Posted: 15 September 2017

University of Stirling - High Performance Swim Coach

University of Stirling
Job Type:
36 hours per week
£32,548 to £47,722 p.a
Closing date:
27 September 2017
Interview date:
06 October 2017
Open ended

To drive forward the world-class swimming performance programme, University of Stirling are seeking to appoint a highly experienced High Performance Swim Coach. Working alongside other experienced and knowledgeable coaches within the programme, the successful candidate will dedicate time to creating an environment that effectively supports swimmers competing at the highest levels.

As a coach with extensive experience working with elite swimmers, the post holder will possess excellent communication and leadership skills. The role is ideal for an individual who is looking to help drive forward a highly reputable and successful performance programme with a huge amount of potential for future success. Candidates are expected to hold a minimum of a UKCC Level 3 Coaching Qualification and have a sound understanding of sports science and talent development theory. Previous experience of working within a swimming programme at a Higher Education institution is desirable but not necessary.

The post holder will assist the Head Performance Swim Coach to plan, organise, deliver and monitor a high performance swim programme to a designated group of talented swimmers at the Scottish National Swimming Academy, in conjunction with the performance development staff of Scottish Swimming and the University of Stirling Sports Development Service.

There is an expectation that this programme will produce winning individual and team performances at the highest levels of student and mainstream sport. In particular, the post holder will recruit and develop swimmers capable of delivering success at national and international levels of competition including Commonwealth Games, European & World Championships, and the Olympic Games.

The post holder will be required to assist in the design, implementation and review of a swim performance programme that integrates with the academic and lifestyle commitments of squad members. In addition the post holder will be required to integrate with the local swimming pathway, providing clear progression and pathway for swimmers. The programme should consist of appropriate talent identification & swimmer recruitment, coaching, competitions, sport science, and athlete support services. Alongside the Head Performance Coach, the role will also be expected to liaise with external agencies and contribute towards shared ambitions and goals in the development of sporting excellence.

The post holder’s line manager will be the Head Performance Swim Coach and the post holder will be supported by Scottish Swimming’s Director of Performance.

Full information can be found HERE and the closing date for applications is 27 September 2017