Monday, August 11, 2014

Scottish Swimming seeks National Coach

Do you have what it takes to lead performance swimming in Scotland?

Following a very successful Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scottish Swimming is now ready to build on those results, working towards the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio and the next Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia in 2018. 

Based at the National Swimming Academy in Stirling, the National Coach will provide leadership, motivation, and vision to coaches and athletes, inspiring them to achieve further success on the world stage.  As National Coach, you will be a key member of Scottish Swimming’s Performance Team, responsible for the development of coaches, supporting the development of swimmers, enabling them to maximise their performance.  Your strategic planning, technical knowledge, communication and leadership skills will be vital, as you work closely with key groups to deliver success.

 Key Functions:

  • Work to develop, support and guide coaches across Scotland with swimmers at a performance and performance development level.
  • Lead on the technical development of performance coaching and swimming in Scotland.
  • Be responsible for the strategic planning, content and delivery of Scottish Swimming’s national programme.

In return you will be offered an attractive salary, including contributory pension, as well as being part of a dynamic team that aims to ensure that Scottish Swimming continues to support and develop coaches and swimmers to compete at the highest level.

Scottish Swimming is committed to selecting staff solely on the basis of their ability to do the job for which they are being recruited, and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. 

For an informal discussion please contact Ally Whike, Director of Performance, on 07834 583318.

Closing Date: 12 noon, Friday 29th August 2014

Interviews:   Week commencing 22nd September 2014