim West Lothian Management Committee, an enthusiastic group of committed local swimming clubs and key partners.

The programme requires a highly motivated, creative and ambitious individual with a personal background in swimming; experience of coaching at Age Group level is essential as is being able to demonstrate a proven record of success. To fulfil this role you should be a good communicator, in the first instance with swimmers, coaches, and parents, with the ability to develop sound relationships and to work closely with our partners and management committee to maximise the performance of swimmers throughout our programme. The candidate should hold a recognised swimming coaching qualification equivalent to ASA or UKCC Level 2. Minimum of 1 years coaching experiences as well as a Disclosure Scotland/PVG check are required.

Swim West Lothian was set up in 2007 with a performance squad and one full-time Performance coach; it now has an established, well-structured programme with 2 full-time members of staff and 1 part-time coach along with numerous, dedicated volunteers. Swim West Lothian is a strong swimming structure within West Lothian made up of the 6 member clubs residing within West Lothian.

The West Lothian area has produced a number of swimmers achieving success at District, National Age Group and Youth level over the years, as well as athletes on National and International programmes.  The programme has consistently improved its overall national standing in Scotland over the past 3 years at the Scottish National Age groups finishing 18th in 2013, 11th in 2014 and 7th in 2015. This post provides the successful applicant the opportunity to build upon that success and be part of a team focussed on taking the programme to a higher level.

The remuneration for this position is based on experience and will be discussed on an individual basis; the post will hold an agreement with the Swim West Lothian Management Committee and will be on a self-employed basis. It is a minimum of 12 hours per week, starting at £7200 per annum.

Interested persons should direct their questions, and curriculum vitae to The Secretary, Swim West Lothian, 26 Woodrush Glade, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 9JY or