Lead Performance/Development Coach - ASA Level 3 (or Level 2 working towards Level 3)

Rushmoor Royals Swimming Club
Job Type:
Working Hours:
Full time
Closing Date:
21st March 2018
Job Reference

Rushmoor Royals Swimming Club (RRSC) in Hampshire is keen to appoint a new lead performance/development coach to join our team.

Rushmoor Royals Swimming Club is affiliated to Swim England South East Region and is the leading competitive swimming club in north Hampshire, covering the areas of Aldershot, Farnborough, Fleet, Camberley and Yateley. The club has a proven track record in producing national and international athletes, from Great Britain internationals, national medallists and British championship and national qualifiers.

We are now in an exciting period of the club's development and are keen to appoint an ambitious, determined candidate to join the team. Working closely with the head coach, the successful candidate will help facilitate the development of our age group programme and will be responsible for producing the next generation of elite athletes at RRSC.

The role is full time and will include providing additional support in land work sessions, and cover in the absence of the head coach.

The successful candidate will ideally have their ASA/UKCC Level 3 Coaching Qualification or equivalent, however, we would welcome applications from Level 2 qualified coaches, who are close to achieving (or ambitious to achieve) their Level 3 in the near future. The successful candidate will have experience of developing swimmers through to a minimum of county/regional level and must be confident working and communicating with a wide range of people from the swimming community.

They will co-ordinate training under the guidance of the head coach and must be highly motivated and passionate about developing talented young people to the highest possible levels. They will be able to demonstrate excellent organisational and time management skills, together with information and communications technology proficiencies. A detailed knowledge of talent identification and long term athlete development are essential. This role will include attendance at club meets, plus targeted open meets throughout the year.

The position will be offered on a full time basis (up to 25 hours per week) and the salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate’s development and progression will also be a central focus and in return the candidate will be expected to coach across all levels, ages and abilities.

Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.

If you require any further information about the position then please contact the club chair, Jo Westhead, via the contact details below.

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