Posted: 17 November 2016

Tranent Amateur Swimming Club-Lead Squad Coach

Tranent Amateur Swimming Club
Tranent, East Lothian
Job Type:
Lead Squad Coach
Closing date:
02 December 2016

Tranent Amateur Swimming Club is one of the longest running clubs in East Lothian. We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working candidate to take on the position of Lead Coach of our Silver Squad.

The role will require a commitment of 4 evenings for training sessions and the occasional weekend day for competitions. Silver Squad is our second highest club squad. Swimmers progress from our Bronze Squad, our club entry squad, where they learn correct technique, whilst also developing skills such as dives and turns.

In Silver Squad, swimmers will then refine and progress these strokes and skills further, whilst also building fitness, developing understanding of drills and how strokes work, and also have access to a weekly land training session. You will be responsible for the day to day running of the Silver Squad and the development of the swimmers within the squad. Working with a team of assistant coaches and poolside helpers, you will deliver sessions aimed to maximise the potential of the swimmers and improve their technique in all strokes and skills.

Requirements: • UKCC Level 2 Qualified coach or looking to work towards Level 2 • PVG Check with Disclosure Scotland (this must be completed before starting in the position) • Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop (if haven’t attended, will be required to do so upon starting the position) Skills/Attributes Desired: • UKCC Qualified swimming teacher with experience • Good organisational and communication skills • Good technical knowledge and open to improving and growing • Approachable and friendly • Able to work individually and within a team • Ability to make sessions both effective and enjoyable The successful candidate should be motivated to give every child the chance to maximise their potential and progress.

At the club, we believe that all swimmers can have good technique in all strokes, but realise it may take others longer to fully develop a certain stroke. We will always ensure that if a child is needing assistance with a certain skill or stroke, they will receive the attention they need to help them progress. Hours may be subject to change or may be increased, depending on the development of the squad and club. Salary is dependent on experience.